Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Google backs OpenStack

GOOGLE HAS BECOME the biggest name yet to back the open source cloud system OpenStack. Specifically, Google will help integrate its own open source container management software Kubernetes. This may seem like in-the-enterprise-weeds news, but it represents another significant step as Google tries to make up ground against Amazon’s wildly popular AWS suite of cloud […]

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

New OpenStack will make it easy to move between private and public clouds

The latest Kilo release of the OpenStack software, made available Thursday, sports new identity (ID) federation capability that, in theory, will let a customer in California use her local OpenStack cloud for everyday work, but if the load spikes, allocate jobs to other OpenStack clouds either locally or far, far away. “With Kilo, for the […]

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Friday, June 6th, 2014

HP to Invest $1 billion in Open Cloud Services

The company has pledged to invest $1 billion in open cloud products and services over the next two years, along with community-driven, open-source cloud technologies. “Just as the community spread the adoption of Linux in the enterprise, we believe OpenStack will do the same for the cloud,” said Hewlett-Packard CEO and President Meg Whitman, in […]

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

GoDaddy may go OpenStack

The company has been advertising to hire an engineering director who will “lead GoDaddy’s internal infrastructure-as-a-service project by adopting and contributing to OpenStack,” according to an ad posted to LinkedIn and the OpenStack Foundation website. The ad doesn’t offer much more detail and GoDaddy did not reply to a request for comment so it’s hard […]

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Monday, January 27th, 2014

After OpenStack, PayPal experimenting with public cloud

PayPal has spoken publicly and regularly about its private OpenStack implementation and recently said that 20 percent of its infrastructure runs on OpenStack. But it’s only a matter of time before PayPal starts running some of its operations on public clouds, said James Barrese, CTO of PayPal. “We have a few small apps that aren’t […]

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Salesforce going OpenStack?

You gotta love it when one vendor helpfully announces what another vendor’s plans. That’s what apparently happened Monday when Rackspace Chairman and co-founder Graham Weston was quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO blog  saying that Salesforce.com would start running OpenStack’s open-source cloud technology. Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/12/17/salesforce-com-will-adopt-openstack-says-rackspace/

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

OpenStack Keen On Indian Market

OpenStack, a non-profit organization promoting open source cloud computing software, wants to increase its presence in India. The organization has formed a three -pronged strategy—launching new products and features, tapping organizations deploying cloud computing, and training the vast channel base of its alliance partners who have a strong presence in the country. Mark Collier, COO, […]

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Friday, November 8th, 2013

Amazing OpenStack statistics from user survey

US Number 1 Country, India Number 2! Ubuntu No 1 OS. KVM Number 1 Hypervisor.

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Monday, October 7th, 2013

Paypal has rebuilt Netflix’s cloud-management system for OpenStack

Netflix has developed s Asgard, a web interface that lets engineers and developers manage their AWS infrastructure using a GUI rather than a command line. Netflix Asgard is open source. Paypal a big user of OpenStack has ported Asgard to OpenStack. Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/paypal-has-rebuilt-netflixs-cloud-management-system-for-openstack/

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Open Stack is now 3 years old!

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Oops. OpenStack board member says letting VMware into project was a mistake

Boris Renski is co-founder of OpenStack integration consultancy Mirantis and he says every enterprise he’s worked with so far has been interested in OpenStack because they view it as an alternative to VMware. The board’s vote earlier this month has now muddled the differences, he says. “If OpenStack isn’t an alternative to VMware, then what […]

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

VMware Joining OpenStack Delayed, For Now

The OpenStack Board of Directors met this week and on the agenda was a somewhat surprising action item: Vote on whether or not to accept VMware – once thought to be a competitor to the project – into the increasingly popular who’s-who club of cloud computing. VMware’s going to have to wait to see if […]

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Monday, September 3rd, 2012

What users are saying about open clouds

Market research firm IDC says that data from a new survey shows that “open cloud is key for 72 percent of customers.” Read More.

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Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Rackspace powered by OpenStack

Rackspace one of the key founders of OpenStack, has finally switched to OpenStack. These products will be provided to customers in limited amounts over a period of time to ensure a smooth ramp-up. – Cloud Servers, powered by OpenStack – based on the latest OpenStack compute release, this solution is fast, reliable, scalable and is […]

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

OpenStack could be the Linux of the cloud

OpenStack has the potential to become as widely used in cloud computing as Linux in servers, according to Rackspace’s chief executive Lanham Napier. Napier noted that OpenStack has more code contributors than Linux did when it started: it had 206 code contributors by its 84th week, whereas Linux took 615 weeks to get to that […]

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

If AWS is the Walmart of cloud, is OpenStack the Soviet Union?

The Cloud Faceoff! The stage was set for a lively debate between public cloud rivals at GigaOM Structure in San Francisco Thursday – representatives from Citrix, Eucalyptus and the OpenStack project certainly delivered. Nebula CEO and OpenStack co-founder Chris Kemp didn’t even get past the introductions before he challenged his fellow panelists on their “closed” […]

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Cloning Amazon Is a Dead End, Says Cloud Rival Rackspace

Does the rest of the cloud computing world really need to clone Amazon Web Services in order to succeed? Probably not, says Lew Moorman, the president of Rackspace, the San Antonio, Texas, company that plays second fiddle to Amazon in the cloud game. According to him, some customers want companies like his to clone all […]

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Why OpenStack is important

OpenStack is the future of Cloud computing. Founded by NASA and Rackspace it aims to provide a fully scalable open source cloud infrastructure. This can be deployed to build a public cloud or your own private cloud. Here are the reasons why I believe OpenStack will be successful. Its completely  Open Source, hence it is […]

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