Slow and steady wins the CIO
Although having a laugh at so-called “enterprise clouds” is a respected pastime in some circles, there’s an argument to be made that…
Four years in, OpenStack has a ton of mind share and interest, but general adoption still lags. Why? Because it’s still too hard. Customers want easy-peasy.
Rackspace took itself off the block, but don’t expect the acquisitions (and acqui-hires) in cloud to stop. Latest example: Cisco’s announced plans to buy OpenStack player Metacloud.
Company’s goal is to bring public cloud flexibility to private cloud. It’s not there yet, but more flexibility is coming.
Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos, once known for his anti-OpenStack rhetoric, now leads the HP OpenStack private-hybrid-public cloud effort
Is OpenStack ready for the Enterprise? How can Enterprises leverage OpenStack to deliver a scalable and stable environment for their workloads? In…
Metacloud takes its managed OpenStack service to Internap’s data centers to provide customers with a hybrid cloud.
The platform-as-a-service market hasn’t caught on was wildly as some anticipated a few years ago, and Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller has some ideas why that it is. He says his PaaS company is killing it because it made some smart — and prudent — decisions.
Marathon is a new framework that turns Mesos — a favorite of Twitter — into a more dynamic tool for running different applications on a single set of machines. Marathon comes from a startup called Mesosphere, founded by two former Airbnb engineers who know Mesos cold.
The CIA cloud in and of itself is a semi-big deal. But the reason IBM and Amazon Web Services are duking it out for this business is the winner will get a leg up in tons more “cloud-first” government projects.
OpenStack turned 3 and developers celebrated on Friday, but there’s still room for growth for the open-source cloud software, especially with IaaS vendors waiting in the wings.
At Structure, a panel of IT execs and investors discussed the enterprise IT winners and losers of the past few years. Here’s what they had to say.
The desire to implement private cloud infrastructure is among the top priorities for large companies in North America that expect to expand data centers this year or next year.
Oracle’s acquisition of Nimbula gives it some needed private-cloud savvy and a toehold in the OpenStack camp — should it choose to keep Nimbula’s product around.
Rackspace says its new dashboard, part of its latest OpenStack-based private cloud release, will speed up cloud rollouts and configuration tasks by adding point-and-click capabilities for enteprise users.
Two weeks after launching its public OpenStack cloud, Rackspace follows suit with its private cloud implementation. The availability of both options will make it easier for customers interested in running hybrid cloud for their workloads, the company said.
Brad Spiers, who runs cloud IT for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has some thoughts about the uses of cloud computing by financial services firms and what is holding back adoption of hot technologies like solid state storage and in-memory databases.
VMware has addressed customer concerns over its new vSphere 5 platform by overhauling the pricing model. When VMware launched its vSphere 5 platform last month, most of the talk was about the new features, but a few customers raised concerns over higher prices.
Appistry, a St. Louis–based software company, has closed a $12 million Series D round for its family of distributed computing products. The company also appears to have changed its corporate messaging — from that of a cloud-computing vendor to that of a big-data vendor.
At its Cisco Live event today in Las Vegas, Cisco rolled out a range of new features and products designed to convince companies that Cisco is all they need for their cloud network and server needs. But will customers actually buy into Cisco’s vision?
VMware on Tuesday morning launched the latest version of its vSphere virtualization management software, as well as a suite of integrated products for managing cloud computing environments. There isn’t much new aside from the capabilities in vSphere 5, but VMware’s timing was ideal.
Apple’s iCloud and other consumer-focused cloud efforts represent a golden opportunity for startups to raise venture capital, but it might not be from jumping on the bandwagon. According to NEA’s Peter Sonsini, the key to getting VC investment is selling the infrastructure that underlies popular clouds.
Despite a lot of speculation lately about who’s winning the private-cloud race and what companies might be on the way out, it’s far too early to call the game in anyone’s favor. Adoption is picking up, but it’s nowhere near ubiquitous, so there’s plenty of time.
Overlooked in the buzz following a Reuters report that acquisition talks between HP and enterprise software vendor Tibco have fizzled out is the possibility that the loss represents a setback in HP CEO Leo Apotheker’s grand cloud computing vision, as well as HP’s big data strategy.
The flagship private-cloud software from Nimbula, a startup created by two of the driving forces behind Amazon EC2, is now available for purchase by the public. Nimbula Director promises to give users an Amazon EC2-like IaaS experience within their own data centers or in hybrid environments.
Private cloud software startup Cloud.com announced that both Tata Communications and Logicworks have selected Cloud.com’s CloudStack software as the foundation of their IaaS offerings, suggesting that it’s still service providers that seem to be buying the most cloud computing software.
Hot private-cloud startup Nimbula is getting in on the ecosystem act, announcing this morning a partner program currently comprised of Opscode, Puppet Labs, Scalr, enStratus and Cloud Cruiser. It’s more proof that it’s very difficult to go it alone in the cloud computing software space.
Athletic apparel brand Puma is running Puma.com and related sites on a Eucalyptus-powered private cloud. Puma is another well-known customer win for Eucalyptus, and that it’s running a web site on Eucalyptus infrastructure might also help suggest what the first round of private-cloud-hosted applications will be.
DynamicOps has raised $11 million in Series B funding from Sierra Ventures, Next World Capital and investment bank Credit Suisse’s Next II venture group. Given its already-solid foundation, the new capital could go a long way toward making DynamicOps a household name in the private-cloud space.
2010 has been dubbed the “Year of the Cloud” — and from an adoption perspective, this assertion holds true. But when it comes to realizing the benefits of cloud computing and truly running “IT as a business,” things are just beginning to heat up.
Nimbula Director is now available as a public beta release. Nimbula has received lots of attention since emerging from stealth mode in late June, primarily because of its founders’ pedigrees as the creators and builders of Amazon EC2, but now Nimbula’s product has to prove itself.
Microsoft has expanded its cloud options again, this time with a set of programs and offerings centered on its Hyper-V hypervisor. More strategic than technological, the new programs essentially affirm Hyper-V plus System Center as Microsoft’s internal cloud play by slapping the “cloud” label on them.
The cloud-management space got a little more crowded with the release of DynamicOps’ Cloud Automation Center. That market is full of startup vendors, but DynamicOps has a couple of aces in the hole that might make it particularly appealing to enterprise customers.
Continuing down its consulting-based path to cloud computing revenues, HP today introduced its Cloud Design Service. The new offering is an attempt to capitalize on HP’s role in designing private cloud infrastructures, including the Department of Defense’s much-ballyhooed RACE platform.
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