openstack

  • What Is An Open Cloud And What Isn’t?

    What Is An Open Cloud And What Isn’t?

    Over the past few days I’ve been in San Francisco for VMware’s annual show and in San Diego to spend some time with  the technologists at CloudOpen – the Linux Foundation’s first cloud only event. The two shows demonstrate how the cloud world is maturing.  And as it matures, the stakes will get higher. This is quite evident when you consider how much VMware is trying… Read More

  • LinuxCon 2012: OpenStack and Open Clouds

    LinuxCon 2012: OpenStack and Open Clouds

    At LinuxCon and CloudOpen this week, attendees are being bombarded with cloud, cloud, cloud. Most of the cloud goings-on revolve around OpenStack, the open source infrastructure-as-a-service project started by Rackspace and NASA. Today SUSE announced their SUSE Cloud product, which is a commercially supported version of OpenStack integreated with SUSE Linux. Red Hat has an unsupported… Read More

  • People Get Pissed Off About OpenStack And That’s Why It Will Survive

    People Get Pissed Off About OpenStack And That’s Why It Will Survive

    The ranters are out in force this afternoon about Red Hat announcing the preview of its OpenStack distribution. It’s like OpenStack inserted a lightning rod into my TweeetDeck stream. OpenStack really pisses people off.  You either despise it or love it. And that’s why the open cloud effort will survive. Anything that polarizing is bound to make it in the end. Read More

  • The Friday WTF Awards – Oracle Not The Only One Who Deserves Calling Out

    The Friday WTF Awards – Oracle Not The Only One Who Deserves Calling Out

    I need to lighten things up a bit with all this Oracle brouhaha. Oracle acquired Xsigo recently. I wrote about the acquisition and how Oracle will lose as IT gets virtualized. Oracle’s Bob Evans came back with his own special brand of attack. Yesterday I responded with my post: Open? Yeah, Sure. Sorry Oracle, You’re Still Full Of It. Read More

  • A Bear Flag Revolt Brews and “Grizzly” Wins As The Name For The Next OpenStack Release

    A Bear Flag Revolt Brews and “Grizzly” Wins As The Name For The Next OpenStack Release

    Oh yeah – the bear is in the house.  The Bear revolt won. OpenStack’s next release will go by the name “Grizzly.” I love this story. OpenStack is the open cloud effort for organizations to build their own clouds. The fast growing group has since its start had a policy for naming protocols. It stated that the name had to be for a county or municipality where the… Read More

  • Cisco Touts Its Cloudy Open Future – Will VMware Do The Same?

    Cisco Touts Its Cloudy Open Future – Will VMware Do The Same?

    Lew Tucker is the distinguished Cloud CTO for Cisco Systems. He’s a revered character in the “clouderati,” community for his clear views and his support for OpenStack, the open cloud effort that is getting a lot of attention these past few weeks. He’s also a proponent of open source. In this video, he says open source is an increasing part of Cisco’s future. Read More

  • 4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company

    4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company

    Is Dell becoming an open source company? Yes, but it is not exactly being planned that way. It is bubbling up like most open source projects do. But in many respects the move to open source is also by design. Dell does not want to be a box maker anymore. That makes open source a desirable option. With open source, Dell can leverage an ecosystem of partners and developers. Read More

  • The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

    The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

    Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack.org, the free sandbox for exploring and testing OpenStack. The ramifications are evident in a few ways: Read More

  • Wikimedia Brings The Wikipedia Approach To How It Runs Its Servers

    Wikimedia Brings The Wikipedia Approach To How It Runs Its Servers

    Wikipedia and all of its related projects are obviously driven by the work of thousands of volunteers. Interestingly, though, while Wikipedia runs on top of an open-source stack, it’s been traditionally very hard for volunteers to help the organization run its sites. Most of that work is currently done by paid employees. For about a year and a half, though, the Wikimedia Foundation… Read More