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The Forrester Multi-Cloud Container Development Platforms Wave Report, Reimagined With Docker Enterprise Container Cloud

It's difficult to create a report defining the "state of the industry" for an industry that moves as fast as cloud computing.  For example, Forrester recently published its Multi-Cloud Container Development Platforms Wave Report, covering nine leading vendors in the category, and in order to make the report "fair", every company was represented by the state of its offerings as …

The Forrester Multi-Cloud Container Development Platforms Wave Report, Reimagined With Docker Enterprise Container Cloud
Don’t confuse OpenStack with infrastructure

At its most fundamental, OpenStack is a common API abstraction layer for infrastructure. But what does that actually mean, and why should you care?

Don’t confuse OpenStack with infrastructure
Be careful what you wish for: OpenStack is finally “boring”

OpenStack is no longer the new, exciting kid on the block. That title has clearly gone to containers and container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes. So what does that mean for OpenStack?

Be careful what you wish for: OpenStack is finally “boring”
Infrastructure Software is Dead

Infrastructure software is dead. And with it, numbered are the days of any company whose core business is pinned to selling licenses or subscriptions to infrastructure software bits.

Infrastructure Software is Dead
Private cloud and OpenStack: You ain’t heard nothin’ yet

The disruption cloud is causing in IT is a lot like the coming of sound to silent films.

Private cloud and OpenStack: You ain’t heard nothin’ yet
3 Myths of OpenStack Distros, parts 2 and 3

A couple of weeks ago we talked about three myths around OpenStack distros, and we debunked myth #1, “All distributions have the same functionality”. Today we’ll look at the remaining myths.

3 Myths of OpenStack Distros, parts 2 and 3
Fixing the OpenStack Summit Submission Process

The OpenStack Summit is barely over and there’s the CFP for the next one. So you put together a few ideas and submit them, the community votes, and the winners get selected, right? Not so fast.

Fixing the OpenStack Summit Submission Process
Devops or Mars-vs-Venus? Docker, OpenStack and Configuration as Code

The genuine popularity of Docker, and the considerable hype around it, reveals a key motivation that developers bring to cloud: configuration sucks. Assigning network permissions to an app, OS compatibility, library and service dependencies, data persistence rules, registry entries and all kinds of other parameters critical to making it work right — the first time and every time — is a headache. Sounds like a win for OpenStack and DevOps.

Devops or Mars-vs-Venus? Docker, OpenStack and Configuration as Code
Mirantis’ Adrian Ionel at OpenStack SV: He who gets the most developers wins

“History shows that developers always win,” Mirantis CEO Adrian Ionel told the crowd assembled at OpenStack Silicon Valley this week, “because they create the future. They are the tip of the spear.” OpenStack, he argues, needs to be more developer friendly if it’s going to get past the stage of pilot projects and proofs of concept.

Mirantis’ Adrian Ionel at OpenStack SV: He who gets the most developers wins
VMWare + Nicira not a bummer for OpenStack; Cisco needs to pedal faster

Is the Nicira acquisition good for OpenStack? Definitely. But before I defend my assertion, let's look at why this is good news. I'll start with Microsoft (though the old-school tech guys who need to pay attention are at Cisco; more on that in a moment). Microsoft don't get no respect in the infrastructure business -- not least when it comes to …

VMWare + Nicira not a bummer for OpenStack; Cisco needs to pedal faster
Lean Forward: Is GM’s Randy Mott the DevOps CIO?

One of my favorite business-technology-society-history books is The Machine that Changed the World, by a bunch of guys from MIT -- Womack, Jones, et al. In it, they describe the technological and organizational breakthroughs behind what we now know as lean, that revolutionary, begin-with-the-end-in-mind approach that drives agile thinking and end-user centric design, engineering and production processes. It originated radical …

Lean Forward: Is GM’s Randy Mott the DevOps CIO?