Docker, Inc. has announced that it has closed a whopping $95 million series D investment round. The containers giant says it doesn't need the money, but wanted to capitalize on its current momentum. The investment is said to add Docker to the list of tech "unicorns".containersdocker
“Building an open-source company requires operational excellence and staying power, not just genius hackers with a vision of taking down VMware," Mirantis co-founder and chairman Alex Freedland told Techcrunch this week. As much as we'd like for open source to be about passion and changing the world, the reality is that virtually all of the thousands of people who are contributing to OpenStack are getting a paycheck, and that money has to come from somewhere.
HP cloud chief, Bill Hilf inadvertently caused a stir this week when he told the New York Times that "it makes no sense for us to go head-to-head" with the big public cloud providers. As it happens, despite the dogpile of articles jumping on the quote, that was not, in fact, the case.HPpublic cloud
The Murano project keeps moving forward and is now an official OpenStack project. The project team has successfully extended Murano to support deployment of applications defined with Heat templates.heatMurano
As release candidates for OpenStack Kilo become available, we'll keep track of them here.communitykilo
Kismatic is about to release a commercial distribution of Kubernetes, Google’s open source system for managing containerized applications across multiple hosts.kismatickubernetesopenstackUbernetes
Normally when a company joins a foundation such as the OpenStack Foundation or, as in this case, the Cloud Foundry Foundation, it's because they're about to launch their own version. Not so with Mirantis.cloud foundrypaas
Q&A for Mirantis OpenStack with Juniper Contrail Networking webinar.juniperJuniper ContrailMirantis and Juniper networkingNetworking
Thanks to Docker’s success evangelizing the use of containers, Parallels has decided to open source its container product suite, stop developing its proprietary hypervisor and adopt KVM, and focus its development resources on driving containers forward to both service providers and enterprises, with OpenStack’s help.containersdockerParallels
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.