Cloud Tag Index

Red Hat Banking on OpenStack for Future Growth

Red Hat's fiscal 2014 revenues top $1.5 billion as interest in OpenStack and RHEL 7 set the stage for more growth to come.


Tags: open source, Linux, Cloud, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, OpenStack

Xen 4.4 ARMs for Virtualization, Adds SPICE

The open-source Xen project continues to prosper as a Linux Foundation collaboration project.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, Xen, Linux Foundation, Xen Hypervisor, xen 4.4

Piston Updates OpenStack Cloud Platform

Migrating from one OpenStack release to the next is a key challenge that Piston Cloud Computing has claimed to have conquered.




Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, servers, OpenStack, Piston, OpenStack Folsom, Piston Cloud

Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

VMware chief architect for networking talks network virtualization's history, outlook, and unexpected benefits.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, VMware, SDN

Pivotal Brings Cloud Foundry PaaS into Full Release

After years of development, Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service is now ready for mass consumption as part of Pivotal One.


Tags: Cloud, EMC, VMware, PaaS, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal, OpenStack Cloud, Pivotal CF

The Evolution of OpenStack Continues with New Projects

The open source cloud computing platform isn't just about storage and compute anymore as new services emerge.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack, RedHat, compute, Havana, OpenStack Cloud

OpenStack Demand Is High as Havana Debut Nears: Report

A Red Hat-sponsored report shows growth potential for the open-source OpenStack cloud, though there are some challenges.


Tags: open source, Cloud, Red Hat, OpenStack

A Sunny Outlook for All in Microsoft and Oracle's Cloud Partnership?

With the two companies teaming up on the cloud in what looks to be a win-win deal, who then stands to be the big loser?


Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, Microsoft, server virtualization, VMware, public cloud, virtually speaking

VMware's Love-Hate Relationship With OpenStack

VMware is one of the leading enterprise virtualization technology vendors, but where does it stand in relation to the open-source OpenStack cloud?


Tags: open source, Cloud, virtualization, VMware, OpenStack

Puppet Enterprise 3 Orchestrates Configuration

Software-Defined Infrastructure comes of age in the latest release of Puppet Enterprise.


Tags: Cloud, networking, Puppet, Storage, Puppet Enterprise, Software-Defined Infrastructure

Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2 Previews Hit the Web

IT pros can now download freely available evaluation copies of Microsoft's cloud server OS turned "Blue."


Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, System Center, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, system center 2012, Windows Blue, Windows Server 2012 R2

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

XenServer 6.2 gets a new licensing model as Citrix tries to gain share.


Tags: open source, Cloud, virtualization, Citrix, server virtualization, XenServer, XenServers, Citrix XenServer, Xen Hypervisor

Could VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service Arrive to a Tepid Response?

The reaction to the company's new IaaS cloud offering can essentially be summed up in a single word.


Tags: Cloud, VMware, hybrid cloud, IaaS, VMware vCloud Suite, vCloud Hybrid Service

Where Is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

Secure Boot, XFS, Open Virtual Switch all set to land in next major Red Hat platform release.


Tags: Cloud, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, xfs, secure boot, RHEL 7

Red Hat Integrates OpenStack with Enterprise Linux [VIDEO]

Red Hat's CTO explains why his company is moving to a new model for OpenStack, where instead of two products, there will now be one that will accelerate Linux innovation for the cloud.


Tags: Cloud, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, OpenStack, cloud platform

Red Hat Shifts PaaS Online

After two years in development, Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service is now finally considered to be generally available.


Tags: Cloud, Red Hat, PaaS, IaaS, OpenStack, OpenShift, cloud platform, RedHat

Microsoft Teases Cloudy Windows Server Updates at TechEd

Due later this year, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 will help businesses float hybrid clouds and reinforce Microsoft's "cloud OS" vision.


