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Mirantis OpenStack 5.1 Re-Fuels Cloud Server

Incremental update includes new access control security and VMware NSX support for networking virtualization.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud server, OpenStack, Mirantis, OpenStack Icehouse, OpenStack Juno

Red Hat Extends Cisco Server Partnership

A partnership between Red Hat and Cisco USC that began in 2009 is still going strong, with continued collaboration on the cloud a point of emphasis.


Tags: cloud computing, Red Hat, Cisco, Cisco UCS, PaaS, IaaS

HP Unveils Smaller, Less Costly Helion Cloud Platform

The company, which is investing $1 billion in its cloud initiative, is continuing to grow the services offered under the Helion umbrella.


Tags: cloud computing, HP, IT infrastructure, PaaS, IaaS, OpenStack, SAP HANA, Helion Cloud Platform

VMware Continues Cloud and Network Virtualization Build-out

VMware reports second quarter revenue of $1.46 billion, touting the growth of its cloud products. 


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, VMware

Public Cloud Options Beyond the Obvious

While companies like Amazon and Google seem to get all the attention when it comes to talk about public and hybrid clouds, there are plenty of other viable options as well.


Tags: cloud computing, Amazon, Google, Cloud, IBM, server virtualization, public cloud, hybrid cloud, virtually speaking, SoftLayer

Which Linux Distribution Powers HP Helion Cloud? [VIDEO]

HP launches its own OpenStack-based cloud platform and also changes the platform's underlying Linux distribution.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Ubuntu, Debian, HP, OpenStack, Linux distribution, cloud platform, HP Cloud

Oracle Launches New x86 Servers

The Intel-powered X4-4 and X4-8 include Oracle's elastic computing capabilities to dynamically adapt to workload needs.


Tags: data storage, database, Oracle, cloud computing, Intel, processors, x86 servers, enterprise apps, IT infrastructure, Exadata, Exalogic, Xeon E7 v2

The Cloud Takes Over TechEd

The latest and most significant virtualization news at TechEd North America was actually a cloud announcement. Bet you wouldn't have predicted that a few years ago.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Microsoft, data center, virtualized, Microsoft Azure, TechEd, Microsoft Azure Cloud

What's Next for OpenStack Is Ironic [VIDEO]

Execs from the open-source OpenStack Foundation outline some of the big new innovations in the development pipeline.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack, OpenStack Cloud, OpenStack Juno

Taking Your Data Center to the Cloud with Ravello

With Ravello now out of beta status, there's never been a better time to seriously consider the advantages of migrating your data center test and development operations to the cloud.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, development, data center, virtualized, Ravello Systems

Inside the Nebula One OpenStack Cloud Server [VIDEO]

Chris Kemp, founder of Nebula and former CTO of NASA, explains how the new cloud server appliance works.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Cloud server, servers, OpenStack, Nebula

Ubuntu Orange Box Mobilizes OpenStack Clouds [VIDEO]

At the OpenStack Summit Ubuntu demonstrates a portable cloud solution as well as the first 64-bit ARM server running OpenStack.




Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Ubuntu, servers, 64-bit, OpenStack, ARM server, OpenStack Summit

Oracle Embraces OpenStack in Solaris 11.2

Latest version of Oracle's Unix operating system provides cloud, SDN and traditional operating system enhancements.


Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, Unix, Solaris 11, OpenStack

VMware Sees Continued Growth Opportunity in the Cloud

VMware reports first quarter fiscal 2014 revenue at $1.36 as Software Defined Data Center vision grows.


Tags: cloud computing, VMware, Virtualization Management, SDDC, software defined data center

AMD to Launch ARM-Based Opteron Server Chip in Late 2014

The company has begun sampling its "Seattle" SoC, a key part of its "ambidextrous computing" effort.


Tags: cloud computing, IT management, processors, AMD, IT infrastructure, SeaMicro, Verizon Wireless, SoC, hyperscale, ARM processors, microservers

VMware Extends Cloud Desktop Horizon

Horizon 6 launch takes direct aim at Citrix by enabling enterprises with new virtual desktop capabilities.


Tags: cloud computing, VMware, VDI, Virtual Desktop Interface

Google Redefines Reserved and On-Demand Cloud Instances

Google lowers pricing and creates new options for cost-effective cloud computing.


