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  • 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.
  • Cloud CIO: Lessons from the OpenStack Design Summit

    Posted May 4, 2011 - 11:37 am

    The recent OpenStack Design Summit delivered some interesting insight on cost and infrastructure -- whether you're working with this open source technology, or other cloud platforms. Here are two lessons learned from eBay and Dell.
  • VMware launches open-source cloud platform

    Posted April 12, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    Open-source code, support for a variety of tools and databases, available in your data center or someone else's, Cloud Foundry aims at Azure's weaknesses without adding too many of VMware's.
  • Ex-NASA cloud builder's startup boosts OpenStack software

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    The former chief architect of NASA's Nebula cloud computing platform has founded a new company that will use the OpenStack project to bring cloud capabilities to enterprise customers.
  • Cloud computing inches toward open source

    Posted March 17, 2011 - 1:27 pm

    With backing and additional services from Rackspace and, OpenStack may be a reasonable open-source alternative someday; just not yet.
  • Rackspace, Dell push OpenStack cloud OS

    Posted March 8, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    Rackspace will help enterprises build private clouds using the OpenStack cloud operating system, the company announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, Dell is seeking enterprises and service providers for proof-of-concept OpenStack trials with its Dell PowerEdge C family of servers.
  • Open source vendor battles VMware lock-in no one else sees

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 12:31 pm built support for Hyper-V into open-source cloud software in response to rebellion from VMware users no one else sees.
  • Cloud Computing Still Too Exciting; Feds, Rackspace Try to Dull It Up a Little

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 5:36 pm

    That may be less true of gaming tech or flashy Web sites or cool new information services.

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