This Week In OpenStack:Now — Tutorials (April 14, 2014 – April 20, 2014)
By: Nick Chase

Tutorials for the week of April 14, 2014 through April 20, 2014.

Trusted Cloud computing with Intel TXT: The challenge
By: Christian Huebner

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 (April 14, 2014 – April 20, 2014)

Obviously the big news last week was the release of OpenStack Icehouse. Although much of the talk was centered on stability and manageability in the enterprise, it still includes more than 350 new features. Meanwhile, Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with support for Icehouse, Red Hat announced the availability of RHEL 7.0 beta, as well as tight integration with Docker. Also on the Red Hat front, Dell announced the first fruits of it’s OpenStack partnership with the company.

Red Hat / Dell / Docker: Reimagining Linux for Container Cloud

The Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, April 14-17 saw many announcements, including the release of the latest ‘high-touch beta’ (release candidate) build of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, news about OpenShift (Red Hat’s OpenStack-based PaaS cloud for private deployments), and the announcement of a set of Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions based on OpenStack. […]

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Canonical Debuts Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Icehouse Inside)
By: John Jainschigg, Mirantis

Last week’s cascade of releases included the April 17 kickoff of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with OpenStack Icehouse support. Besides Icehouse, Ubuntu 14.04 includes a host of features positioning it for service provider and enterprise cloud deployments, including support for 64-bit ARMv8 architecture-based low-power microservers now emerging as the preferred choice for ultra-dense, power-sipping scale-out applications, enhanced support for KVM and Zen hypervisors on ARM, support for IBM’s POWER architecture (the opensource processor architecture now governed by the OpenPOWER Foundation and, and Docker containers — a hypervisor-free take on application sandboxing that lightens workloads by comparison with standard VMs running a local OS.

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Dell Decides to “Enable” Rather than Host Public Cloud, Launches “Pay as you Grow”
By: John Jainschigg, OpenStack: Now

Dell won’t be joining the rush to create branded public cloud solutions, said CEO Michael Dell in an April 7 CRN interview. The worldwide market, predicted to grow to $108 billion by 2017 (IDC) has drawn in a host of competitors, including Cisco, who last month vowed to spend $1 billion creating a public cloud […]


The Red Hat Empire Strikes Back: OpenShift Runs On Microsoft Windows
By: Nick Chase, OpenStack:Now

Red Hat is on a PR offensive this week. In addition to blog posts about the performance of their storage and virtualization products, after last week’s announcement of the formation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Red Hat announced that the company’s own PaaS, OpenShift, has added Windows .NET support through the work of Uhuru Software.

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