New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and help make scientific discoveries, they have also confounded their human creators, who never expected so-called “deep-learning” algorithms to work so well. No underlying principle has guided the design of these learning […] Read more »

3 open source projects that make Kubernetes easier

Clearly, Kubernetes is an elegant solution to an important problem. Kubernetes allows us to run containerized applications at scale without drowning in the details of balancing loads, networking containers, ensuring high availability for apps, or managing updates or rollbacks. So much complexity is hidden safely away.  But using Kubernetes is not without its challenges. Getting […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: What does ‘open’ mean to IT in the cloud era?

The term “open” when used in the IT context is an old and heavily used word. In an industry where new terms are introduced with incredible frequency, then age, and are discarded like napkins at a BBQ restaurant, the term “open” has surprising longevity. But what does “open” mean in the IT context? And why […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Is open source the transformative solution for activism?

Organizing public rallies really is rocket science. A successful launch needs careful planning and good software. Especially when highly vocal users are involved! How well does open source work for such a demanding application with hundreds of simultaneous events and millions of followers? How is information flow optimized and diverse applications integrated? Designing such systems […] Read more »

Leveraging Open Source Reference Architectures Allows You To Give And Take From Broader Expertise

Many standard storage server manufacturers have participated in the development of reference architectures, providing great insight into how to best deploy their servers for each of your company’s use cases. InformationWeek: Cloud Read more »

Cloud convenience is killing the open source database

Open source has never been more important or, ironically, irrelevant. As developers increasingly embrace the cloud to shorten time to market, they’re speeding past open source, making it even harder to build an open source business.  After all, if open source were largely a way for developers to skirt legal and purchasing departments to get […] Read more »

Microsoft embraces open source in the cloud and on-premises

With the announcement of a broad swathe of new data products and services at Microsoft Connect in New York City last week — including that the next release of SQL Server will support Linux (and Docker) —  the software giant has signaled a renewed focus on customer choice and flexibility, underscoring the increasing importance of […] Read more »

Facebook’s 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open

Facebook’s bid to open up networking is moving up into nosebleed territory for data centers. The company’s 100-gigabit switch design has been accepted by the Open Compute Project, a step that should help to foster an open ecosystem of hardware and software on high-speed networking gear. The 32-port Wedge 100 is the follow-on to Facebook’s […] Read more »

Open source tool manages AWS Lambda apps

A new open source project from Express and Node.js-canvas creator TJ Holowaychuk lets developers create, deploy, and manage AWS Lambda functions from a command-line tool. Apex, written in Google’s Go language, also makes it possible to run applications in languages not directly supported by AWS Lambda, such as Golang itself. [ Thinking of striking out on your […] Read more »

Amazon will open London datacenter by early 2017

Amazon Web Services will open its third European datacenter cluster by early 2017, CTO Werner Vogels said Friday. The move will “provide … strong data sovereignty to local users,” Vogels wrote in a blog post. Data sovereignty — or which country has jurisdiction over data — is a hot topic in the European Union, where […] Read more »

Amazon will open London data center by early 2017

Amazon Web Services will open its third European datacenter cluster by early 2017, CTO Werner Vogels said Friday. The move will “provide … strong data sovereignty to local users,” Vogels wrote in a blog post. [ Find out how software-defined networking is changing the data center with InfoWorld’s special report. Download it today! | Get […] Read more »

Samsung Open Source IoT Platform Aims to Bridge Connected Devices Gap

Samsung challenge Intel and Qualcomm with the announcement of three new chips aim at the Internet of Things market. Samsung also announced the launch of SmartThings Open Cloud, which will help developers create the applications using their connected devices. The Korean manufacturer new Artik platform includes software, development boards, drivers, tools, security features and connectivity […] Read more »

Airbnb open sources SQL tool built on Facebook’s Presto database

Apartment-sharing startup Airbnb has open sourced a tool called Airpal that the company built to give more of its employees access to the data they need for their jobs. Airpal is built atop the Presto SQL engine that Facebook created in order to speed access to data […] Airbnb open sources SQL tool built on Facebook’s […] Read more »

IBM Strengthens Effort to Support Open Source Spark for Machine Learning

IBM is providing substantial resources to the Apache Software Foundation’s Spark project to prepare the platform for machine learning tasks, like pattern recognition and classification of objects. The company plans to offer Bluemix Spark as a service and has dedicated 3,500 researchers and developers to assist in its preservation and further development. In 2009, AMPLab […] Read more »

Microsoft to hook Hyper-V into open source cloud platform

Image by 3rr [San Jose, CA] Microsoft to hook Hyper-V into open source cloud platform By Jon Brodkin | Published September 30, 2011 10:15 AM Microsoft is teaming up with the OpenNebula project to create infrastructure-as-a-service clouds combining open source software and Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization platform. … Read more on Ars Technica Microsoft India to […] Read more »

OpenStack Diablo Open Source Cloud Platform Accelerates High-Availability

OpenStack Diablo Open Source Cloud Platform Accelerates High-Availability OpenStack is an open source cloud platform originally started by Rackspace and NASA that has grown to more than 80 member companies. The Diablo release is the first major release of OpenStack since the Cactus release in October. … Read more on Server Watch Tucci at Oracle […] Read more »

Appcelerator Launches Open Mobile Marketplace, An App Store For App Components

Appcelerator Launches Open Mobile Marketplace, An App Store For App Components Mobile cloud platform company Appcelerator, makers of the cross-platform Titanium platform for building mobile, tablet and desktop applications, is today announcing the launch of the “Appcelerator Open Mobile Marketplace.” The new store, which was … Read more on TechCrunch SIM Partners Selects the Votacall […] Read more »

Cloud.com: Open Source Cloud Platform

An interesting new player in the cloud computing sector is Cloud.com, which offers an open source cloud platform. The company’s software is being used primarily by service providers to quickly build and deploy cloud platforms, allowing them to offer in-house services to cloud-curious customers, rather than seeing them depart for Amazon. In this video, Cloud.com […] Read more »