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Mirantis OpenStack Training Update, April 2014

Welcome to April’s update on OpenStack training at Mirantis! Mirantis’ world-class instructors help us stand out, and they’re a huge part of why more than 95% of our students recommend Mirantis classes to their organizations, to colleagues, and to friends. At Mirantis, we invest in finding and nurturing instructors who combine super-strong technical chops with […]

OpenStack Icehouse: More Than Just PR

Is your head swimming with Icehouse information yet? By now you have certainly heard that the ninth OpenStack’s version, Icehouse, has been released. The most prominent features, such as rolling compute upgrades, improved object storage replication, tighter integration of networking and compute functionality, and federated identity services, have gotten a lot of airtime, but with more than 350 implemented blueprints, there’s a lot more below the surface of this particular iceberg. We’ll be going into some technical depth on many of the new features of Icehouse in our webinar on April 24, but in the meantime we wanted to give you a taste of what’s available.

OpenStack Icehouse is here: what do you want to know?

Looking for a more technical view of what’s new? Don’t forget to register for What’s New In OpenStack Icehouse, the webinar to be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10am PDT. After 6 months of intensive development, OpenStack Icehouse was released today.  With an increased focus on users, manageability and scalability, it’s meant to be […]

Trusted Cloud computing with Intel TXT: The challenge

In today’s connected environments, attacks on compute infrastructure are ubiquitous. Major players have been compromised by hackers and malware, with damages inflicted both to their reputation and their business. Protecting the infrastructure from external and internal threats is an important part of operating production grade cloud environments.

This Week in OpenStack:Now (March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014)

As the community gears up to look forward with the release of Icehouse next week and the upcoming OpenStack Summit, RightScale has released it’s 2014 State of the Cloud report, Mirantis strikes a history-making deal with Ericsson, and Cisco makes sure nobody forgets it’s a hardware company.

OpenStack at Mega-scale: Meetup, 2 April Wednesday

This month’s SF Bay OpenStack Meetup will be held at the Symantec Q’Cafe, at 500 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA on April 2, at 5:30pm. RSVP here.  OpenStack at Mega-Scale: Agenda 5:30 pm: Arrival, networking 6:00 pm: INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME  - Steve Hallett, Symantec; Adrian Ionel, Mirantis WHAT IS OPENSTACK AT MEGA-SCALE? SYMANTEC AND EBAY AS CASE […]

When Pets Meet Cattle: OpenStack and VMware, Part 2 | Balancing Benefits

Join Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski, VMware OpenStack Lead Dan Wendlandt, and Mirantis OpenStack technical consultant Nick Chase for a webinar titled: How does OpenStack integrate with VMware vSphere and VMware NSX? (Thursday, 27 March, 10 AM PST). Since the announcement of Mirantis’ partnership with VMware at the Fall 2013 OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong, the […]

Mirantis OpenStack Training Update, March 2014

Welcome to this month’s update on OpenStack training at Mirantis! Our goal is to make the Mirantis OpenStack training experience as rewarding and convenient as possible for you – that’s why we are constantly updating our training curriculum and looking for new places to host our OpenStack public training. We recently added a few new locations […]

When Pets Meet Cattle: OpenStack and VMware, Part 1

If you’re reading this blog, you probably know a good bit about OpenStack, and how it handles Infrastructure-as-a-Service (for cattle, basically). You might not, however, be as well-versed in VMware, which has been handling virtualization services (for pets, really) for quite some time now, and over the past couple of development cycles has become part of the OpenStack ecosystem.

Trove + Cassandra = Love: NoSQL Database Solutions and the OpenStack Ecosystem

NoSQL databases are systems for data storage and retrieval that do not primarily use the now-dominant RDBMS model: tabular data structures, organized relationally and accessed using Structured Query Language (SQL). Instead, NoSQL databases employ a host of methods, such as schema-free key-value pairs, intended to map better to a growing class of problems that may […]