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Thursday, December 3, 2015

On 8:34 AM by BN Cables in ,    No comments
On December 2, 2015, Canonical, the team behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, had the great pleasure of announcing a new partnership with the 6WIND high-performance networking software company.
The new collaboration between Canonical and 6WIND will leverage the growth of cloud networking on the Ubuntu Linux operating system by integrating 6WIND's Virtual Accelerator software used for accelerating virtual infrastructures with Canonical's Juju service orchestration tool that lets users model, configure, deploy and manage cloud environments painlessly.
"We are pleased to work with 6WIND to integrate Juju with 6WIND Virtual Accelerator," said John Zannos, VP of Cloud Alliances at Canonical. "6WIND’s expertise in NFV, SDN and data center acceleration will help our customers deploy highly scalable Ubuntu cloud networks."
Designed from the ground up to remove the performance limitations in a production virtual networking infrastructure and validated on Canonical’s Ubuntu platform, 6WIND's Virtual Accelerator software includes exciting features like support for Open vSwitch, guest processing offloads, Linux bridge, security, as well as multi-tenancy and filtering.
"Canonical’s Ubuntu is a market leading Linux distribution, which many of our customers leverage to create their public and private clouds," said Eric Carm├Ęs, CEO and Founder of 6WIND. "By integrating 6WIND Virtual Accelerator with Juju our joint customers will benefit from high performance virtual applications without any change to the OS or infrastructure and full commercial support from both companies."

Easily create cloud networks with high application throughput

The integration of 6WIND's Virtual Accelerator software with Canonical's Juju service orchestration tool promises to offer customers the possibility of creating cloud networks with high application throughput for various demanding scenarios like Software-defined Networking (SDN) or Network Function Virtualization (NFV).
While Juju lets the Ubuntu community deploy OpenStack, hundreds of pre-configured services, or their own code to any private or public cloud, Virtual Accelerator deploys transparently in Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor domains running on 32-bit (x86) servers to increase the application throughput without using additional techniques or hardware.
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Yahoo mulls sale of core Internet business...

Board discussions this week are expected to address a demand by an investor firm,
Yahoo's board may be considering this week the sale of its core Internet business, after an activist investor demanded last month that the company explore the sale of its core search and display advertising businesses.
The board will be meeting to discuss the sale in a series of meetings from Wednesday through Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Yahoo had previously planned to spin off its shares in Alibaba Holding Group, through a company called Aabaco Holdings, but has held back on the move because of uncertainties about potential tax implications.
In a letter last month to Maynard J. Webb, chairman of Yahoo's board, and its CEO Marissa Mayer, investor Starboard Value's Managing Member Jeffrey C. Smith wrote that the proposed spin off of Aabaco was not Yahoo’s best alternative, and the company should instead be exploring a sale of Yahoo’s core business of search and display advertising, while leaving Yahoo’s ownership stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan in the existing corporate entity.
Smith threatened that his firm "will look to make significant changes to the Board if you continue to make decisions that destroy shareholder value."
Yahoo's core business has not been very strong, despite a turnaround effort by Mayer, including a search advertising agreement with rival Google announced in October. Its revenue grew 6.8 percent in the third quarter to US$1.2 billion, while profit dropped to $76 million. The company also had some key staff leaving.
A separation of Yahoo’s Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan stakes from the core business would unlock immediate value for shareholders and allow Yahoo’s core business to better recruit and retain talent, according to Starboard Value. 
At present, Yahoo is the only "Silicon Valley company we know that currently has a stock price almost entirely driven by the value of an entity outside of its control," Smith wrote, referring to Yahoo's stake in Alibaba.  Yahoo is at a disadvantage in recruiting talent because its stock price performance does not reflect the performance of Yahoo employees, but the performance of Alibaba, according to Smith, who pointed out that top talent "wants to be able to directly contribute to, and be rewarded by, its company’s stock price performance."
A spokeswoman for Yahoo said the company is not going to comment on the WSJ report.  The board meetings this week are expected to consider whether to continue with the spin off of more than $30 billion in shares of Alibaba, find a buyer for Yahoo’s core business of Web properties, or both, according to people cited by the newspaper.
IDG News Service