Oracle open sources new tools focused on containers

Oracle is helping development teams build and operate containers with three new tools it is releasing into open source. The tools — Smith, Crashcart and Railcar — are designed to tackle containerization challenges commonly faced. “Containers are more popular than ever. Here at Oracle, we use containers for many of our cloud services. While preparing …

Red Hat Releases Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Stack

Red Hat executive Irshad Raihan recently spoke to me about a software package — Red Hat Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) — that the company put together to address the needs of enterprises using hyperconverged systems. This package is made up of previously available Red Hat products. Red Hat’s HCI is completely open source and production ready. …

Google’s Main Strategy Is Under Threat From EU

Google has thrived by launching new services out of its powerful search engine—such as online travel, maps and news—to make finding information easier for users. Now such expansion, a hallmark strategy of Google, is under threat. European Union regulators this week determined for the first time that Google’s search engine was a monopoly and fined the company …