Cloud Foundry Foundation that was formed recently to advance an open source PaaS gets a new lead, Sam Ramji as the CEO. InfoQ talks to James Watters, VP for Product at Pivotal, Christopher Ferris, CTO Open Cloud at IBM and Dr. Nic Williams, CEO of Stark and Wayne.
Mitchell Hashimoto, founder of HashiCorp and creator of Vagrant, presented the first Config Management Camp keynote, describing the status of the datacenter in the past and today, the existing problems and outlining solutions, such as distributed systems, failure tolerance or usage of containers.
Google has announced giving up SPDY after HTTP/2.0 has integrated the protocol and its standardization is in its final stages.
Federico Simoncelli, principal software engineer in the virtualization department at Red Hat, explained the integration status between oVirt, Docker containers and Kubernetes, and Andrey Vagin, software engineer at Parallels, covered the work done in the CRIU project to enable live migration of containers, at the virtualization developer room at FOSDEM.
CoreOS have released v0.3.1. of the Rocket container runtime and associated App Container (appc) specification, which includes new user-facing features and several important implementation changes that contribute to the stated goals of security and composability.
Daniel Lobato, software engineer at Red Hat, presented the new Foreman features to manage Docker containers, and Serge Hallyn, member of Ubuntu server team, introduced the new LXD project, the Linux container daemon, at the FOSDEM virtualization developer room.
Mobile devices often contain both personal and corporate data. When these devices use cloud services with an "always on" internet connection the risk of security breaches increases says Jeff Crume. An interview on mobile security threats, increasing adherence to security policies, using mobile devices to collaborate efficiently, effectively and secure, and deploying enterprise mobile security.
Vincent Batts, senior software engineer at Red Hat, talked about Linux containers and Docker, covering the different storage drivers pros and cons, the image format and signing of images, at the virtualization developer room at FOSDEM.
Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft’s NoSQL cloud database service is available in newer regions within Asia and US. The account limits are enhanced to support increased capacity units and document size.
Tumblr have released Genesis, an open source tool for data center automation that consolidates the process of discovering new machines, reporting hardware details to Tumblr’s Collins inventory management system, and providing a mechanism to perform hardware configuration.
Microsoft announced new features to Azure SQL Database, Azure Active Directory, Azure RMS and Azure Media Services.
Spencer Krum and Elizabeth K. Joseph shared their experience both using and providing the public infrastructure used by OpenStack at the configuration management developer room at FOSDEM.
ClusterHQ, the team behind Flocker, have announced Powerstrip, an Apache licensed tool to prototype Docker extensions. Powerstrip works as a proxy between the Docker command line interface (CLI) and the Docker daemon allowing the Docker API to be extended. The main advantage of this approach is that it becomes much easier to compose together Docker add ons such as Flocker or Weave.
FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, took place this weekend in Brussels, Belgium, with over 4000 participants. This year the conference had over 40 tracks, both official and developer rooms organized by different communities, dedicated to diverse subjects such as Ruby, virtualization or config management.
VMware’s own distribution of OpenStack, VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) is launched at a press event in San Francisco.