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Steven Vaughan-Nichols blogs about all things cloud

Azure Stack will ship soon

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Can’t there be a unity between having servers in the server room and a cloud? Between Microsoft’s Azure cloud and your data center? Sure there can! That’s the idea behind Microsoft’s Azure Stack. Azure Stack is a subset of Azure. It brings the Azure cloud to on-premises environments. It’s taken longer than expected to show […]

Protecting software-defined networks: The Open Security Controller

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Software-defined networks (SDN) move networking from the physical to the virtual. Projects such as OpenDaylight and OpenContrail have become essential to telecom and cloud companies where networking configurations must be made in micro-seconds. SDNs are well on their way to becoming mainstream technology. But, as the publication CSO recently pointed out, “SDN solves a lot […]

Anyone but Amazon: The rise of Kubernetes

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Kubernetes is becoming the cloud container orchestration program of choice. According to a recent 451 Research report, 71 percent of surveyed container users were using Kubernetes. Why? Well there are two reasons: The technical and the competitive. On the technical side, Jay Lyman, 451 Research’s Principal Analyst, said, “Organizations are looking for ways to create […]

Gartner shows us a world of public cloud haves — and have-nots

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Some people — and I’m one of them — are cynical about the value of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants. But, sometimes they hit the nail on the head. And, they do just that in their most recent analysis of the Infrastrcuture-as-a-Service (IaaS) public cloud. In this analysis, we see one ruler: Amazon Web Services (AWS). Oh, Microsoft, […]

CoreOS moves in on cloud DevOps with Kubernetes

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CoreOS is probably still best known for its cloud-friendly CoreOS Container Linux distribution. But that may be changing. CoreOS is now wrapping Kubernetes, the increasingly popular container orchestration program, into its Linux platform. In March, Kubernetes 1.6 became the first release led by a CoreOS developer. With CoreOS’s latest release of Tectonic, the container-friendly Linux platform, CoreOS has […]

Red Hat doubles down on cloud development investment

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For a while now, I’ve been saying Red Hat, The Linux Company, wants to become Red Hat, The Cloud Company. And I think I’m on to something. The first billion-dollar open-source company recently announced it was acquiring Codenvy. Codenvy is a well-regarded provider of cloud-native development tools. The company’s cloud-based, integrated development environment (IDE) enables developers to create modern container-based and […]

How many servers do you need for your cloud?

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One of the neat things about cloud, as a user, is that you don’t have to worry about how many servers you need. Need some more? Just spin them up. No fuss, no muss. But what about when you’re the cloud architect? You know — the guy or gal who must buy the servers that make up […]

OpenStack continues to grow

Some people tell me that the popular open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) OpenStack cloud is dying. They tell me that people aren’t using it. To them, I say: Nonsense! Sure, OpenStack is not Amazon Web Services (AWS) nor any of its major public cloud competitors, but it was never meant to be that. Yes, OpenStack can be […]

What’s going on with Intel and OpenStack?

Is Intel backing away from the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud? Good question, but I don’t see it happening myself. The story that questions Intel’s commitment to OpenStack was sparked by news that Intel was pulling out of its Rackspace partnership, the OpenStack Innovation Center. This was a software-testing project meant to encourage the use of OpenStack in the enterprise. […]

VMware joins Cisco, HPE and Verizon in shifting course on public cloud

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Successful cloud companies don’t need to be public cloud companies. Confused? Well, if you think the public cloud is the be-all, end-all of cloud computing, that’s understandable. Story after story focuses on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Compute and IBM Cloud. But, in the background several major companies are abandoning their public clouds. First, HPE dropped […]