Tags: Cloud, System Center, Windows Server, hybrid cloud, Windows Server 2012, Windows Blue

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

Panel discusses what's needed to help server virtualization succeed in the cloud era.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, private cloud, server virtualization

How Red Hat Does Open Source: From GNOME to OpenStack

Red Hat's Mark McLoughlin currently holds the title as the top OpenStack developer in the world by volume of code commits, but he wasn't always a cloud guy.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Red Hat, OpenStack, OpenStack Grizzly

The Secret to OpenStack's Cloud Success? Gravity

The Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation explains what it takes to build a platform ecosystem.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Summit

Dell Partners with SUSE Linux for OpenStack

The new Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack takes aim at private clouds.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Dell, SUSE, SUSE Linux, PowerEdge, OpenStack, Dell PowerEdge

Red Hat Launches Open Source OpenStack RDO

Linux vendor's new OpenStack distribution aims to make it easier to get up and running on the open source cloud.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Red Hat, OpenStack, OpenStack RDO

IBM PureSystems Turning One and Tackling Big Data

A year ago IBM entered the engineered server systems space - where are they now?


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, IBM, servers, big data, PureSystems, IBM PureData System

OpenStack Grizzly Cloud Poised for Enterprise Release

Linux leader Red Hat details open source innovation in the latest OpenStack cloud platform release.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Red Hat, OpenStack, OpenStack Grizzly

Red Hat Taps Former Microsoft Exec as New Server Virtualization Chief

Radhesh Balakrishnan hired away from Microsoft to help spur Red Hat's role in virtualization and the cloud over the coming years.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Microsoft, virtualization, Red Hat, server virtualization, RHEV, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack

Linux Adoption Continues to Grow

Study reports that Windows to Linux migration is growing, particularly when it comes to servers.


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Cloud, Linux server, mission-critical

Blue Upgrade Coming to Windows Server, Too

Desktop and tablet users won't be the only ones to bask in Windows Blue upgrades, as Microsoft's upcoming update also has Windows Server in its sights.


Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Windows Phone 8, Windows Blue

The Cloud Application Hypervisor Has Arrived

You've heard of a hypervisor, and you've probably heard of a storage hypervisor. But here's a new one to add to the virtualization lexicon.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, Cloud Storage, hypervisor, public cloud, hypervisor management, virtually speaking

Who Offers the Best Public Cloud Storage System?

A recent report from Nasuni ranks public cloud storage providers, but a closer look at one of their top picks highlights the pros and the cons of cloud storage right now.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, Cloud Storage, public cloud, Nasuni, virtually speaking

IBM Opens Up to OpenStack for Enterprise Cloud Foundation

Big Blue tabs the open source cloud platform as the base for all of its cloud computing offerings.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, IBM, OpenStack, Big Blue, OpenStack Foundation

HP's CloudSystem Improves Cloud Automation

The company's hybrid cloud development options grow with the latest CloudSystem release.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, HP, PaaS, Cloudsystem, HP CloudSystem, cloud automation

Red Hat Revs Up Enterprise Edition of OpenShift Cloud Platform

The Linux vendor launches what it claims is the first open-source, on-premise Platform-as-a-Service offering for enterprises.


Tags: Cloud, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, PaaS, OpenShift, cloud platform

Red Hat Previews OpenStack Folsom Enterprise Cloud Release

The Linux vendor rebases its enterprise cloud distribution with preliminary support for Folsom.


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Cloud, Red Hat, Enterprise, OpenStack, Folsom, OpenStack Folsom

Nebula Aims to Deliver OpenStack Cloud Control

The CEO of the cloud computing startup explains why his company's approach will make it easier to get started with OpenStack and why contributing to open source is important.


Tags: open source, Cloud, IaaS, OpenStack, cloud control platform, Nebula

Apache CloudStack 4.0 Expands the Open Source Cloud

Citrix is no longer the only player in CloudStack as Apache processes take hold.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Apache, Citrix, Apache Software Foundation, Apache server, OpenStack, CloudStack

Cisco Expands UCS and Cloud Management Control

The company's UCS Central platform can now manage up to 10,000 physical servers.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, cloud management, Cisco, UCS, server platform

VMware Seeking Total Cloud Domination?

Like the infamous villains in James Bond flicks, VMware would very much like to rule the world -- the cloud world in this case.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, VMware, vSphere, hybrid cloud, vcloud, vCloud Suite

AMD Gets Ambidextrous for Cloud Servers with ARM

Seeing massive data centers as its opportunity for growth, AMD teams with ARM to roll out its next-gen servers.


