I am happy to present you the first Dell Open Source Ecosystem Digest which from now on is going to be released every Friday. Consider this first issue a "public beta": It's a collection of relevant techincal content such as blogs and announcements around OpenStack and Hadoop authored by Dell as well our partners. As of now, Mirantis (OpenStack) and Datameer (Hadoop) are kindly contributing to this digest; expect the contributors base to constantly expand in the upcoming issues. If you have any suggestions, questions or if you'd like to contribute to this digest, feel free to contact me (see contact data below).

OpenStack

Mirantis: "Making the most of your application performance on OpenStack Cloud" (by Piotr Siwczak)
http://www.mirantis.com/blog/making-most-of-openstack-compute-performance/

Mirantis: "To get OpenStack Cloud, get this: developers want Serverless Computing" (by David M. Fishman)
http://www.mirantis.com/blog/openstack-cloud-serverless-computing-developers/

Mirantis. "As Nimbula joins OpenStack, a look at their cloud orchestration" (by Lee Xie)
http://www.mirantis.com/blog/nimbula-cloud-orchestration-director-openstack/

Hadoop

Datameer: "Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend" (by Stefan Groschupf)
http://www.datameer.com/blog/announcements/time-is-the-most-valuable-thing-a-man-can-spend.html

Datameer: "Analytics App Market" (infomercial)
http://vimeo.com/51822540 

Dell

Ultimate Hadoop flexibility with the C8000 Series (by Armando Acosta & Mike Pittaro)
http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/enterprise/b/inside-enterprise-it/archive/2012/10/22/ultimate-hadoop-flexibility-with-the-c8000-series.aspx

Dell Extends ARM-based Server Ecosystem Enablement with Open Source Development for the Apache Community (press release)
http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/secure/2012-10-24-dell-arm-server-open-source-apache.aspx?ref=rss 

Quest Software Expands its Big Data Solution with new Hadoop-centric Software Capabilities for Business Analytics
http://www.quest.com/news-release/quest-software-expands-its-big-data-solution-with-new-hadoop-ce-102012-818658.aspx 

Contributors

Datameer was founded in 2009 by some of the original contributors to Apache Hadoop, Datameer has grown to a global team, advancing big data analytics. Datameer is headquatered in San Mateo, California, with offices in New York and Halle (Salle) in Germany. Company website: www.datameer.com

Mirantis delivers OpenStack cloud and open source application infrastructure. With the largest pool of OpenStack engineering expertise on the market, Mirantis helps service providers, SaaS vendors and enterprises build and run robust OpenStack cloud infrastructure, powered by the full force of open source innovation. Its focus: vendor-independent cloud implementation uncompromised by opaque hooks or proprietary packaging. The company has a unique cost-effective delivery model, founded on years of deep software engineering experience for demanding Fortune 1000 companies. Customers include Cisco, Dell, GE, Agilent, NASA, The Gap, Axcient and Nexenta. Mirantis is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with engineering centers in Russia and Ukraine. Company website: www.mirantis.com

Contact

Twitter: @RafaelKnuth
Email: rafael_knuth@dellteam.com