openstack

  • OpenStack Embraces Containers

    OpenStack Embraces Containers

    The recent interest in containers has often been perceived as a threat (or at least an alternative) to OpenStack, the open source cloud computing infrastructure platform founded by RackSpace and NASA in 2010. Containers — and container management platforms like Mesosphere, Kubernetes and others — could negate the need for a OpenStack, the thinking goes, because they could manage… Read More

  • OpenStack Launches Community App Catalog To Make Installing Cloud Stacks And Apps Easier

    OpenStack Launches Community App Catalog To Make Installing Cloud Stacks And Apps Easier

    The OpenStack Foundation today launched a beta of a new project for its open source cloud computing platform at its bi-annual developer and user conference that aims to make it easier for new users to get started. The foundation will now host a community app catalog that will allow users to share templates for setting up apps and services on the platform. This means OpenStack users could… Read More

  • 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

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