ANTWERP, BELGIUM, October 27, 2014 – Kangaroot, Belgium’s leading Open Source and Linux Service Provider, today announced it has joined with Chef, the leader in web-scale IT automation, to deliver training, support and implementation services in the Benelux market.

Kangaroot, specialist in architectuur, implementatie en ondersteuning van enterprise Linux- en open source-oplossingen, stelt Hans Dillen (43) aan als Business Development Manager. In zijn nieuwe functie is Hans verantwoordelijk voor het bevorderen van de klantenrelaties en het uitbreiden van het bestaande klantenbestand van Kangaroot.


IBM's PowerLinux is the combination of a Linux-based operating system running on IBM Power Architecture technology. This combination produces a customizable system capable of handling large quantities of data more efficiently without the need for additional hardware. To determine real world performance, we composed a test scenario with two comparable systems running large database operations. This test also shows that Linux can be an abstraction layer on different types of hardware that are better at running certain workloads.

14/1/2014 marks a special day in Kangaroot's calendar. We celebrate our 14th anniversary as a company... and the number 14 is everywhere! Over those years - a lifetime in IT - we have had some remarkable moments.

OpenStack started out as an open source project by RackSpace and NASA in 2010. It was designed to enable any organization to run cloud services on standard hardware. IT industry companies like AMD, Intel, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, Yahoo and a bunch of others have joined the project. OpenStack is a suite of interrelated software packages that control processing, storage and networking resources throughout a datacenter. Administrators can manage these resources through a web accessible dashboard, and users can provision resources themselves. All of the code for OpenStack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Anyone can run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project.


Platform-as-a-Service is getting a lot of press lately, and with good reason. PaaS is an efficient way to develop applications, as you can start up a new development machine in a matter of seconds and take it down when you're finished with it. Or cater to specific needs easily, such as combinations of framework versions and databases.
Red Hat's Openshift is such a Platform-as-a-Service, ready for production after two years of beta testing.