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  • VMware officially joins OpenStack

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    Intel, NEC also accepted into open source cloud computing project
  • Vendors continue to pick sides between CloudStack, OpenStack

    Posted September 6, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    Earlier this year Citrix rumbled the open source cloud industry when it ditched OpenStack, a project backed by big-name companies such as Rackspace, Red Hat, Dell and HP, and launched CloudStack, a competing open source platform for cloud deployments. Months later, vendors across the industry are strategically aligning themselves on either side of the divide between OpenStack or CloudStack, which is now an Apache Software Foundation-managed project.
  • VMware joining OpenStack delayed, for now

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 9:03 pm

    The OpenStack Board of Directors met this week and on the agenda was a somewhat surprising action item: Vote on whether or not to accept VMware - once thought to be a competitor to the project - into the increasingly popular who's-who club of cloud computing.
  • Open source leads the way into the cloud

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    Virtualization is now a well-established technology in enterprise computing. And in virtualization, VMware is the established leader. But virtualization has begat cloud computing and now the field of play in cloud computing is far more open thanks to open source technologies.
  • SUSE jumps into OpenStack with its own distribution

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 11:44 am

    Linux vendor SUSE has thrown its hat into the already crowded OpenStack distribution game.
  • Red Hat CEO: we're the cloud leader -- with Linux

    Posted August 22, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    Jim Whitehurst says it's not just Red Hat's products, but its philosophy that place it at the forefront of cloud computing
  • VMware, Rackspace offer free or low-cost cloud trials

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Two of the bigger names in cloud computing -- VMware and Rackspace -- have each released today low-cost or free trial versions of their cloud offerings.
  • Red Hat to release enterprise-ready OpenStack package

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Red Hat plans to release an enterprise grade version of the OpenStack open source software for hosting IaaS (infrastructure as a service) deployments. The company has posted an unsupported preview edition of the package, ahead of its full commercial release, expected in early 2013.
  • Rackspace debuts OpenStack cloud servers

    Posted August 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm

    Following a four-month beta period, Rackspace has started offering its hosted servers and databases using the open source OpenStack suite of cloud software.
  • Rackspace, HP go all in with OpenStack

    Posted August 1, 2012 - 11:28 am

    Rackspace and HP have each brought major portions of their cloud offerings based on the OpenStack code out of beta and into general availability today.
  • OpenStack: Allegation of 'abusive' conversation under investigation

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 7:53 am

    The OpenStack Foundation is investigating allegations that an executive within one of the Foundation's corporate member companies may have pressured an Individual Member candidate to withdraw her nomination for a board position.
  • Free OpenStack test bed brings ARM into the cloud

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 1:43 pm

    Rackspace, one of the main backers of OpenStack, has added a free ARM-based environment for testing the open source cloud deployment project.
  • OpenStack company Piston adds virtual desktop infrastructure

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    Piston Cloud Computing is the first OpenStack-based company to embrace virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), marking OpenStack's entrance into the VDI market dominated by Citrix.
  • Microsoft developing Hyper-V support for OpenStack

    Posted June 10, 2012 - 7:19 am

    Microsoft is attempting to reintegrate support for Hyper-V back into OpenStack, months after the open source cloud-building project dropped support for the hypervisor in its latest release.
  • Is OpenStack the new Linux?

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 1:42 pm

    Or is this open source 'cloud operating system' just a launching pad for a million new cloud businesses? Either way, the excitement is contagious
  • Open vs. proprietary debate heats up the cloud

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:20 am

    It's turning into a mud-slinging affair in the cloud computing industry.
  • Report: IBM, Red Hat to join OpenStack

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 7:19 am

    IBM and Red Hat could soon be joining the ranks of OpenStack supporters, giving the open source cloud project a big boost.
  • OpenStack supporters downplay Citrix defection

    Posted April 3, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    Top coordinators of the OpenStack project shot back at Citrix for dropping its support for the open-source cloud development platform in favor of starting a separate open source project based on an Apache license.
  • Piston Cloud has made the tough private cloud decisions for you

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:08 am

    Joshua McKenty, co-founder and chief executive officer of Piston Cloud, what he calls The Enterprise OpenStack Company, was in on the ground floor of OpenStack's creation, working as he was on the Anso Labs team at NASA to build a compute cloud on top of open source platform Eucalyptus. The team eventually gave up on that and wrote Nova, which NASA uses today to power its Nebula Cloud environment, and Nova was ultimately contributed to the OpenStack project, which it formed with Rackspace. McKenty left NASA after Anso was acquired by Rackspace in 2010, and formed Piston Cloud in 2011 with co-founders Gretchen Curtis (also of NASA) and Christopher MacGown of Rackspace. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with McKenty for a deep dive on why OpenStack matters and where Piston Cloud fits in.
  • Sony division moves some services to OpenStack

    Posted March 9, 2012 - 6:31 am

    The division of Sony that suffered a cyberattack last year, which led to a major PlayStation network outage and sensitive customer data being compromised, has dropped Amazon Web Services for at least a portion of its cloud hosting and computing in favor of an OpenStack platform hosted by Rackspace.
  • Using open source to build the ultimate walled garden

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 1:02 pm

    One very possible outcome of AT&T's move to OpenStack: an online experience where AT&T has its hand in every part of the stack... all thanks to open source.
  • AT&T joins OpenStack

    Posted January 9, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    AT&T became the first U.S. telecom service provider to join OpenStack, the organization that has developed an open-source cloud software stack.
  • 2011: When cloud computing shook the data center

    Posted December 28, 2011 - 7:16 am

    In a year of surging private cloud activity and major build-outs in public cloud capacity, the cloud's promised simplification remains elusive
  • RightScale cozies up to OpenStack, SoftLayer

    Posted November 11, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    RightScale is adding OpenStack and SoftLayer to the list of cloud services that can be managed from its RightScale Cloud Management Platform.
  • OpenStack creators launch cloud appliance start-up

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    Former NASA CTO Chris Kemp unveils his new company, which will sell a cloud computing hardware appliance.
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