Tags: Cloud, Cloud server, data center, AMD, ARM, ARM server

Solaris 11.1 Improves Performance for Oracle Workloads

New Solaris features will help to enable Oracle's cloud database.


Tags: Oracle, Cloud, Solaris, Oracle Database, Solaris 11, cloud database

Dell Active Infrastructure: Converged IT for Private Clouds, VDI

In the converged infrastructure game, Dell is going all in.


Tags: Cloud, Dell, blade servers, private cloud, VDI, Dell PowerEdge, Dell Active System, converged IT

What's the Real Story on KVM Usage?

While some surveys peg hypervisor usage of Red Hat's KVM at a meager 0.5%, support for KVM from vendors tells a different story.


Tags: Cloud, server, virtualization, Red Hat, servers, server virtualization, hypervisor, KVM, virtually speaking

Ubuntu 12.10 Linux Delivers OpenStack Folsom Cloud

The latest Linux release adds a variety of new cloud-focused server tools.


Tags: open source, Linux, Cloud, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu LTS, OpenStack

VMware vSphere Embraces OpenStack

VMware CTO Steve Herrod tells OpenStack that he want to join the party.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, VMware, VMware vSphere, OpenStack, OpenStack Summit

OpenStack Open Source Cloud Distributions Take Shape

Ubuntu, SUSE and Red Hat explain how the nascent market for packaged cloud server distributions is beginning to shape up.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Ubuntu, Red Hat, distribution, SUSE, OpenStack

Ubuntu Helps Accelerate OpenStack Deployments

Mark Shuttleworth details what it takes to deliver OpenStack in production, in 3 minutes or less.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Mark Shuttleworth, OpenStack

Cisco Debuts Its Own OpenStack Distribution

The networking hardware giant releases a key open source cloud distribution.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Cisco, OpenStack

VMware Automates Management for the Cloud

The company's latest vCloud Suite update provides new automation capabilities.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, VMware, VMware vSphere, cloud virtualization, VMware vCloud Suite

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Updates Unix for SDN and the Cloud

Oracle improves Solaris performance and cloud capabilities while also addressing the market trend towards Software-Defined Networking.


Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, Unix, Solaris 11, SDN, Software-Defined Networking

Can OpenStack Overcome Its Cloudy Climate?

Will political in-fighting and dissent over open and closed cloud platform alternatives prevent cloud providers from helping make the cloud enterprise a reality?


Tags: open source, Cloud, Cloud Providers, VMware, OpenStack

What the vTax's Demise Means for Server Virtualization

Is VMware's elimination of the hated "vTax" a sign that the company is changing its focus to where the real money is?


Tags: Cloud, server, virtualization, servers, server virtualization, VMware, hybrid cloud

DH2i Targets SQL Server with Automated Load Balancing Tech

Application virtualization startup combats Microsoft SQL Server sprawl and lowers management overhead with an update to its DxConsole software.


Tags: Cloud, SQL Server, load balancing, SQL Server 2012

Lenovo Takes a Leap into Cloud Computing

The company's first software-only acquisition of cloud provider Stoneware should help jumpstart Lenovo's PC Plus initiative.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Lenovo, stoneware

HotLink Hops on the Cloud with New Hybrid Express Solution

The company's latest product offering could have big implications for companies looking to make a facile move to the cloud.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, hybrid cloud, virtually speaking

OpenStack Foundation Aiming to Advance the Open Cloud

The incoming Executive Director of the group responsible for overseeing OpenStack's development provides insight into the foundation's official launch and the challenges that lie ahead.


Tags: open source, Cloud, hybrid cloud, OpenStack, OpenStack Foundation

The State of Linux in 2012

Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, explains how Linux has become fundamental to modern technology, from servers to the cloud and beyond.


Tags: Linux, Cloud, servers, Linux server, Linux Foundation, LinuxCon

IBM Targets Clouds, Analytics with Its Latest System z Mainframe

Big Blue is out to prove that big iron can float secure clouds and make quick work out of data analytics workloads.


Tags: Cloud, IBM, mainframe, system z, hybrid cloud, Data Analytics, Big Blue

Piston's Airframe Arrives for OpenStack Private Cloud Systems

The company looks to stand out by making it easier for organizations to jump on the OpenStack bandwagon.


