The current OpenShift Origin M4 release, made up of large open-source contributions to Docker and the Kubernetes project, reforms OpenShift around a core of containers for the upcoming OpenShift 3 release. The cross-platform container model, still currently in beta and accepting regular contributions, also incorporates Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the company’s new Atomic Host container OS into the application delivery PaaS.

Cloudyn announces Azure support
Cloud monitoring and optimization company Cloudyn announced support for Microsoft Azure. The platform supports public, private and multi-cloud environments with access to real-time business analytics to monitor cloud deployments from a single dashboard.

Attunity shows off Attunity Replicate 4.0
Enterprise Big Data and information availability services provider Attunity exhibited at Microsoft Ignite, showcasing version 4.0 of its Attunity Replicate solution for Hadoop and SQL Server data.

The data replication software, released late last year, combines a SQL Server data warehouse with Hadoop to deliver Big Data integration and distribution for business intelligence. The company also recently finalized its acquisition of Appfluent, a data usage analytics provider for Big Data environments.

Atalasoft highlights .NET and mobile PDF SDKs
Atalasoft, which provides developers with .NET and Java libraries and viewers for document imaging, was at Ignite to exhibit its MobileImage image capturing SDK for Android and iOS. The three-part SDK, consisting of capturing, processing and barcode recognition mechanisms, turns mobile devices into snapshot document capture machines in the shift toward mobile PDFs. The company also showed off its .NET Imaging and .NET PDF Generation products for the Microsoft-focused crowd.

Parallels announces RDP client for Windows Virtual Applications
Parallels, a cross-platform desktop virtualization provider, exhibited its new remote desktop virtualization client for Raspberry Pi, enabling users to access Windows Virtual Applications and remote desktops. Users can use any application remotely, and use full remote desktops published by Parallels’ 2X Remote Application Server for server load balancing, Windows client management, and other cross-platform application-delivery use cases.

eFolder debuts Cloudfinder for Office 365
Cloud file synchronization, backup and security provider eFolder exhibited its new Cloudfinder product, which backs up, restores and protects Office 365 data. Cloudfinder can perform backups on Office 365 e-mails, files, folders, attachments, and metadata with mass data restoration capabilities, full-text search, and HTTPS, SSL and SSE data encryption.

Actiance announces Skype for Business and Yammer support
Actiance, an enterprise data monitoring and e-discovery platform, debuted support for Skype for Business and Yammer, enabling organizations to monitor, control and archive conversations in Yammer and Skype for Business, including instant messages, persistent chats, Web conferences and voice calls. Skype for Business support will be available later this month, with Yammer support coming this summer.