OpenStack:Now Podcast — Episode 2 (Ken Hui of Platform9)
OpenStack:Now Podcast - June 29, 2015

Nick Chase and John Jainschigg talk with Platform9's Ken Hui about what makes for an exciting career in OpenStack, and where he thinks things are going.

Mirantis OpenStack 6.1 opens the way to the App Catalog, containers
Nick Chase, OpenStack:Now - June 29, 2015

Mirantis released version 6.1 of its flagship distribution this week, with new features that include the ability to deploy applications not just from the OpenStack Community App Catalog, but also from Docker Hub, and even repos based on the newly announced Docker Trusted Registry. Mirantis OpenStack 6.1 also includes the ability to perform granular deployments, create multi-hypervisor clouds that include …

Docker—it’s not just about containers
Jodi Smith, OpenStack:Now - June 29, 2015

At the second annual Dockercon this week (four times the size of the first event a year ago), countless announcements took place, which we will get to below. More importantly, what became clear is that Docker really is not just about containers—it is evangelizing new ways to innovate by making the internet programmable.“Containers are hot, but Docker is more than …

Red Hat Summit News
Denise Boehm, OpenStack:Now - June 29, 2015

A lot of news has come out of this week’s Red Hat Summit in Boston, held June 23-26.  Red Hat, which offers the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, is one of OpenStack’s main contributors and sponsors, and it demonstrated its involvement with a plethora of new functionality in its OpenStack cloud environment.Perhaps the biggest news is that Red Hat …

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IBM’s Docker Based Container Services for Enterprise Cloud Application Developers External link
Ilya Stechkin, OpenStack:Now - June 29, 2015

Last week there was some great news in the world of containers from IBM. Nowadays developers have gained a new tool to create applications that are platform independent, and that tool is based on Docker. IBM Bluemix, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack -- all of them can be used as platforms, but this week IBM made it easier to use …

7-Step Recipe for Continuous Integration Using OpenStack External link
Events - June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015, Webinar

OpenStack Networking: Tips and tricks External link
Events - June 24, 2015

June 25, 2015, Pasadena, CA

Devops or Mars-vs-Venus? OpenStack and Configuration as Code, Part 2 of 2
David Fishman, OpenStack:Now - June 22, 2015

Murano, the Configuration-proof OpenStack catalog Part 2 of a 2-part post; read Part 1 here. Let’s apply this Docker lesson: that every application needs be bound to a configuration file to ensure its environment is at the desired state; specifically, the Heat template. So if Heat defines a point-in-time configuration for the infrastructure, how does one deploy an application so “it …

Can Breqwatr get the OpenStack appliance business model right?
Jodi Smith, OpenStack:Now - June 22, 2015

Even NASA engineers at Nebula had trouble making an OpenStack appliance business succeed, but startup Breqwatr is giving it a try. This week, the company unveiled Breqwatr Cloud Appliance 2.0, a “turnkey, hyper-converged cloud appliance” powered by OpenStack that simplifies deploying and consuming infrastructure as a service.Hyper-convergence simplifies cloud installation and management with turnkey solutions. However, the danger with hyper-convergence …

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IBM and the Spark/Hadoop war
Nick Chase, OpenStack:Now - June 22, 2015

There's a notion of competition between Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, and IBM has jumped into the fray, committing to adding 3500 engineers to Spark-related projects and training 1 million data scientists in the platform, as well as using Spark as the core of its analytics offerings and donating its own IBM SystemML to the open source platform to improve …