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I don’t make a habit of inserting myself into OSS wars, they tend to hurt everyone and benefit no one. Far too often (content management OSS projects are a great example) they result in code splitting and users with limited options moving forward. With that said, I read with some am...
Committees will always move more slowly than proprietary vendors
You may have noticed that I’ve been awfully quiet out here lately. That’s because I’ve been adapting to my new role and making certain I had a clue what I was talking about before I came out and posted a bunch of things. But it’s been long enough that it is time to start getting back ...
You may have noticed that I’ve been awfully quiet out here lately. That’s because I’ve been adapting to my new role and making certain I had a clue what I was talking about before I came out and posted a bunch of things. But it’s been long enough that it is time to start getting back ...
We’ve been through the fire of Web Services
The future of the cloud loomed large this week. Let us know what you saw on Twitter! Let’s just take a moment to praise the fact that its Friday. Ok, glad we got together and did that. Now, it’s safe to say we’re living in the golden age of IT, in which cloud computing will become, ...
Seriously, let us know if there are great articles we missed this week! Happy post-4th Friday! Hope this finds you relaxing at home, at a barbecue, or at the beach. This week’s cloud trends focused on the behaviors of many of the major cloud players to shape their product in the mar...
Selecting reliable hosting is important for any website, but for an ecommerce enterprise especially, it is imperative. Even the best sites can suffer from the effects of poor quality web hosting. For the online retailer, any amount of down-time can cause significant loss in revenue, w...
Above: Watch Cisco Postcards from SDN Roadshow, UK By: Giovanni Fruscio, Marketing Manager, Service Providers, Cisco It was a sunny day in London during the SDN Roadshow! We were meeting key customers in our City Offices and we saw many people joining and starting good c...
OpenStack, the cloud computing project that works as an “Infrastructure as a service (IaaS),” has been one of the fastest growing open-source software projects in recent years. Originally part of a NASA project which became available for the public in 2010, Open Stack is managed by the...
I previously wrote a review of the Microsoft Azure public cloud and included a comparison between Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) and will now compare OpenStack and VMware vCloud. For a review of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) see my blog post and video. This table provides a...
Following my single server installation of RDO OpenStack using PackStack, here is my install of OpenStack across three nodes. What's key here is the answer files used with packstack. For a single node its trivial since you just accept nearly all the defaults. A distributed install re...
OpenStack is easily installed using a package called Packstack. Redhat is one of the primary contributors to packstack and my install experience is similar to the installation of RDO, described here The procedure is quite simple: Install Redhat, Fedora or Centos on one or more x86 se...
Joe Panettieri is EVP and Editorial Director at Nine Lives Media We recently had the pleasure to sit down for an extended chat with Joe Panettieri, EVP and Editorial Director at Nine Lives Media. Our discussion covered a range of topics including VMware’s ongoing battle with AWS, th...
Interview with Sir Richard Branson! Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, discusses how he has been able to foster innovation by giving his employees the ability to be creative, take chances, and learn from failure i...
IBM buys Softlayer, for software defined infrastructures and clouds? By Greg Schulz IBM today announced that they are acquiring privately held Dallas Texas-based Softlayer and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. IBM is referring to this as Cloud without Compromise...
They squash competitors like bugs under their sandals
New York, NY, May 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Webhosting.net is now offering Storage Made Easy’s universal access services to its hosting customers. “We chose Storage Made Easy’s technology because it offers features and functionality that no one else on the market has,&#...
ECC Mumbai November 18 - 19
We are hearing more and more partners talking about SharePoint replacement. As a collaboration solution, the most complaint SharePoint got was in two areas. The first is usability. SharePoint is not that easy to use with all the check-in, check-out
#SDN #API #devops What is it that applications want, and more importantly, what of those desires can the network fulfill? That's one of the questions SDN has to answer in order to make SDN relevant in the big picture that is the software-defined data center. What is it, other than...
#SDN #API #devops What is it that applications want, and more importantly, what of those desires can the network fulfill? That's one of the questions SDN has to answer in order to make SDN relevant in the big picture that is the software-defined data center. What is it, other than...
