VMware plays nice with OpenStack, unveils a VMware-powered data-center-in-a-box

  SUMMARY:At VMworld, the virtualization giant will unveil new service that makes OpenStack more compatible with VMware tools and VMware-loaded data centers as well as a new appliance that will come stocked with (what else?) VMware software. Virtualization giant VMware plans to announce Monday that its lineup of tools for the data center will soon be compatible ...

IO launches an OpenStack cloud running on open source servers

  SUMMARY:IO, which is known for its modular data center designs and specialized data center management software, is getting into the cloud provider space with a new service called IO.Cloud. It’s very open at the foundational level, at least, running OpenStack software on Open Compute hardware. Modular data center expert IO is getting into the cloud ...

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 ...

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 ...

OpenStack Havana goes live, but here’s what’s important: new users!

  SUMMARY:Next month’s OpenStack Summit will feature some new big-name users — Workday, Concur, Shutterstock — of the open-source cloud infrastructure. The OpenStack Havana release is available as of Thursday — but the delivery of semi-annual code updates is table stakes. What will be more telling is how many actual user companies — as opposed to OpenStack-affiliated vendors — ...

Canonical wants to make OpenStack less of a pain to deploy with Ubuntu Server 13.10

  SUMMARY:OpenStack may be on the rise, but its competitors often point to the complexity of setting it up. Ubuntu Server 13.10, due out next week, aims to eliminate that concern through the introduction of so-called charm bundles. Canonical will release version 13.10 of Ubuntu Server in a week’s time, not coincidentally in sync with ...

VMware re-virtualizes networks and storage to keep pace with the cloud

Virtualization giant makes its case as Microsoft and OpenStack gain recognition. So much hardware to virtualize, so little time. Intel Free Press SAN FRANCISCO—VMware is still the big kahuna in virtualization, and the company is hosting its annual VMworld conference this week to show off the latest shiny bits of software that businesses can buy for ...

Is OpenStack Grizzly Ready for Deployment?

This was posted originally on SearchStorage. By David Dale, NetApp The recent OpenStack Summit illustrated just how far the OpenStack platform has come over the last six months. Certainly, the hype hasn’t abated: Almost all of my customer conversations about internal cloudinfrastructure now include OpenStack, and nearly every day I hear of another production deployment. What has changed, ...