Just let it go already
You know how hard it is to let go of things. That ancient high school sweatshirt, the Netware server in the closet … But…
The battle between public and private cloud continued in the third quarter while taxation of the cloud looms.
In an era of what looks to be cloud consolidation, Rackspace says it’s no longer interested in being acquired.
Red Hat’s CTO Brian Stevens is leaving the company after over a decade of service, the company said today in an announcement.…
Red Hat chief technology officer Brian Stevens said the company is aggressively pursuing acquisitions in order to build up its offerings behind OpenStack, which has become the flavor of the year in enterprise cloud services.
HP’s Bill Veghte told the audience at Gigaom’s Structure conference that enterprise cloud adoption is in the low single digits, and that HP thinks its big investment in OpenStack will help it capture those apps.
Structure 2014 Finalist NIMBOXX hopes its data-center-in-a-box will attract small-to-medium-sized businesses that want to virtualize but lack IT resources to do it right.
Is the state of OpenStack too many distributions for too few customers? We need to hear more on this at next week’s OpenStack Summit.
On this week’s Structure Show: Google buys Stackdriver, HP adds an OpenStack distribution called Helion; 5 killer big data technologies.
Metacloud snagged $15 million in Series B funding to staff up its Metacloud OnPrem and Metacloud Hosted private cloud options.
In a $175 million move that’s bound to shake up the OpenStack ecosystem, Red Hat is buying Inktank, the company behind the popular Ceph file-and-object store technology.
GoDaddy, formerly a CloudStack supporter, is the latest corporate sponsor among many of the OpenStack Foundation.
Lanham Napier will retire from role he’s held since 2006, Rackspace announced just before its earnings call.
The week in cloud: Rackspace loosens up on open source; Ford’s data guy talks data; and other news in cloud.
So much for a pre-holiday slump, this week in cloud witnessed a couple huge acquisitions and a major move by U.S. cloud purveyors Amazon and IBM into the potentially huge China market.
The demand for fast, bare-metal servers will fade over time, especially as new powerful cloud resources come online, said Rackspace’s Scott Sanchez.
Gordon Stitt, who founded Network Peripherals and Extreme Networks, takes over from Chris Kemp, who will remain on the board.
OpenStack player Morphlabs will use some of its new money to train prospective users in Jakarta, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the niceties of the cloud technology.
Hitachi Data Systems, which has already contributed code to OpenStack, is now officially a corporate sponsor of the open source cloud effort.
Germany’s CloudControl has released a private PaaS product for enterprises that are feeling jittery post-PRISM. But even CloudControl thinks the move is a matter of perception – an issue we’ll be addressing at our upcoming Structure:Europe conference.
Spain’s StackOps released one of the first OpenStack distributions, and now it’s come out with a suite of tools to help small service providers and enterprises jump aboard the speeding OpenStack train.
Canonical isn’t the first Linux player to provide full support for the Ceph distributed storage system, but with Ubuntu’s popularity in the OpenStack world, the addition of this subscriber option is timely.
Ceph is an open-source storage fan fave and now Inktank is buffing it up with Red Hat Linux support.
The long-promised Nebula One cloud system — with its controller appliance — is now available. That piece of hardware could distinguish Nebula from the rest of the OpenStack cloud crowd.
SwiftStack lands a $6.1 million Series A round of funding for software that brings the flexibility of public-cloud infrastructure to storage on premise and in private clouds.
At its Pulse conference this week, Big Blue is finally providing some details about its OpenStack cloud implementation plans.
Piston Cloud will use its dough — from new investors including Cisco, Data Collective and Swiscomm Ventures — to bolster its “differentiated” technology that will run on the OpenStack cloud.
With its OpenStack-based cloud coming online, Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier says the company can take on Amazon Web Services for the biggest of big accounts, provided those accounts want the sort of value-add service Rackspace provides.
Basho says its Riak CS object store will fit nicely into the CloudStack open-source cloud platform. As service providers and enterprises look for Amazon S3 compatible storage, entries like Riak CS and DreamHost’s new Ceph-based store could be viable options.
Nebula CEO and co-founder Chris Kemp says the OpenStack cloud company will use its new-found money to hire engineers, expand its private beta and build out its new Menlo Park, CA headquarters. Comcast Ventures led the $25 million Series B round.
Rackspace is buying Mailgun for its email-enabling APIs, which should come in handy for developers wanting to build and host applications using Rackspace’s shiny new OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure. Terms were not disclosed.
A cadre of OpenStack developers is leaving Rackspace, taking their talents to Nebula, another OpenStack backer. Most of those leaving came to RackSpace via its acquisition of Anso Labs, in February, 2011.
Data centers don’t have to be powered by a solar farm to be smart about their energy consumption — often times it’s the far less glamorous choices that can lead to energy savings. Those are the choices that Belgian startup Cluttr is helping data center operators make.
Internap bought Voxel early this year to boost its dedicated hosting and public cloud portfolios and to extend its reach into smaller companies. Now its new Voxel.net Agile Hosting services will let even tiny businesses configure and deploy IT infrastructure from an online configurator.
When Amazon Web Services isn’t adding new services, it’s cutting prices on those it already offers. Late Monday, the company said it is cutting the price of its EC2, Amazon RDS, ElastiCache and Elastic MapReduce, according to a post on the AWS blog.
Rackspace has productized the OpenStack open-source software stack to run in customer data centers. This is an interesting private cloud move for Rackspace, a big cloud provider/managed services provider which now runs customers’ compute loads in its own data centers.
OpenStack has attracted tremendous developer and partner support since launching a year ago. But according to Netflix’s chief cloud architect, Adrian Cockcroft, the open-source cloud project has its work cut out for it if it hopes to attract major clients like Netflix.
Rackspace reported cloud revenues of $31.4 million during the quarter, up approximately 17.1 percent over the previous quarter, and bringing the company’s total 2010 cloud revenue to $100.7 million. Perhaps more telling, though, is the increasing percentage of overall revenue attributed to cloud computing.
The Rackspace- and NASA-led OpenStack project released the code for its “Bexar” release this morning, which brings a slew of new features, as well as proofs of concept from large enterprises and major new contributors, such as Cisco. With Bexar, OpenStack is ready for production environments.
The first non-Rackspace OpenStack-based cloud-storage service is in beta, but it’s just the first in what should be many products based on the open source cloud project. Internap’s XIPCloud Storage platform provides a self-service, web-based offering to complement the hosting providers existing dedicated storage offerings.
In what could be considered a very big deal, Microsoft has joined the OpenStack community. According to the official announcement, Microsoft will provide technical guidance and assistance to startup Cloud.com to add Hyper-V support to its CloudStack offering. Cloud.com will develop the code for OpenStack integration.
NewScale, rPath and Eucalyptus Systems are working on a new self service, private cloud initiative that is likely to be announced on August 24. This new effort is going to an integrated offering that is targeting hybrid and private clouds.