OpenStack Juno debuts, more moving and shaking by cloud providers

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New OpenStack versions come out every six months  — the latest “Juno” release debuted this week. But OpenStack deals have been rolling out considerably faster — the most recent being EMC’s acquisition of Cloudscaling. That news comes less than a month after Cisco bought Metacloud. And that came a week after Hewlett-Packard, an OpenStack partisan, snarfed up Eucalyptus, a cloud player that recently got OpenStack religion.

But there are still quite a few independent OpenStack purveyors that are probably looking to be bought or, perhaps even go public. [company]Mirantis[/company] and [company]Nebula[/company] may be in the latter camp — Nebula’s CEO Gordon Stitt, took Barracuda and Extreme Networks public so if past is prologue, he could be heading in the same direction with Nebula. if you’re looking for potential acquisition targets keep an eye on companies like Piston (see disclosure.) Maybe we’ll see even more action before the OpenStack Summit in Paris next month.

But back to Juno. Key features of this release are a new data processing service that promises to automate the set up and provisioning of Hadoop and Spark clusters and Network Feature Virtualization (NFV), which aims to replace appliances with software-configurable and upgradable building blocks.

Structure Show: Google Poodle, Microsoft hearts Docker et al.

On this week’s show,[company] MongoDB[/company] vice chairman Max Schireson talks about that company’s momentum and why he stepped back as CEO. And Derrick Harris and Jonathan Vanian take on the Google Poodle flaw, which, if nothing else, reminds the world that some people still run IE 6. Also the phenomenon that is Docker keeps on steamrolling this week with an official tie-in to Microsoft Azure.

Max Schireson. Source: MongoDB

Max Schireson. Source: MongoDB

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Disclosure: Piston is backed by True Ventures, a venture capital firm that is an investor in the parent company of this blog, Giga Omni Media.

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