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

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

Report: Docker Not Yet Widely Used in the Cloud

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

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

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

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

Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 Accelerates Fuel Plugin Deployment

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

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

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

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

OpenStack and the Mysteries of the Universe

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

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

Mirantis OpenStack 5.1 Re-Fuels Cloud Server

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

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

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, IaaS, Cisco UCS, Red Hat, PaaS, Cisco

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: VMware, virtualization, cloud computing

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

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: OpenStack, Ubuntu, Linux distribution, cloud computing, HP, Debian, Cloud, 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: enterprise apps, x86 servers, processors, Intel, cloud computing, data storage, database, Xeon E7 v2, Oracle, Exalogic, Exadata, IT infrastructure

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

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, OpenStack Juno, OpenStack Cloud, OpenStack, cloud computing

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, cloud computing, virtualized, development, data center, 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, Nebula, servers, Cloud server, Cloud, OpenStack

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

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, Solaris 11, OpenStack, Cloud, Unix

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, software defined data center, SDDC, Virtualization Management, VMware

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

VMware Extends Cloud Desktop Horizon

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

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

Google Redefines Reserved and On-Demand Cloud Instances

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

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

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

VMware Grows as Cloud Services Market Set to Mature

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Intel, processors, HP, it mobility, SGI, Cray, enterprise networking, IBM, SDN, servers

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

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

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

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: big data, simplivity, Converged Infrastructure, cloud computing

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, HP, ARM processors, processors, SoC, IT infrastructure, microservers, AMD, Intel

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

Fedora 19 Beta Brings Schrodinger's Cat to Linux Servers

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

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

Why Did Juniper Join OpenStack? [VIDEO]

Bob Muglia explains why Juniper is involved with OpenStack.

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

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

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

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

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

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

Ubuntu 13.04 Linux Server Debuts. Should You Upgrade?

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

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

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

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

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

Tags: server virtualization, cloud computing, Xen, virtualization, 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: cloud computing, OpenStack Summit, OpenStack Foundation, Cloud, open source, OpenStack

Dell Partners with SUSE Linux for OpenStack

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

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

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

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, OpenStack, PayPal, public cloud, 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: IBM PureData System, Cloud, cloud computing, PureSystems, IBM, servers, big data

OpenStack Grizzly Cloud Poised for Enterprise Release

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

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

Linux Adoption Continues to Grow

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

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

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

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

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: cloud computing, Big Blue, OpenStack, IBM, Cloud, open source, 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: hypervisor, virtually speaking, hybrid cloud, VMware, VM, hotlink, cloud computing, virtualization, private cloud, server virtualization

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

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, Piston, hybrid cloud, OpenStack, VMware

Fedora 18 Linux Improves Installation and Virtualization

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

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

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, public clouds, OpenStack

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

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, OpenStack, servers, dell servers, Servers & Services

HP's CloudSystem Improves Cloud Automation

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

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

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