OpenStack

A look back at the Austin OpenStack Summit

Grazed from OpenSource. Author: Jason Baker.

The twice-annual OpenStack Summit wrapped up last week in Austin, Texas, bringing together 7,500 developers, users, and others open source cloud enthusiasts from around the globe. Let's take a quick look back at some of the highlights and news from the past week in this special post-Summit edition of our weekly OpenStack news.

OpenStack around the web

There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling:...

Cloud Computing: OpenStack Still Has A Place In The Stack

Grazed from NextPlatform. Author: Timothy Prickett.

The IT industry likes drama perhaps a bit more than is warranted by what actually goes on in the datacenters of the world. We are always spoiling for a good fight between rival technologies because the clash results in competition, which drives technologies forward and prices down.

Ultimately, organizations have to pick some kind of foundation for their modern infrastructure, and OpenStack, the cloud controller spawned from NASA and Rackspace Hosting nearly six years ago, is a growing and vibrant community that, despite the advent of Docker containers and the rise of Mesos and Kubernetes as an alternative substrate for virtualized infrastructure, continues to see market uptake and companies moving from proofs of concept to production...

Bright Computing Announces Bright OpenStack Integration with Talligent Openbook Billing Software for OpenStack Clouds

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Bright Computing
, the leading independent provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announces that its Bright OpenStack solution is now fully integrated with Talligent's advanced proprietary Openbook billing software for OpenStack clouds.

Openbook supports key cost and capacity reporting requirements for an efficient OpenStack cloud deployment. Its integration with Bright OpenStack will be a huge benefit for users who operate OpenStack clouds, especially when multiple clients, departments, or teams are sharing resources and a chargeback or usage reporting mechanism is required.

Red Hat Powers Cloud-Scale DevOps with the General Availability of Red Hat Cloud Suite and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Cloud Suite and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, helping to bridge the gap between development and operations teams at the scale of cloud computing. With today’s newly-available products, Red Hat now offers a complete, integrated hybrid cloud stack with a container application platform (OpenShift by Red Hat), massively scalable infrastructure (Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8) and unified management tools (Red Hat CloudForms), all available individually or via a single, easy-to-deploy solution with Red Hat Cloud Suite.

A growing number of organizations are building private clouds, to give them massively scalable and modern infrastructure, while maintaining increased security and control. According to the Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2016, a global survey of Red Hat customers, private cloud deployments are expected to outpace public cloud by 6x. In addition, development teams are looking to streamline the creation and deployment of new cloud-native applications while IT leadership is hoping to meet growing business demands with cloud-based automation.

Q&A: Mirantis Talks About OpenStack Appliances

Grazed from VMblog.com.  Author: David Marshall

Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, recently announced Supermicro and QCT as the latest Certified Rack Partner to offer Mirantis Unlocked Appliances. These turnkey, rack-based appliances ship with Mirantis OpenStack pre-configured to run in production environments and are easy to install, deploy and operate at scale.

I asked Jim Sangster, senior direct of Solutions Marketing at Mirantis, about why customers now seem to be embracing dedicated OpenStack appliances for building clouds instead of running off-the-shelf commodity servers.

VMblog:  OpenStack appliances have been the downfall of a number of startups - why are they working now?

Midokura's Network Virtualization Technology Now Available as Value Added Enhancement to Dell Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solution

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Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced that Dell is offering the open-source Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) as an optional performance accelerator for the Dell Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solution, the on-premise cloud offering based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

"The Dell Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solution helps organizations rapidly build their OpenStack clouds and transform their IT environment into a cost-effective, secure, highly-available, and dynamic service-delivery center," said Ranjith Purush, director of product management, Dell Engineered Solutions and Cloud. "This collaboration enables organizations to flexibly build Dell's solution with optional network virtualization technology from Midokura."

Google cloud to OpenStack users: Come on in!

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

Open source cloud computing platform OpenStack has a new semi-annual version of its code out this month and one symbolically important aspect is a deepened partnership with Google’s public cloud. In a blog post, Google announced that the Mitaka release of OpenStack includes a native option to backup OpenStack Cinder storage volumes to its public cloud.

OpenStack’s block storage service is named Cinder, which houses virtual machine data and data at rest; most organizations deem this important enough data to backup. OpenStack provides a native backup driver that allows Cinder to be backed up to various storage platforms. Google has now integrated its public cloud as a native backup option for Cinder...

Read more from the source @ http://www.networkworld.com/article/3055195/cloud-computing/google-cozies-up-with-openstack.html

PLUMgrid Partners With NocSys to Offer OpenStack SDN Solutions in China

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PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack clouds, today entered a global reseller agreement with NocSys, a cloud solutions provider focused on serving enterprises and service providers in China. NocSys will deliver PLUMgrid's SDN and NFV solutions, expanding the company's presence into China's market where its distributed data plane powered by IO Visor is crucial to customers deploying scalable OpenStack clouds. Together, the two firms help customers quickly and efficiently deploy applications and services within the cloud with the highest levels of security, scale, performance, operations monitoring and diagnostics.

Cloud Computing: Rackspace Looks to Boost OpenStack Adoption

Grazed from EnterpriseTech.  Author: George Leopold.

OpenStack pioneer Rackspace has moved to boost enterprise adoption of the cloud operating system with this week's release of a managed private cloud service that can be installed in a variety of datacenter settings.  Also this week, the cloud provider along with OpenStack developers announced new servers, server specifications and the latest release of OpenStack deployment software.
 
Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) said Thursday (April 7) the managed private cloud service integrates software, hardware and services for private clouds hosted in a customer's datacenter, a third-party facility or a Rackspace datacenter. The managed service also includes computing, networking and storage...

Rackspace Simplifies Cloud Adoption for Companies by Delivering Managed Private Cloud Everywhere

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Rackspace today announced companies can run a fully-managed private cloud in any data center around the world without bearing the high cost, risk and operational burden of doing it themselves. By delivering OpenStack everywhere, the new integrated software, hardware and services solution can answer CIO demand for managed services for private cloud on their own terms -- meeting customers at every step of their cloud journey whether it is in a customer or third party data center, a Rackspace-supported third party colocation facility or a Rackspace data center.

Companies are on a transformational journey inside and outside their data centers -- adopting a hybrid approach to public and private cloud to deliver improved customer experiences, increase reliability and reduce infrastructure and operational costs. OpenStack has fast become a dominant platform for private cloud, but the complexity and cost of hiring talent to deploy and operate it themselves has enterprises wanting to consume OpenStack as a managed service.