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Benchmarking and scaling OpenStack in the enterprise

December 12, 2013

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Benchmarking and scaling OpenStack in the enterprise OpenStack has become increasingly important to enterprises of all sizes as its reach extends beyond Web 2.0/SaaS companies, such as Workday, Webex and PayPal. OpenStack is now a major element of both enterprise cloud computing and broader cloud initiatives, such as the new IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center […]

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Red Hat is OpenShifting into the cloud

December 4, 2013

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Red Hat is OpenShifting into the cloud Two years ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst told me that by 2016, Red Hat’s biggest rival would be VMware. Why VMware instead of Microsoft or Oracle, its traditional enemies? Whitehurst saw Red Hat’s future not in operating systems but in the clouds as a Platform as a […]

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2013 DevOps retro round-up: Agile development meets cloud computing

December 4, 2013

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2013 DevOps retro round-up: Agile development meets cloud computing Cloud computing has really made it’s mark on the industry. In addition to improving the agility influence on the communication and collaboration between developers and IT operations with the DevOps model cloud-technology has lowered costs, changed the enterprise, and given everyone a lot to think about. […]

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Transforming Business Transformation with Cloud and Agile Architecture

November 22, 2013

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Transforming Business Transformation with Cloud and Agile Architecture I had the distinct pleasure of attending Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference last week. AWS and 9,000 of their devoted followers, all drinking from the Amazon Cloud firehose. And while this heavily technical (and almost entirely male) crowd found Kinesis, WorkSpaces, and the new Postgres support to […]

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For Rackspace, it’s not all about fanatical support anymore

November 22, 2013

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For Rackspace, it’s not all about fanatical support anymore Now Rackspace is positioning itself based on performance, not support. Which is a big shift for a company that’s touted fanatical support since it’s birth. Rackspace built its managed hosting and cloud businesses on its promise of “fanatical support” above and beyond what people could expect […]

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IBM Faces a Crisis In the Cloud

November 22, 2013

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IBM Faces a Crisis In the Cloud IBM (IBM) is having an identity crisis, and it sure is something to watch. You may have heard about Big Blue’s recent ad campaign that takes a dig at Amazon.com (AMZN). In its marketing material, IBM claims to power 270,000 more websites than Amazon, via its cloud computing […]

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vCloud, OpenStack, Pets and Cattle

November 22, 2013

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vCloud, OpenStack, Pets and Cattle I keep bumping into discussions where people try to compare vCloud (Director) and OpenStack. The last one that caught my attention was an email from a colleague that went like: “We are in a competitive situation with OpenStack. Customer is currently using Amazon EC2….. They are looking at moving from […]

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Openstack vs. CloudStack A Tale of Two Conferences

November 11, 2013

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Openstack vs. CloudStack A Tale of Two Conferences OpenStack and CloudStack are open source software to create infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds. Both are under the Apache License, which allows creating derivative projects, and even close sourcing them as long as you maintain the copyright notices. They represent a new wave of open software, […]

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IBM SoftLayer & Cloudera Bring Big Data To Bare Metal Cloud Platform

October 31, 2013

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BM owned SoftLayer in collaboration with big data service provider Cloudera has introduced a multi-server SoftLayer infrastructure system that is capable of running the Cloudera platform to enable on-demand Apache Hadoop deployments in the cloud. Cloudera’s Hadoop solution is usually installed on-site onto bare metal servers. While still installed on bare metal servers, this new on-demand system is designed for […]

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With Havana Release, OpenStack Adds Enterprise Features

October 17, 2013

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With Havana Release, OpenStack Adds Enterprise Features October 17th, 2013 By: Jason Verge The OpenStack Foundation today announced the release of Havana, the eighth version of the open source cloud platform. The OpenStack Foundation today announced the release of Havana, the eighth version of the open source cloud platform. Havana provides a step forward in […]

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HP Aims for the Stars with CloudSystem and Moonshot

October 5, 2013

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HP Aims for the Stars with CloudSystem and Moonshot Over the past few months, I’ve had a chance to spend time with the HP product teams. In doing so, it’s really opened my eyes to a new HP with a number of solid offerings. Two solutions (CloudSystem and Moonshot) really caught my attention. HP CloudSystem […]

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The top five cloud stories of the week

October 5, 2013

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The top five cloud stories of the week Red Hat leads way to certify OpenStack pros – ZDNet Red Hat now offers a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (RHCEI). This Certificate intends to attest the knowledge of people working with OpenStack in a very simple way. Thanks to that certificate, it will now […]

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OpenStack for the Enterprise – Showcasing the OpenStack Ecosystem

September 26, 2013

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We are now working on the next chapter for our white paper Enterprise Cloud Computing, which is entitled OpenStack for the Enterprise.As the name suggests the goal is to provide a succinct but comprehensive overview of one of the technology platforms available to CIOs to implement their Enterprise Cloud strategy:OpenStack. This will span across a […]

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CloudPlatform Enables Every Workload

September 25, 2013

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CloudPlatform Enables Every Workload As mentioned yesterday here and here, we are very proud of Citrix CloudPlatform and the ability to manage both cloud native scale-out application workloads as well as traditional scale-up application workloads. Let’s break that statement down into more detail. We’ll start with cloud native scale-out application workloads. Cloud Native Scale-Out Applications […]

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Cloud storage provider Nirvanix is closing its doors

September 25, 2013

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Cloud storage provider Nirvanix is closing its doors : VMblog.com – Virtualization News and Information for Everyone Cloud service provider Nirvanix may have inadvertently validated customers’ fears centered around cloud storage. It was reported last week by U.K.-based website Information Age that Nirvanix has told its customers they have two weeks to find another home […]

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