There is no open core in OpenStack

  SUMMARY:It used to be that open-source business models were exclusively “open core”: take code from trunk, wrap it with proprietary “value-add” and sell a “commercial” edition. For a number of reasons, from fast growth to broad reach, that model doesn’t fit OpenStack. The most common model of monetizing open source is the “open core” ...

Flexiant readies OpenStack support with plug-in-friendly Orchestrator release

  photo: JULIADEBOER PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMARY:The British company, whose software aims to help service providers enter the cloud game, has “opened up” its platform to allow more flexibility. It’s also preparing to support OpenStack, claiming it will make service provider deployments less painful. Flexiant, a company that sells service providers software to help them start offering cloud ...

Bracing for the OpenStack deluge

  SUMMARY:Huawei, Hitachi and Aptira are aboard as OpenStack Foundation Gold members, Cisco beefs up its OpenStack bundles and more news out of the OpenStack Summit 2013. Here they come. The OpenStack faithful are gathering in Hong Kong this week atthe OpenStack Summit, hoping to show how the open-source cloud stack has matured enough for ...

Microsoft keeps building its hybrid cloud with Windows Azure updates

  SUMMARY:A set of updates to Windows Azure include new backup services, an SDK, and a preview Hyper-V recovery manager. Microsoft continues to push out enhancements and updates to its cloud. This week it’s made Windows Azure Backup Services broadly available and announced a couple other updates including a new software development kit (SDK) that should ease debugging ...

10 Reasons to Consider a Virtual Private Server

Virtual Private Servers, though not a brand new technology, have gathered steam in recent years, with several web service providers utilizing virtual private servers for better performance and cost cutting. Virtual private servers, also known as cloud servers, can help a startup web business with low cost, high performance solutions, while keeping up a quality of ...

What Operating System Templates are Available?

When you spin up a VPS Server you can choose from any of the following pre configured image templates. If you need something you can’t see please Contact us. ArchLinux ArchLinux 2012.08 x64 Centos CentOS 5.5 x64 Optimized and Hardened CentOS 5.5 x64 Optimized and Hardened LAMP CentOS 5.5 x64 Optimized and Hardened LLMP CentOS 5.5 ...

New Cloud Hosting Server Templates Available – CentOS, Ubuntu & Debian Windows

QuantmWeb’s server templates save you time by pre-installing the exact operating system image you want. We’re constantly adding and updating server templates and we’re happy to announce the following templates are now available for our VPS Hosting and Cloud Hosting services. CentOS 6.4 Ubuntu 13.04 Debian 7.0 Windows After installing a CentOS or Ubuntu Image, we recommend running the ...

New Cloud Hosting Server Templates Available – CentOS 6 + Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10

QuantmWeb server templates for VPS Hosting save you time by pre-installing the exact operating system image you want. We’re constantly adding and updating server templates and we’re happy to announce the following templates are now available for all Cloud Hosting products: CentOS 6.3 (6.4 coming shortly) CentOS 5.9 Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 12.10 After installing a CentOS ...

Amazon loosens up more on Reserved Instance use

  photo: Barb Darrow SUMMARY:New from AWS: the ability to change the size of your EC2 Reserved Instances. That along with an earlier change that lets you move RIs between zones show Amazon getting more flexible. If you don’t like restrictions on the use of Amazon Web Services’ Reserved Instances, wait a minute, things are changing. ...

OpenStack: is it a PaaS killer? The week in cloud

  SUMMARY:As the latest release of the open-source cloud infrastructure debuted, controversy swirled anew. Will OpenStack kill third-party PaaSes or vice versa? As the OpenStack Havana release went live last week, controversy over the viability of the open source cloud continued to swirl, this time thanks to a set of dueling blog posts. On Saturday, Simon Wardley posted a ...