The Stackalytics numbers show that Google was the source of nearly 53 percent of all code commits, which was seven-times more than the second largest contributor, Red Hat.
The startup's business model works like this: companies pay Tidelift a subscription, and in return they receive support for the open source projects they use from the developers who created and maintain these projects.
Open source and containers found themselves at the center of M&A activity this year.
The company closed 100 deals valued in excess of $1 million and added more than 100 new customers to both its OpenShift and Ansible platforms during the quarter.
Etcd is the primary storage location for Kubernetes and needs to be established before Kubernetes can be run on a system.
The collaboration focuses on the three biggest container pain areas for enterprises: 1) networking; 2) visibility; and 3) security.
It affects all Kubernetes-based products and services, and it gives hackers full administrative privileges on any compute node being run in a Kubernetes cluster.
NooBaa’s hybrid and multi-cloud management technology will be integrated with Red Hat’s storage offerings.
Its Cloud Migration Factory platform gained new automation features, while its Multicloud Management Platform was infused with ServiceNow support.
The latest update uses an in-house developed open source version of OpenStack that provides for more agility and a smaller footprint to support edge computing environments.
“We haven’t seen the full impact on our relationship with IBM,” said Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. “IBM is still saying they want to work with us.”
The OpenStack Platform 14 update makes it easier to install and run OpenShift in that environment and to run Kubernetes-orchestrated containers on bare metal.
Some expect the open source M&A wave to hit its apex next year. I say "why wait?"
If IBM does what it says it’s going to do with the assets, then it becomes a more formidable competitor against Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
SDxCentral Wrap for November 2, 2018. IBM Gobbles Up Red Hat for $34B in Hybrid Cloud, Container Push.