Technology Inspur, China's largest cloud hardware vendor, joins open-source patent protection consortium

00:25  14 april  2021
00:25  14 april  2021 Source:   zdnet.com

Why the mainframe is alive and thriving

  Why the mainframe is alive and thriving Mainframes are still going strong after 70 years.As with each wave, pundits, analysts, and industry watchers have forecasted the death of the mainframe. Yet, the venerable mainframe has prevailed.

The Open Invention Network (OIN) defends the intellectual property (IP) rights of Linux and open-source software developers from patent trolls and the like. This is a global fight and now the OIN has a new, powerful allied member in China: Inspur.

a close up of a subway station © ZDNet

Open Source

  • Linux Foundation announces new open-source software signing service
  • Top open source, tech-smart, board-ready women executives
  • Red Hat's survey results on the state of enterprise open-source software
  • The open-source RISC-V is prompting chip technology breakthroughs (ZDNet YouTube)
  • Top five open source Linux server distributions (TechRepublic)

Inspur is a leading worldwide provider and China's leading data center infrastructure, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) server providers. While not a household name like Lenovo, Inspur ranks among the world's top-three server manufacturers.

WandaVision: 10 Burning Questions We Have After Watching the Finale

  WandaVision: 10 Burning Questions We Have After Watching the Finale (Warning: This post contains spoilers from WandaVision’s finale. Read at your own risk!) That’s a wrap on WandaVision! The series, which explored grief and trauma through its titular heroine, closed the book on Westview with a stacked finale that saw Wanda finally setting the townsfolk free by bringing the Hex down — but not before

As a leading server company, almost all of its work is with Linux and open-source software. When it comes to servers, the cloud, and AI, there's really no work today that's not running on Linux. So, it only makes sense for Inspur to commit itself to the legal protection of open-source software (OSS).

After all, as Keith Bergelt, the OIN's CEO, pointed out in a statement:  "Linux is rewriting what is possible in infrastructure computing. OSS-based cloud computing and on-premise data centers are driving down the cost-per-compute while significantly increasing businesses' ability to provision AI and machine-learning (ML) capabilities. We appreciate Inspur's participation in joining OIN and demonstrating its commitment to innovation and patent non-aggression in open source."

Multicloud deployments surge as Microsoft Azure duels with AWS

  Multicloud deployments surge as Microsoft Azure duels with AWS All of the public cloud players are showing solid growth as the multicloud pie expands. Azure is closing the gap on AWS, but Google Cloud is making big inroads too.Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves.

Inspur knows this as well as anyone. Donny Zhang, VP of Inspur information, said, "Linux and open source are critical elements in technologies which we are developing and provisioning. By joining the Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open-source software."

Inspur is only the latest of many companies to join the OIN. Besides such primarily hardware-oriented companies as Inspur, Baidu, China's largest search engine company, and global banks such as Barclays and the TD Bank Group, have joined the OIN. In 2021, companies far removed from traditional Linux companies such as Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE all recognize Linux and OSS's importance.

OIN protects Linux and OSS by cross-licensing Linux System -- including Android and exFAT -- patents among OIN members on a royalty-free basis. Patents owned by Open Invention Network are similarly licensed royalty-free to any organization that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System. Your company can join the OIN by signing the OIN license online.

Related Stories:

  • Top banks join Linux and open-source patent protection group
  • Open Invention Network Linux patent protection group turns 15
  • Open Invention Network open-source, non-aggression patents now covers Android and exFAT.

Oracle opens second cloud region in Brazil .
The new Vinhedo Cloud region makes Oracle the only cloud provider with two regions in Brazil. Oracle has had a presence in Brazil since last year, when it launched its first Sao Paulo region.Oracle's goal is to build at least two regions in most countries where it operates cloud infrastructure. That redundancy is valuable for disaster recovery purposes, as well as for helping enterprises meet data residency requirements. The idea is to give more confidence to business customers thinking about moving critical systems to the cloud.

usr: 0
This is interesting!