Tags: cloud computing, AWS, PaaS, IaaS, Google Cloud Platform

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

VMware Grows as Cloud Services Market Set to Mature

VMware finishes 2013 on a high note as it aims for future growth.


Tags: cloud computing, earnings, cloud service, VMware, VMware vCloud Suite

Intel: The Desktop Is Alive, Data Center Is Thriving

Though the PC market has slowed, Intel's CEO still sees room for future growth as his company reports full year 2013 earnings. The company saw major growth in the cloud and networking.


Tags: cloud computing, Intel, desktop, PC growth, networking trends

Microsoft Buys Land for Massive Data Center Expansion in Quincy, Wash.

Microsoft scooped up an additional 200 acres in the tech giant's native home state halfway between Seattle and Spokane to construct a massive new data center.


Tags: cloud computing, cloud services, Microsoft, Dell, Yahoo, green power, Intuit, Fiber Optic Network, server farms, data center construction, wind farm, data center expansion

Recapping the World of Server Virtualization in 2013

The virtualization space has seen significant changes over the past twelve months, but one key factor remains the same as we turn our attention to what 2014 might bring.


Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, virtualization, Red Hat, cloud management, server virtualization, KVM, VMware, VMworld, vSphere, RHEV, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, virtually speaking

Dell Sets Different Cloud Path Than HP, IBM

At Dell World, the vendor announces partnerships with Red Hat, Microsoft and Google, eschewing building its own public cloud.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Dell, HP, IT infrastructure, OpenStack

HotLink's Metamorphosis into Cloud Bursting and DRaaS Solutions

Hotlink may have started out as a vendor of multi-hypervisor management systems, but now the startup is providing the vital glue needed to build more complex cloud bursting and disaster recovery solutions.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, cloud management, disaster recovery, virtually speaking, hotlink, Hotlink Hybrid Express

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

Red Hat Ramps Up Virtualization and Cloud Initiatives

Can Red Hat virtualization finally capitalize on new opportunities that will help it emerge from the enormous shadow cast by VMware, Microsoft and Citrix?


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, Red Hat, cloud management, KVM, VMware, RHEV, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, virtually speaking

Dell to Demo 64-Bit ARM-Based 'Copper' Server

The system maker will show off the server during ARM's TechCon event, where much of the attention will be ARM technology in the data center.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Dell, HP, Fedora, servers, SoC, ARM processors, microservers

VMware Grows Earnings by Moving Beyond vSphere

While there is still room for growth in server virtualization, VMware sees its future in the cloud.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, VMware, vSphere

Lenovo Aims New ThinkServers at Cloud, Virtualization

The new RD540 and RD640 will be armed with Intel's new Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors and will come with new capabilities, like an extra PCIe slot.


Tags: data storage, cloud computing, virtualization, servers, Lenovo, IT infrastructure, enterprise networking, management software

AMD's SeaMicro Microservers Will Drive Verizon's New Cloud

Verizon is leveraging SeaMicro's SM15000 servers for compute and storage capabilities as well as the company’s Freedom fabric architecture.


Tags: data storage, cloud computing, processors, AMD, Verizon, IT infrastructure, SeaMicro, enterprise networking, microservers

Intel Unveils New Xeon Chips for More Dynamic Data Center

The Xeon E5-2600 v2 lineup includes almost two-dozen chips for not only servers but also storage and networking systems.


Tags: data storage, cloud computing, IBM, Intel, processors, HP, servers, SGI, Cray, enterprise networking, SDN, it mobility

Cisco CTO Warrior: Software-Only SDN Has ‘Limitations’

The Cisco executive’s comments reflect differences in approaches by Cisco and VMware after the virtualization vendor’s introduction of NSX.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, Cisco, VMware, IT infrastructure, enterprise networking, SDN

VMware Builds Out Virtualization for Servers, Storage, Networking

The company’s NSX virtual networking offering pulls its own technology and that from Nicira into a single solution.


Tags: data storage, cloud computing, virtualization, IT management, servers, VMware, IT infrastructure, enterprise networking, big data, Nicira

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

SimpliVity Updates Its New-Gen Data Center Package

An OmniCube is a 2U rack-mounted system that aggregates the functions of server, storage and networking into a much smaller footprint.


Tags: cloud computing, Converged Infrastructure, big data, simplivity

HP Sees Interest From Apple, Others in Moonshot Servers: Report

CEO Meg Whitman says that large scale-out data center operators, including Chinese search giant Baidu, are eying the vendor's low-power microservers.


