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Zenoss Expands Monitoring Capabilities for OpenStack Clouds

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Zenoss Inc., the leader in hybrid IT monitoring and analytics software, today announced it has released new extensions that provide granular level monitoring capabilities for popular OpenStack components, such as Ceph and Cinder Storage, Nova Compute services, and Neutron networking connectivity. These components represent some of the most highly utilized projects in the OpenStack Community according to an OpenStack User Survey released in April 2016, which showed an incredible 97% adoption rate for Nova and equally impressive 90% adoption rate for Neutron.

Zenoss Service Dynamics is an Open Source monitoring platform that can be extended through plug-ins, called ZenPacks, that allow you to monitor a vast array of devices, applications, and systems under a single unified dashboard. The OpenStack ZenPack provides insight into the overall status and health of an OpenStack deployment, and provides actionable data for dozens of the most highly utilized elements of an OpenStack cloud including:

Speakers Announced for #OpenStack Days East Event in New York City, August 23-24

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The speaker lineup has been announced for the first ever OpenStack Days East event in New York City from August 23-24, which features case studies from Bloomberg, Comcast, eBay, EBSCO, NetApp, PayPal and Walmart talking about their OpenStack deployments. 

OpenStack Days East is expected to draw some 600 attendees bringing IT professionals, developers and OpenStack supporters together to share case studies, trends, and plans for the world's fastest-growing open source project. It gives those interested in learning more about the project opportunities to share experiences and talk directly with OpenStack community members.

Q&A: Mirantis Fuels Collaboration with Intel and Google via OpenStack and Kubernetes

Grazed from VMblog.com. Author: David Marshall

Mirantis has been very busy in the past year pushing OpenStack innovation.  Having raised nearly a quarter billion dollars in financial backing from VCs and some of the world's largest technology companies, Mirantis has announced a collaboration with Intel and Google to modernize OpenStack by running the cloud software in Docker containers managed by Kubernetes. 

I spoke to Mirantis' Chris Clason, CTO, Cloud Platform Engineering Group, to learn more.

VMblog:  Why did you decide to work together?

Nimble Storage Broadens Support to OpenStack Community With Mirantis Certification

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Nimble Storage
, the leader in predictive flash storage, today announced an expansion of its commitment to the cloud by achieving the Mirantis Unlocked validation for its Nimble Cinder Driver, providing easy-to-deploy, scalable and highly available storage options for customers using OpenStack infrastructure with the Nimble Predictive Flash platform.

Integration of the Nimble Cinder Driver with Mirantis OpenStack allows customers to deploy OpenStack clouds with fast and reliable access to data. The combination of Mirantis OpenStack and the Nimble Predictive Flash platform delivers the foundation for enterprise customers to radically simplify cloud infrastructure deployments while meeting the demands of a dynamic and expanding user base. The Nimble Predictive Flash platform combines the power of InfoSight Predictive Analytics with a Unified Flash Fabric consolidation architecture to deliver flash performance and unparalleled availability by predicting and preventing issues.

Huawei Shared Practices at the First OpenStack Days China, Accelerating Cloud Computing Ecosystem

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The first OpenStack Days China Conference was held on July 14th and 15th at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. In this event, Huawei participated and shared the practices of public cloud and private cloud with the China Telecom's Guangzhou Research Institute and Dongfeng Motor Corp. Huawei also introduced container deployment technology, cascading technology and data protection technology based on OpenStack.

By working with open-source entities, partners and customers, Huawei's goals are to jointly build a cloud ecosystem and to help enterprises achieve their digital transformation, moving them forward on the path to a fully cloudified IT enterprises. Jiang Xiaoli, OpenStack & Container Open Source Ecosystem General Manager of Huawei, introduced Huawei’s FusionCloud, an open, hybrid and integrated cloud architecture based on OpenStack...

Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 Simplifies Private Cloud Operations

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Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today made operating a private cloud easier with the release of Mirantis OpenStack 9.0. Based on the Mitaka Openstack release, Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 includes a rich set of features to simplify lifecycle management of OpenStack.

"The improvements in Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 are based on real-world production deployments of Mirantis OpenStack, including our collaborations with AT&T and Volkswagen," said Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO of Mirantis. "The improvements we made - largely in the area of post-deployment operations - integrate Mirantis' services expertise into the software so that we can deliver better business outcomes. Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 will be a valuable asset to Mirantis as we help customers build and operate private clouds."
 

Cloud Computing: F5 turns up the OpenStack heat

Grazed from ITWebAfrica. Author: Editorial Staff.

OpenStack continues to gain momentum as the basis for both private cloud and a network functions virtualisation (NFV) enabler. OpenStack, an open-source software platform used to deliver cloud computing, continues to gain momentum as the basis for both private cloud in the enterprise and a network functions virtualisation (NFV) enabler in service provider environments, both of which are grappling with the challenge of scaling faster and further than ever before.

Leading cyber-security company F5 Networks (F5), whose solutions are distributed across more than 20 African countries by Networks Unlimited, is no stranger to scalability and is dedicated to enabling not only enterprises and service providers reach their goals of faster deployments with greater business agility, but also the community that has long supported and driven OpenStack to become the force it is today: its developers...

Agencies open up to OpenStack

Grazed from FedScoop. Author: Wyatt Kash.

Three out of four government IT professionals in a new poll say their agencies are now using cloud computing services. The new survey also found that a significant portion of the respondents have favorable perceptions about the cost, security and ease of deploying the popular open source software platform, OpenStack, for their on-premises cloud computing initiatives.

The findings indicate that open source technology, like OpenStack, is coming into wider use within government agencies, with about one-fourth of government respondents reporting that their agencies currently use open source technology for their on-premises cloud services. The technology manages large clusters of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter as an alternative to using proprietary cloud software...

Talligent releases Fuel Plugin for Openbook v3, certifies with Mirantis #OpenStack

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Talligent, the leading provider of billing and capacity management solutions for OpenStack and hybrid clouds, has released Unlocked certified Fuel Plugins for Mirantis OpenStack 6.1 and 7.0, with Mirantis OpenStack 8 expected soon.  Openbook is cloud management software that simplifies the tasks of planning, charging, and predicting capacity requirements for cloud services on OpenStack.  Talligent gives the administrator and tenant real-time visibility of cloud capacity and accrued costs, as well as the ability to scale up or down according to budget and resource requirements.

Talligent is excited to be the first reporting solution to achieve Mirantis Unlocked certification and be packaged for easy deployment as a Fuel Plugin.  Mirantis Unlocked means that a solution has been tested by Mirantis, confirmed to work with Mirantis OpenStack, and offered to customers with validated deployment tooling through Fuel.  Fuel is an open source deployment and management tool for OpenStack, recently accepted as an OpenStack project.

First Ever OpenStack Days-East Event to be Held in New York City, August 23-24

The first ever OpenStack Days - East event will be held in New York City from August 23-24, as a gathering place for anyone wanting to learn more about the OpenStack open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) from some of the world's pioneering users and thought leaders. 

OpenStack East is expected to draw 500 attendees bringing IT professionals, developers and OpenStack supporters together to share case studies, trends, and plans for the world's fastest-growing open source project.

This community event is being guided by a steering committee that includes representatives from the east coast OpenStack Meetups and organized by Tesora, along with GigaSpaces.