#sdn #devops #cloud What you need to do isn't changing, just how you do it. “We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not...
#sdn #devops #cloud What you need to do isn't changing, just how you do it. “We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not...
As Gladinet Cloud is being used by more and more businesses, we got more and more user feedback about what they would like to control about their Gladinet Cloud. Some wants to be able to see team user’s account; some wants to disable team-user from
Earlier this week, F5 and Big Switch Networks announced a joint solution that brings together F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), F5 iApps functionality, and the Big Virtual Switch network virtualization application. Peter Silva meets with Aaron Edwards, Big Switch Technical Marketi...
CA World 2013! The Smart Enterprise team spent time at CA World 2013 capturing key stories, major announcements, and interviews with thought leaders on the show floor. View the coverage on Smart Enterprise. ...
Gartner Cool Vendor and Enterprise Cloud Platform team up to deliver Nephos Constellation Broker PlatformLondon, 9th May, 2013 - Cordys, the Enterprise Cloud Platform provider and Nephos Technologies, a leading independent Cloud Service Brokerage today announced a partnership to delive...
#OpenStack #Cloud #devops It's not just about operations, it's also about IT as a whole A Forrester Infrastructure and Operations analyst, Dave Bartoletti, offered up his thoughts on OpenStack in a recent blog, "OPENSTACK SUMMIT REPORT: REAL CUSTOMERS BUILDING BETTER PROD...
#OpenStack #Cloud #devops It's not just about operations, it's also about IT as a whole A Forrester Infrastructure and Operations analyst, Dave Bartoletti, offered up his thoughts on OpenStack in a recent blog, "OPENSTACK SUMMIT REPORT: REAL CUSTOMERS BUILDING BETTER PROD...
#OpenStack #Cloud #devops It's not just about operations, it's also about IT as a whole A Forrester Infrastructure and Operations analyst, Dave Bartoletti, offered up his thoughts on OpenStack in a recent blog, "OPENSTACK SUMMIT REPORT: REAL CUSTOMERS BUILDING BETTER PROD...
EMC ViPR software defined object storage part III By Greg Schulz This is part III in a series of posts pertaining to EMC ViPR software defined storage and object storage. You can read part I here and part II here. More on the object opportunity Other object acces...
CloudBerry Drive maps cloud storage as a network drive to your computer and allows to access cloud storage directly from Windows Explorer interface. CloudBerry Drive supports over 20 different cloud storage services including: Amazon S3, Windows Azure and HP Cloud. In Clo...
We have just launched our DailyHypervisor Forum located at http://dailyhypervisor.com/forum. Stop by, contribute and be a part of our community. The DH Forum is intended to be for all things cloud. Currently we have forums created for vCAC, vCD, vCO, Cloud General, and Openstack. More ...
This weekend I was at LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, Wa. I had the opportunity to see a lot of interesting talks. Here’s the talk I gave LinuxFest NW 2013: Hitchhiker’s Guide to Open Source Cloud Computing . Abstract: Imagine it’s eight o’clock on a Thursday morning and...
The Future of Open Source Survey 2013 results were just recently released and the news is almost entirely good news for SaaS providers. In reviewing the results I see three new or improved opportunities for SaaS companies. As a backdrop to these opportunities it is important to keep in...
CA World 2013! The Smart Enterprise team just returned from CA World 2013 where they were writing blogs, live tweeting, and shooting interviews and booth walkthroughs. You can view the coverage on Smart Enterprise. ...
OpenStack or AWS: Is this one of the more important questions facing the cloud industry today? Or is it hype? Recently, the OpenStack Summit wrapped up in Portland, OR, and since then we’ve been seeing quite a bit of renewed conversation around OpenStack. So what gives? With the rec...
Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 ...
OpenStack has come a long way since the project was first unveiled at OSCon back in 2010. This week, almost 3,000 people gathered in Portland, Oregon, to continue the job of defining, debating, developing, and delivering the code upon which the OpenStack community depends. Alongside th...