08 May RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack Storage: Maturity & Choice

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With the growing popularity of cloud computing, there is still a need for alternatives to the major public offerings. OpenStack presents an option that enables organizations to build elastic and scalable cloud services that deliver more control and choice for their IT environments. The rapid growth of data consumption, combined with the elasticity that cloud […]

15 Nov ONUG Provides A Front Line View In The War On Stagnant Networking

Twice a year the largest companies get together to help plot out the future. Businesses are now talking about digital transformation, changing their IT to adapt to the new age of digital information, analytics and cloud technologies. But their traditional networks are holding them back. Network innovation is starting to be driven by the buyers—not […]

24 Oct 3 Reasons Why An OpenStack Private Cloud May Cost You Less Than Amazon Web Services (AWS)

IT organizations are moving to the public cloud in droves to take advantage of cost savings and efficiency improvements over traditional on premise datacenters. The public cloud offers the promise of on-demand self-service for developers and business owners, pooling of resources to improve utilization and the ability to scale applications very quickly. Companies like Amazon.com, […]

02 May OpenStack Grows Up: Observations From The OpenStack Summit

(Photo credit: John Fruehe) They came, they saw, they conquered. Six years ago it was 75 attendees and a bunch of servers in a pickup truck (this is Texas after all). This year, 7,500 descended on my adopted city to revel in the fact that OpenStack is finally growing up. For those of you not […]

25 Apr The 3 Reasons Why OpenStack Is Now Ready For Corporate Primetime

OpenStack Cloud Software (logo source: OpenStack.org) Everyone is talking about moving to the cloud and all of the cost and efficiency advantages that cloud computing can provide for IT. However for many enterprises, a move to the cloud is easier said than done due to concerns about security, control and lack of flexibility when moving […]

16 Mar OCP Summit: Canonical Enables Interoperability for OpenStack Clouds

I spent the first part of this week at the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara where industry leaders came together to collaborate and innovate on next generation scale-out datacenter architectures. There was much discussion at the Summit about what it means to truly be “open” and many provided proof points and demonstrations of initiatives […]

03 Nov Does Stratus Have The Formula For OpenStack Success?

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This weekend was Formula 1 racing weekend. In my hometown, Austin Texas. Many may not believe it, but Austin is actually home to a US Formula 1 race track, and there are other international races here. Each year tens of thousands come from all around the world, representing the pinnacle of wealth, and they descend on Austin, […]

12 May Intel’s Four OpenStack Pillars For Private Clouds

Unless you have been living under a datacenter technology-free, rock, you know that this week is the OpenStack Summit 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. OpenStack has fast become the open standard for what I consider a “cloud operating system,” or everything your cloud apps will run on. While there’s the public cloud, every one of the […]