It's been a mixed week at HP, where disappointing financial news was followed by the revelation that cloud head Marten Mickos, hired only six months ago through the acquisition of Eucalyptus, was stepping aside. On the other hand, that news was followed by the announcement that the company had signed a ten year, multi-billion dollar deal with Deutsche Bank. And then there's Eucalyptus.eucalyptusHPmickos
This week Mirantis and Google announced a joint project to enable developers to install and run Kubernetes applications on OpenStack with the click of a few buttons. The project uses the OpenStack-related Application Catalog project, Murano, treating Kubernetes as just another app and taking the pain out of getting it set up and working properly.application catalogcontainersdevelopersdockergooglekubernetesmirantisMurano
Whether HP blamed Mickos, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Cloud, for the subpar revenue, or Marten Mickos was unhappy and chose to step aside on his own, it’s clear that not all is well in HP’s cloud business.cloudcloud computingeucalyptusHewlett-PackardHPHP Helionopenstack
As Network World puts it, “everyone’s going container crazy.” Containers are incredibly hot, thanks to Docker’s meteoric rise, but really, containers are just a cloud application building block. What’s more important is what developers do with them. Hence, cloud vendors are embracing Docker, competing to create the best method to enable container-based cloud application development. They know that developers are the new kingmakers—whoever succeeds in courting cloud developers wins.bluemixdockerhybrid cloudibm
There's a perceived competition between OpenStack and containers such as Docker, but in reality, the two technologies are a powerful combination. They both solve similar problems, but on different layers of the stack, so combining the two can give users more scalability and automation than ever before.
OpenStack Horizon provides a dashboard that brings together all OpenStack projects in a single-pane-of-glass. The below diagram illustrates the connectivity between the Horizon dashboard and other OpenStack services.dashboardDjangoHorizonIntegraJavaopenstackpanelpythonTables
Following on last week's release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5, this week, the company release Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6. In addition to bringing the software up to OpenStack Juno, it includes networking and storage enhancements targeted at enterprises and telecommunications companies.
One problem with testing sophisticated OpenStack networking features and products is access to those products. This week both Big Switch and PlumGrid tackled this problem by making test environments available online for users to try out.
Last week, Gartner's Tom Bittman published a short blog originally titled "Why are 95% of Private Clouds Failing?" The result was not, perhaps, what he might have suspected.gartnerstatistics
Bias announced the ec2-api, a drop-in replacement for the existing nova EC2 API. Customers -- including large installations such as CERN -- do use it, but while they say it's "not perfect" they don't want it deprecated until there's something else.
OpenStack community members are voting on presentations for the OpenStack Summit, which will be held May 18-22, in Vancouver, Canada. Member votes help determine the proposals to accept, and the polls are open until Monday, Feb. 23 at 5 pm CT.summitvancouvervoting
It’s time again to vote for your favorite topics for the next OpenStack Summit, and Mirantis is asking for your support. This time around, there are more than 50 proposed talks featuring Mirantis speakers, ranging from customer user stories to discussions on OpenStack containers to technical best practices and how to’s. Please take a look and vote for the ones that interest you. Thanks!summitvancouver
Slides for the talk from Salvatore Orlando and Armando Migliaccio at the Openstack Summit – Fall 2013 in Hong Kong
Yes, there is value in unified leadership. But OpenStack has other more powerful forces behind it.