Tags: Cloud, private cloud, OpenStack, Piston, cloud platform

Apache Deltacloud Hits Open Source Cloud Server Milestone

Different cloud server technologies all come together and get abstracted in Deltacloud 1.0.


Tags: open source, Cloud, Apache, Cloud server, Red Hat, deltacloud, Apache Deltacloud

Rackspace Finally Goes Public with OpenStack Cloud Servers

After more than two years of promoting the open source OpenStack project, Rackspace is finally ready to deliver it for its own cloud customers.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Rackspace, OpenStack

Open Source OpenStack ARMs the Cloud

The cloud will no longer be confined to just the realm of x86 servers as OpenStack turns two.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, servers, x86, ARM, OpenStack

Open Source OpenStack Moving Forward as Folsom Nears

Is it officially the summer of OpenStack?  Work on governance as well as technology continues to accelerate.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack, OpenStack Foundation, Folsom

Big Switch Relieves Virtual Machine Mobility Migraines

Big Switch Networks offers a solution that should make life a little easier for any company involved in server virtualization or cloud computing projects.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, server virtualization, virtual machine, Big Switch Networks, Nicira, virtually speaking

Pano Logic Delivers New Cloud and Chrome-Based Thin Client Server

Is a browser-based thin client server model all you really need for running applications?


Tags: Cloud, server, thin client, Google Chrome, Pano Logic

Red Hat Puts a Price on Open Source OpenShift PaaS

After months of free for all access, Red Hat starts the process of making money from its PaaS platform.


Tags: open source, Cloud, Red Hat, PaaS, OpenShift

NASA Ditching Open Source OpenStack? Not So Fast

While Amazon boasts that NASA is saving $1M by moving to AWS, the truth is a bit more complex.


Tags: open source, AWS, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, Cloud, servers, NASA, OpenStack, Piston

The Oracle Cloud Has Arrived

He may have made fun of the term "cloud" back in 2009, but today Larry Ellison is singing a different tune.


Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, social CRM, Oracle Cloud

HP Aims for Cloud Convergence

New enhancements in HP's CloudSystem provide burstable cloud access.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, HP, public cloud, hybrid cloud, HP converged cloud, HP cloud services, HP CloudSystem

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Reaches RC

While Windows 8 has been receiving the overwhelming majority of attention from the media, enterprises may be more interested in Microsoft's server OS entering its final phase prior to an official debut.


Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, server, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, windows server 8

CloudPassage Looks to Lock Down Cloud Servers

The two-year-old startup provides a security platform to protect cloud users' virtual machines, targeting an area of cloud computing the firm says remains widely misunderstood.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, cloud security, Cloud server, CloudPassage

SAP Acquires Ariba, Gains Cloud Business Commerce

The acquisition establishes SAP as the leading business network, adding business-to-business collaboration to its existing solutions. 


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, SAP, SAP AG

New Version of Oracle VM Server for x86 Improves Storage Availability

Release 3.1 of Oracle VM Server for x86 offers enhanced ease of use for virtualization administrators and improves storage availability.


Tags: Oracle, Cloud, virtualization, server virtualization, Oracle VM, Virtualization Management, Oracle VM Server

HP Qualifies Netlist 16GB HyperCloud Memory for ProLiant Servers

The HyperCloud memory modules are a good fit for complex enterprise data center scale-out computing applications.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, HP, server memory, HyperCloud

Eucalyptus and Mellanox Partner to Smooth Cloud Deployments

Having lined up its ducks on the software side, Eucalyptus is looking to tackle cloud infrastructures -- and IT workers' cloud deployment fears -- by partnering with Mellanox.


Tags: AWS, Amazon Web Services, Cloud, migration, Eucalyptus, Mellanox, Cloud Migration, Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud Sidekick Extends Community Edition with Storm Deployment Automation

Storm is a new declarative provisioning feature that enables cloud developers to create AWS CloudFormation compatible deployment configurations.


Tags: cloud computing, AWS, Cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, Cloud Sidekick

Network Virtualization Poised for Primetime?

Significant signs are starting to emerge that network virtualization is a technology whose time is about to arrive.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, private cloud, Hyper-V, hypervisor, public cloud, network virtualization, hybrid cloud, Hyper-V Cloud