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Red Hat Expands Docker Collaboration on App Containerization

Red Hat wants to streamline the process of application delivery and orchestration across bare metal systems, virtual machines and private and public clouds via software containers -- and it's collaborating with Docker to do it.

Red Hat Unveils OpenShift Marketplace

Red Hat today announced the forthcoming launch of a new software marketplace for users of its OpenShift Online public cloud application development and hosting platform.

Apperian Opens Up API for Enterprise Mobility Platform

Apperian Inc. announced an open API for its enterprise mobility management and deployment platform.

Cisco Joins the Business-Oriented Mobile App Development Parade

Hardware and networking power Cisco Systems Inc. this week entered the software development arena as part of its new Enterprise Mobility Services Platform.

Google Developer News Includes New Managed VMs Service

Google Inc. this week is making lots of noise at its Google Platform Live conference, including the introduction of "Managed VMs" designed to help developers using the App Engine cloud service access native resources and run native code.

Continuuity Open Sources Loom Big Data Cluster Management Tool

Continuuity yesterday open sourced its Loom software for managing cloud-based Big Data clusters.

Google Announces .NET APIs, Android Apps for Wearables and More

Google this week announced a library of client APIs for the Microsoft .NET Framework, a developer preview for building Android apps for wearable devices and guidance on how to use management tools with the Google Compute Engine cloud service.

With a New $160 Million, Cloudera Targets Hadoop Community Contributions

Cloudera this week raised $160 million in funding from major investors as it considers an initial public offering, planning to invest much of the money in engineering resources to extend its contributions to the Apache Hadoop community.

IBM Offers Watson Supercomputing Power to Develop Mobile Big Data Apps

IBM is offering the power of its Watson supercomputing platform to encourage mobile developers to build Big Data "cognitive computing" apps in a contest announced today.

Jelastic Updates 'Platform-as-Infrastructure' Solution

Jelastic has updated its namesake Java-and-PHP cloud hosting platform and further combined its PaaS and IaaS capabilities, according to the company.

CloudBees Java PaaS Now on Verizon Cloud

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees is partnering with Verizon to offer a version of its platform on the new Verizon Cloud.

Oracle Cloud World: Ellison Talks Up Security and Future Cloud Plans

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a last-minute appearance at the company's Cloud World event in San Francisco this week, adding some C-level cheerleading to the daylong showcase of Oracle products.

PaaS Provider Apprenda Adds Java Support

The newly launched Apprenda 5.0 also comes with a revamped developer portal and dynamic scaling enhancements.

Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices, Increases Instance Sizes

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it is reducing pricing for its S3 and Elastic Block Storage Service (EBS).

Spring Framework 4.0 Unifies Java App Architecture and Big Data in the Cloud

Pivotal has released the first major update of the Spring Framework since 2009.

Java PaaS Provider Teams with Red Hat on OpenShift 'Cartridges'

Jelastic this week announced an upcoming collaboration with Red Hat to promote the global standardization of pluggable PaaS "cartridges" for Red Hat's OpenShift cloud computing platform.

Amazon Announces Real-Time Big Data Processing Service

Amazon yesterday introduced its Kinesis service for real-time processing of never-ending Big Data streams to facilitate instant business decision-making.

CSA Crafting Enterprise Cloud Security Framework

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Wednesday launched an initiative that would aid enterprises in using cloud computing services to protect infrastructures.

Red Hat's PaaS Extended to OpenStack Cloud Development

Red Hat this week at the OpenStack Foundation Summit in Hong Kong said its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software can now be deployed on OpenStack clouds.

NuoDB Adds Geo-Distro to NewSQL Database

NewSQL startup NuoDB has released an update of its distributed relational database management system (DBMS).