A new survey suggests that proprietary Java application servers are losing to open source in the cloud age.
Phurnace's technology will make it easy to model and deploy Java Enterprise Edition applications from the likes of Oracle's BEA, Red Hat's JBoss, and IBM's Websphere.
Novell and IBM cozy up to promote Novell's Linux desktop and favor WebSphere application server over JBoss.
An effort to license IBM processor designs bears fruit as one of the most powerful computing companies on the Net shows its own server using Big Blue's Power8 chip. That could mean more competitive pressure on Intel.
Big Blue announces plans to deliver its software in the cloud via Amazon's hosted Web services.
IBM is making some software available via Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Other software vendors will surely follow, now that Big Blue has stepped onto the cloud.
Companies derive solid, tangible benefits from open source that go far beyond the technology. Just ask Behr about its Behr.com website.