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The 10 Coolest Open-Source Software Tools Of 2021 (So Far)

Wade Tyler Millward

CRN’s list of 10 coolest open-source tools in 2021 so far include python-based restore tooling from Aiven and cloud-use cost visibility from Stackwatch.

Red Hat OKD

One of the bigger tech stories in recent years has been IBM’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat. Ever since, IBM executives have touted Red Hat OpenShift as the cornerstone of its near-term growth strategy. And powering OpenShift is the open source Red Hat OKD, a distribution of Kubernetes for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment.

In March, Red Hat held a testing and deployment workshop to discuss the latest updates for OKD 4, including CodeReady Containers and dedicated operator SDKs.

In January, Red Hat struck a deal to buy StackRox, a developer of container and Kubernetes-native security that Red Hat will use to boost the security capabilities of OpenShift.

 
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Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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