Tags: cloud computing, Intel, processors, HP, AMD, IT infrastructure, SoC, ARM processors, microservers

AMD Aims Opteron X-Series CPUs at Cloud Data Centers

Chipmaker sends Jaguar to the cloud as its low-power Kyoto chip technology is officially unveiled.


Tags: cloud computing, data center, AMD, AMD CPU, big data, AMD Opteron 6000, Operton X-Series, Kyoto

Fedora 19 Beta Brings Schrodinger's Cat to Linux Servers

New Linux release will give server admins lots to think about.


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Fedora, servers, Linux server, hybrid cloud, Server Administrator, Fedora 19

Why Did Juniper Join OpenStack? [VIDEO]

Bob Muglia explains why Juniper is involved with OpenStack.


Tags: cloud computing, Juniper, hybrid cloud, Juniper Networks, OpenStack, CloudStack, OpenStack Foundation

Dell Sets the Stage for Hyper-V's Return to OpenStack

Once tech non grata, Microsoft's virtualization platform is making a comeback thanks to Dell.


Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, virtualization, Dell, private cloud, Hyper-V, public cloud, Hyper-V Cloud, OpenStack

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

Ubuntu 13.04 Linux Server Debuts. Should You Upgrade?

New Linux server provides improved OpenStack Grizzly cloud options and high-availability capabilities.


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Ubuntu, Linux server, Ubuntu LTS, OpenStack, Grizzly, OpenStack Grizzly, Linux 3.8

VMware Sees OpenStack as an Opportunity as Revenues Grow

VMware expects continued growth in 2013 as it goes after a $50 billion total addressable market opportunity.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, VMware, hybrid cloud, OpenStack, software-defined data center, software-defined storage

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

Public cloud vendor sticks with Xen for server virtualization, still not thrilled about CloudStack.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, server virtualization, Xen, public cloud, OpenStack, CloudStack

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

PayPal Picks OpenStack at VMware's Expense

What impact will PayPal's recent move to drop VMware have on the virtualization company's hopes of becoming a dominant player in cloud computing infrastructure?


Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, VMware, PayPal, public cloud, OpenStack, Cloud Infrastructure

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

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

Handling Heterogeneous Hypervisor Environments with HotLink's SuperVISOR

What's the dominant hypervisor today? While VMware may be the obvious answer, HotLink's CEO has a different take on the matter.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, private cloud, server virtualization, hypervisor, VM, VMware, hybrid cloud, virtually speaking, hotlink

Red Hat Updates OpenShift PaaS

The Linux vendor releases OpenShift Enterprise 1.1 as plans for converged cloud server offerings continue to ramp up.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Red Hat, PaaS, OpenStack, OpenShift

Piston Cloud Raises $12.5 Million for OpenStack Cloud Tech

Open source OpenStack cloud vendor gets a little help from Cisco in a new round of funding.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cisco, VMware, hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Piston

Fedora 18 Linux Improves Installation and Virtualization

New installation experience complements enhanced server virtualization and cloud computing capabilities.


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Fedora, server virtualization, Eucalyptus, OpenStack, Fedora 18

Mirantis Raises $10 Million for OpenStack Services

Founder says he has turned down acquisition offers as his company continues to grow by helping others build OpenStack public clouds.


Tags: cloud computing, public cloud, OpenStack, public clouds

Tips from Experts on Building a Private Cloud

Launching a private cloud can put you on the road to a streamlined, efficient and flexible IT infrastructure.  Avoid potential pitfalls and learn how to make the most of your private cloud with these five tips.


Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, private clouds

Dell Aims for Global Server Dominance

Michael Dell wants to be the number one server vendor in the world, and the OpenStack cloud might just help him to get there.


Tags: cloud computing, Dell, Servers & Services, servers, dell servers, OpenStack

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 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

Top 10 Reasons Not to Virtualize

We take a break from the norm of extolling the virtues of virtualization to shed some light on those situations when it's important to just say no.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, virtually speaking

vSphere 5.1: A Worthy Upgrade Admins Will Love

Managing a large number of VMs and all the associated networking and storage is no small feat, but new features in vSphere 5.1 make it possible to accomplish that job from literally anywhere you can connect to the network.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere, vsphere 5, vSphere 5.1

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

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