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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...

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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

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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.

Newest OpenStack Release Reflects Project Maturity, Elevates User Experience

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The OpenStack community today released Mitaka, the 13th version of the most widely deployed open source software for building clouds, with a focus on manageability, scalability and end-user experience. OpenStack has become the cloud platform of choice for enterprises and service providers, bridging cloud-native software development with the optimization of enterprise applications. It is an integration engine that can manage bare metal, virtual machines, and container orchestration frameworks with a single set of APIs.

OpenStack’s Mitaka release was designed and built by an international community of 2,336 developers, operators and users from 293 organizations. As OpenStack approaches the sixth anniversary of its launch, the project is widely acknowledged as having achieved a mature and stable core; therefore, recent development efforts by the OpenStack community have been focused largely on making the software easier to deploy, manage and scale.

Volkswagen Group Selects Mirantis OpenStack Software for Its Next-Generation Cloud

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Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today announced that Volkswagen Group has chosen OpenStack as its global standard for next-generation private cloud, aiming to drive innovation across business and consumer applications. The open source cloud platform is projected to cut IT costs through joint standardization. It will support internal and consumer-facing applications and will connect people across Volkswagen, its dealers and suppliers. The joint project focuses on adding critical enterprise features to OpenStack to ensure that applications can be managed with high performance, enabling full control of data center infrastructure. The system will be fully optimized for Intel platform capabilities, making amazing experiences possible.

Volkswagen chooses OpenStack for private cloud

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The second largest car manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen Group, will use the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack to build a private cloud that will host websites for its brands VW, Audi and Porsche, and be a platform for innovating automotive technology, the company announced today.

For the past two years VW officials at the company’s Wolfsburg, Germany, headquarters debated what platform to use. VW decided to first build out a private cloud based on OpenStack that will eventually span thousands of physical nodes across multiple data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Eventually VW hopes to incorporate public cloud resources to create a hybrid cloud, said officials with VW’s consultant, Mirantis...

PLUMgrid Delivers SDN Services to Connect Docker and OpenStack Clouds

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PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack clouds, today announced the latest version of its Open Networking Suite (ONS) 5.0 supporting OpenStack releases, Kilo and Liberty, for enterprises and service providers. Designed to deliver advanced SDN services that meet the production requirements of OpenStack clouds, ONS 5.0 delivers a rich set of new features and tools to simplify deployments and increase operational efficiency.

ONS 5.0 enables data centers with virtual machines, containers, and bare metal architectures to leverage SDN overlays to provide secure micro-segmentation for multi-tenancy, traffic isolation, and policy enforcement. It features SDN support for Docker containers, expanded gateway integration with Cisco Nexus 9000, IPv6, PLUMgrid SmartLogs and many new enhancements. ONS 5.0 further simplifies OpenStack operations with updated drag-and-drop configuration, rich automation, analytics, troubleshooting tools, and breakthrough SDN visualization and monitoring platform, CloudApex.

Cloud Strategy, Culture and Talent Development Key Themes of OpenStack Summit Austin



Speakers from OpenStack users including AT&T, OVH, SAP, Workday and Verizon will share how cloud computing has transformed their businesses at the 13th gathering of the OpenStack open source cloud community. More than 7,000 participants from 55+ countries are expected to attend the next OpenStack Summit in Austin, April 25-29, 2016, at the Austin Convention Center. Today is the last day to purchase OpenStack Summit tickets at a discounted rate.

Summit content will emphasize the foundational role that OpenStack now plays in enterprise IT strategies and service provider roadmaps, bridging cloud native software development with the optimization of legacy applications. The theme recognizes OpenStack as an integration engine to automate compute, storage and networking for a diverse set of technologies ranging from virtualization and bare metal to container orchestration like Kubernetes and Apache Mesos.