openstack

  • As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    IBM hasn’t been shy about its ambitions to transform into a cloud company, building up a broad portfolio of infrastructure, platform and software services. Part of that strategy has been to be intimately involved with OpenStack, the open source cloud platform. This week at the project’s biannual conference in Vancouver, IBM announced it was expanding its OpenStack… Read More

  • Canonical Launches Ubuntu Advantage Storage Support Service For Ceph And OpenStack Swift

    Canonical Launches Ubuntu Advantage Storage Support Service For Ceph And OpenStack Swift

    Canonical may still be mostly known for its Ubuntu Linux distribution, but the company now also offers a number of (paid) services for enterprises, often with a focus on the OpenStack platform. At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth today introduced his company’s latest offering: Ubuntu Advantage Storage. Read More

  • OpenStack Launches Vendor Certification, Federated Identity Support From Over 30 Cloud Providers

    OpenStack Launches Vendor Certification, Federated Identity Support From Over 30 Cloud Providers

    OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform originally launched by RackSpace and NASA in 2010, is getting a few new features today that aim to make using OpenStack across different clouds and vendors more straightforward. Every six months, the OpenStack community meets to discuss the state of the project and to plan ahead for the next bi-annual release. This spring’s OpenStack… Read More

  • OpenStack Market Consolidation Continues As Nebula Shuts Its Doors

    OpenStack Market Consolidation Continues As Nebula Shuts Its Doors

    Nebula, makers of an OpenStack appliance designed to simplify the complexities of installing an OpenStack instance, shut its doors yesterday. The company announced it was shutting down with a statement that appears on its website with a date of April 1, 2015. It does not appear that this is a prank. It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that today, April 1, 2015, Nebula is… Read More

  • A Maturing OpenStack Prepares To Take On New Challenges

    A Maturing OpenStack Prepares To Take On New Challenges

    OpenStack, the fast-growing open source cloud computing platform that now has the backing of more than 200 companies, is holding its semiannual developer conference in Paris this week. With over 4,500 attendees, it’s the organization’s largest event so far. While this illustrates the interest in the platform, the project is also facing a set of new challenges with its growing… Read More

  • SwiftStack Raises $16M For Its Enterprise Object Storage Service

    SwiftStack Raises $16M For Its Enterprise Object Storage Service

    The open source OpenStack platform is seeing increased adoption in the enterprise and with that, the ecosystem of vendors around the platform is also growing. On the storage side, SwiftStack offers enterprises an OpenStack-based object storage service based on the Swift object storage platform. Today, SwiftStack announced that it has raised a $16 million Series B round led by OpenView… Read More

  • Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

    Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

    Mirantis jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon a few years ago when most companies had never heard of it, and it has ridden the wave as the project has grown increasingly popular with each passing year. Today, the company announced $100M in Series B funding to continue its quest to be the leader in enterprise OpenStack, a chunk of change that should help it keep marching forward. It’s… Read More

  • Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups

    Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups

    Cisco announced this morning it intends to buy Metacloud, a startup with OpenStack chops. This news comes hot on the heels of HP buying Eucalyptus last week and Rackspace announcing they are taking themselves off the market this morning. As Stephen Stills once sang, “There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” Metacloud offers OpenStack as… Read More

  • Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Last month Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos, a long-time critic of OpenStack, had a sudden change of heart. Yesterday his company was purchased by HP, a company that itself embraced OpenStack this year in a big way. Hard to imagine the timing of Mickos’ OpenStack epiphany was a coincidence. He wrote a blog post on his company website last month, explaining his change in thinking. He… Read More

  • Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

    Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

    Rackspace — the publicly-listed enterprise cloud services company that competes against the likes of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft and Google — has been in the spotlight after announcing in May that it has hired bankers to help consider offers to parter with or be acquired by another company. However, it could choose a third option: taking itself private. Following the likes… Read More

  • Chris Kemp Steps Down As CEO Of Nebula, The OpenStack Startup

    Chris Kemp Steps Down As CEO Of Nebula, The OpenStack Startup

    Chris Kemp, a former NASA CTO is stepping down as CEO of Nebula, the company he founded to provide hardware and software systems for building OpenStack cloud services. Kemp will become the company’s chief strategy officer and continue to serve as a member of the Nebula board of directors. Gordon Stitt will replace Kemp as CEO starting September 23. Stitt is a veteran technology executive. Read More

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