Clouds and containers are not all about what’s new and hot

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This past Spring at London’s OpenInfra Days UK 2019, Mark Shuttleworth, executive chairman at Canonical and creator of Ubuntu Linux, said in a keynote, “I believe OpenStack is important. It’s become trendy to say: ‘I’m skipping OpenStack and going straight to Kubernetes.’ It’s like skipping salad and going straight to steam – they both solve […]

OpenStack–uh Open Infrastructure? OpenDev?–remains popular

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If you read the OpenStack User Survey Report you’ll find OpenStack, the open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, is growing ever more popular. But at the same time OpenStack‘s branding is getting a little confusing. While the IaaS cloud name remains the same, its branding is pivoting to Open Infrastructure, or is it OpenDev? Let’s start with the good […]

OpenStack moves forward

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In Sydney Australia, the OpenStack cloud crew gathered together at the OpenStack Summit to contemplate where they are today and where they’re going tomorrow. First, OpenStack has continued to grow. Specifically, multiple surveys show that more and more companies are adopting OpenStack for their private and hybrid clouds. Specifically: The OpenStack User Survey showed that […]

Easy OpenStack updates: Mirantis DriveTrain

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OpenStack is a great, open-source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud, but it has one big problem. It’s not easy to upgrade from one version to another. That’s where Mirantis DriveTrain comes in. Mirantis is a cloud company which specializes in OpenStack, and DriveTrain is its lifecycle management system for incremental technology updates. Instead of […]

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. […]