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Services offerings for all phases of the OpenStack lifecycle, from green-field to migration to scale-out optimization, including Migration, Self-service IT as a Service (ITaaS), CI/CD. Learn More

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The deep bench of OpenStack infrrastructure experts has the proven experience across scores of deployments and uses cases, to ensure you get OpenStack running fast and delivering continuous ROI.

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Mirantis provides coding, testing and maintenance for OpenStack drivers to help infrastructure companies integrate with OpenStack and deliver innovation to cloud customers and operators. Learn More

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OpenStack: Now

Your one stop for the latest news and technical updates from across OpenStack ecosystem and marketplace, for all the information you need stay on top of rapid the pace innovation.

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This Week in OpenStack:Now (Aug 11, 2014-Aug 17, 2014)
Nick Chase, OpenStack:Now - August 18, 2014

It seems like everyone's thinking about private cloud this week, whether it's the OpenStack Foundation's new Hosted Private Cloud category on the Marketplace, Suse's new release, or Platform9's emergence from "stealth" mode with a new way of doing things.  Or maybe it's just because they're still reeling from Marten Mickos' announcement last week.OpenStack Marketplace Hosted Private Cloud Looks At Private …

OpenStack Marketplace Hosted Private Cloud Looks At Private Cloud As A Service
Nick Chase, OpenStack:Now - August 18, 2014

Probably the single most common complaint about OpenStack is that it's difficult to deploy and operate, so perhaps it was just a matter of time before Private Cloud as a Service appeared on the scene.  Also known as Hosted Private Cloud, these services provide an easy way to get started with OpenStack, and now the OpenStack Foundation has launched a …

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Platform9 Re-Uses Existing Infrastructure To Set Up OpenStack Clouds
Nick Chase, OpenStack:Now - August 18, 2014

This week saw the introduction of a new approach for OpenStack cloud management with the emergence from stealth mode of Platform9, a company founded by former VMware engineers. Rather than public or private cloud, Plaform9's approach is more "control plane as a service," utilizing a company's existing servers but layering Platform9's controller software on top of it.The company's software works …

SUSE Cloud 4 Sports Icehouse with Ceph and VMware
John Jainschigg, OpenStack:Now - August 18, 2014

On August 14, SUSE released version 4 of their OpenStack distribution, with full support for the Ceph object storage framework. Version 4 is said to also permit use of VMware’s ESXi hypervisor in ‘mixed hypervisor’ environments, though further exploration suggests that this release actually permits some level of integration into vCenter and control of VMs within a vSphere/ESXi cluster.Ceph, of …

Why is Openstack written in python? External link
Guillermo Alvarado, Change As A Service - August 17, 2014

A few days ago Guillermo Alvarado presumed that Openstack is written in Python and a friend asked him Why Python? That’s why he decided to write about it to respond to him and for anyone who has this question. Now, justifying the use of a language against others always generates discussions and that brings poor benefits and puts people in …

What Eucalyptus’ ‘suckerfish’ success means for Amazon External link
Matt Asay, TechRepublic - August 17, 2014

While Amazon Web Services (AWS) may reject the private cloud, Eucalyptus' success may give it a way to have its public cloud cake and eat the private cloud too.

Virtualization Or Cloud? 5 Questions To Help You Decide. External link
Luke Huckaba, Rackspace - August 17, 2014

Luke Huckaba is a virtualization architect so he spends a considerable amount of time talking with customers about their computing requirements. Nearly every conversation includes discussion about when to choose virtualization and when to move to cloud computing.

To Innovate or to Stabilize – That is the Question! External link
Maish Saidel-Keesing, TechnoDrone - August 17, 2014

There has been a lively thread on the openstack-dev mailing list these past few days, largely to do with GBP. Maish Saidel-Keesing doesn't want to go into the intricacies of what exactly sparked the discussion but rather to discuss one of the by products that came out of it.

The IT Relevance Gap – Reclaim Your Company’s Move to the Cloud External link
Yarob Sakhnini, infoTECH Spotlight - August 17, 2014

The new wave of cloud computing applications are dramatically changing the way businesses leverage technology. Together with the promise of increasing efficiency, driving speedy adoption of cutting-edge technologies and decreasing costs, these cloud services are proving to be an attractive option to many businesses. IT research powerhouse, Gartner has predicted that from 2013 through 2017, US$3.8 billion will be spent …

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The Cloud World Gets A Shock, Eucalyptus Joins The OpenStack Love Fest External link
Ben Kepes, Forbes - August 17, 2014

There are two camps when it comes to cloud operating stacks. On one side you have the OpenStack crew who believe their products give users the greatest degree of flexibility and deliver the most choice. On the other you have those who claim that Amazon Web Services have already won the public cloud battle and that any private cloud that …