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IBM Acquires Managed OpenStack Vendor BlueBox

Big Blue adds BlueBox technology and services to its cloud portfolio.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, IBM, OpenStack, Big Blue, blue box, Blue Box Cloud

OpenStack Making Progress, but Manageability Remains a Concern

NEWS ANALYSIS: OpenStack is being widely deployed for enterprise cloud projects, but even its biggest advocates say the community must make the platform more manageable.


Tags: cloud computing, Amazon, cloud deployment, eBay, private cloud, KVM, platform as a service, PayPal, PaaS, OpenStack, containers, cloud applications, Open vSwitch, OpenStack Summit, docker, Kubernetes, Magnum, Storm Ventures

OpenStack Foundation Not Worried about the Death Star [VIDEO]

Executive Director Jonathan Bryce and COO Mark Collier discuss the highlights of the Vancouver OpenStack Summit.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack, OpenStack Summit

Cavium, Canonical Demo OpenStack Running on ARM-Based Servers

At the OpenStack Summit, the companies show a cluster of servers powered by Cavium's ThunderX SoCs running OpenStack, Ubuntu and various workloads.


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Intel, Dell, x86 servers, HP, Lenovo, open-source software, Cavium, OpenStack, ARM processors, canonical ubuntu

Red Hat Expands OpenStack Options as Survey Shows Strong Potential

Continued strong demand brings optimism, but a lack of internal IT skills remains a key barrier to adoption for OpenStack.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Red Hat, PaaS, OpenStack, OpenShift, OpenStack Summit, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 4.0

Managing Windows Server 2003 Migration Risks, Reaping Rewards

There are only a few short months before Microsoft stops supporting Windows Server 2003. IT experts share some insights on managing and surviving the transition.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Microsoft, iPhone, Apple, Windows Server 2008, smartphone, Samsung, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2012, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Galaxy S, Storage, Softchoice, server operating systems, System Center Endpoint Protection

Piston Pivots Beyond OpenStack with CloudOS

OpenStack vendor comes to the realization that OpenStack isn't the right fit for all workloads.


Tags: Hadoop, cloud computing, Cloud, data center, OpenStack, Piston, Piston Cloud, Piston Cloud Computing, CloudOS

HP Launches Helion Rack for OpenStack Cloud Delivery

OpenStack and Cloud Foundry software gets directly integrated with HP server hardware.


Tags: cloud computing, HP, cloud app, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack Cloud, Helion, Helion Cloud Platform

IBM Bringing OpenPower Servers to SoftLayer Cloud

IBM is set to enable its SoftLayer Cloud customers to deploy to bare metal OpenPower-based servers, though few hard details have been made public.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, IBM, Bare Metal, SoftLayer, OpenPOWER

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack 6 Previews TripleO

The new release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform includes OpenStack-on-OpenStack (TripleO), which will let clouds deploy and build other clouds.


Tags: Hadoop, cloud computing, Red Hat, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, Juno

Report: Docker Not Yet Widely Used in the Cloud

2015 Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey reports reveals some surprising findings.


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, Cloud, Ubuntu, Cloud Providers, Ubuntu Server, Docker Containers, Linux servers

VMware OpenStack Customers Growing Faster than Overall Business

VMware reports 2014 revenue of $6.04 billion and has big plans to grow the business in 2015.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, network virtualization, OpenStack, NSX, VMware NSX, OpenStack Cloud, earnings report

Eight Big Benefits of Software-Defined Networking

Cloud service providers that want to ensure customers can move their virtualized workloads without requiring much planning can certainly benefit from Software-Defined Networking (SDN).


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, virtualized, SDN, server tutorial, Software-Defined Networking, cloud service provider

Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 Accelerates Fuel Plugin Deployment

New OpenStack cloud server release enables a more automated way to load to new services.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack, Mirantis, OpenStack Cloud, Mirantis OpenStack 6.0

Red Hat's OpenStack Tech Leadership Discusses Cloud Direction [VIDEO]

Mark McLoughlin, Red Hat's OpenStack technical lead, details cloud product efforts at the Linux leader.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Red Hat, servers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, RedHat, OpenStack Cloud, Linux servers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Red Hat Looks to OpenShift Containers for the Future

Red Hat reports third quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of $456 million, and the company sees emerging opportunities for further growth.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Red Hat, servers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, OpenShift, earnings report

OpenStack ROI and the Myths of Open Source

If someone doesn't believe that open source delivers better cloud software, what should vendors do? HP's Marten Mickos has a simple answer.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, HP, ROI, OpenStack, Piston, HP Cloud, Piston Cloud

OpenStack and the Mysteries of the Universe

CERN details its massive server deployment and use of OpenStack at this week's Paris Summit.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, servers, CERN, OpenStack, OpenStack Cloud, OpenStack Icehouse

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

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