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CloudComputingIntelligence: Top Open Source Cloud Projects for 2014

OpenStack has a clear lead as the best overall Open Source cloud project according to a survey by Linux.com. Ahead of Linuxcon Europe in Dussledorf (13-15 October) Linux.com has revealed the findings of a survey at CloudOpen Linux Foundation event in Chicago.

ZDNet: Vault: The Linux Foundation's new storage-focused tradeshow

Here's a secret that most server administrrators know, but few outside the datacenter and server room know: Most big data stores, and the cloud's petabytes of storage, are all based on Linux.

Amazon Web Services S3 storage and the like may look simple but behind the interface there's a complicated web of storage devices, services, and file systems based on Linux. In recognition of this, The Linux Foundation, has announced a new conference,Vault.

OpenSource.com: Linux Foundation offers new certification

On ZDNet this week, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols covers the news on the Linux Foundation introducing new certifications. With continuing demand for Linux professionals, HR departments look for degrees and certifications.

TechWeek Europe: New Linux Certification Exam To Meet Skills Demand

The Linux Foundation is hoping to address global demand for Linux and open source professionals with a new new certification programme. It is accompanied by what it calls “a virtual, performance-based, distribution-flexible certification exam.”

The Register: Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

LinuxCon 2014 As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies.

The nonprofit organization said on Wednesday that SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital have become Linux Foundation members, all three of which are interested in using Linux and open-source software to power storage systems.

TechWeek Europe: SanDisk, Seagate And Western Digital Join The Linux Foundation

Three of the world’s largest storage device manufacturers have joined the Linux Foundation, a non-profit organisation that manages the development of the open source OS.

GeekWire: Know your Linux! New Linux Foundation certification aims to boost Linux job market

Linux has been expanding its reach — powering Google, Facebook and other major platforms — and hiring managers say they’re in need of an increasing number of Linux developers. But many of those jobs are going unfilled, and given the entrenched position of Microsoft Windows inside many companies, not as many developers and admins are getting Linux training and certification as Linux leaders would like.

ZDNet: Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

It's a common story: Businesses desperately want Linux savvy employees. Programmers and system administrators who cut their teeth on the gcc and the BASH shell want jobs.

The Register: Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

LinuxCon 2014 The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers.

"The supply of labor has been far outpaced by the demand for Linux," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, addressing the audience at the annual LinuxCon conference in Chicago. "Linux is growing faster than any platform in the history of computing – has been for many, many years – and the supply of labor just isn't keeping up with it."

Network World: Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, or LFCS, and the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer, or LFCE certificates will be granted to applicants who pass an automated online exam. The cost will be $300, although the foundation will hand out 1,000 free passes to attendees at LinuxCon, where the announcement was made.

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