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HP talks cloud delivery options, the importance of OpenStack, how it competes on price

An in-depth conversation with Bill Hilf, Senior Vice President of Product and Service Management for HP Cloud, about where Helion fits in, cloud consumption models and coming change.


SDN company goes open source

Japanese SDN company Midokura giving away its keystone product.

OpenStack users: We need more experienced staff

Some companies are telling universities not to send them interns without OpenStack experience.

HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

There's a new top dog in terms of contributions to OpenStack.

AMD and Canonical partner for ultra-dense OpenStack servers

Partnership will load Canonical's OpenStack on AMD's SeaMicro servers.

What is Metacloud and why did Cisco buy it?

With its purchase of Metacloud, if customers want an OpenStack private cloud, Cisco's got a nice hardware and software combination to sell.

Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Privately held Metacloud provides OpenStack-as-a-service for global enterprises.

SDN start-up unwraps secure OpenStack product, lands customer

PLUMgrid brings cloud networking to OpenStack, lands another $16M in funding and wins over Swisscom.

OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud

The cloud-dominated world of modern IT is the perfect breeding ground for the spread of Linux in particular and open-source software in general, according to the man responsible for guiding one of the most important open-source...

How VMware sees OpenStack as a standard

VMware is not necessarily known as a company that thoroughly embraces open source, but one of its top CTOs says OpenStack could play an important role as a standard in the cloud computing market.

OpenStack: Still waiting for the users

OpenStack has an impressive list of corporate backers. Red Hat, Rackspace, HP, IBM and AT&T are contributing thousands of lines of code to the open source project and helping deliver an updated version of the cloud computing platform...

15 most powerful OpenStack companies

OpenStack at its core is an open source project - it's free code. But what makes OpenStack come alive are the vendors that have contributed to make that raw code and then turned it into a product businesses can use.

OpenStack 101: The parts that make up the project

At its core, OpenStack is an operating system that builds public or private clouds. But OpenStack is a platform, it's not just one piece of software that's downloaded and installed to "voila!" build a cloud.

HP looks to ease enterprise IT cloud fears

Private cloud offering will give enterprises control of cloud data and security; and includes open source OpenStack tech.

Little-known Cisco open source project among contributors to OpenStack Neutron policy blueprint

Multiple vendors, including an open source project within Cisco, have had a policy blueprint approved for the OpenStack cloud platform's Neutron networking component.

For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then...?

Red Hat has successfully grown Linux into an enterprise platform, now it's looking to do the same with OpenStack

Mirantis, IBM try to boost lagging enterprise OpenStack adoption with benchmark

With only around 200 big production OpenStack clouds in the world, Mirantis and IBM spin up 75,000 virtual servers in eight hours to show what OpenStack is capable of.

OpenStack converges around Cloud Foundry, future of Solum in question

In a surprise move, Rackspace, HP and ActiveState all say they are supporting a new Pivotal effort to create an open governance model for Cloud Foundry

Hollywood blazes trail in hybrid cloud

A TV and film production company is offering a new hybrid service, already used by ABC's Mistresses and TNT's Perception, that enables a much more efficient and collaborative production process.

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