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Playing nice with a host of tech-pushers pushed OpenStack close to edge

If one thing stood out at OpenStack's Vancouver summit in May, it's that the open-source project isn't just about data centre-based cloud computing any more. When Rackspace and NASA founded OpenStack eight years back, they wanted it to drive more efficient computing in the data centre by delivering cloud computing resources on …
Danny Bradbury, 26 Jun 2018
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OpenStack had a summit, so everyone's talking about it

Juniper Networks announced a tie-up with Red Hat integrating Red Hats OpenShift Container Platform and OpenStack Platform into Juniper's Contrail Enterprise Multicloud. The Gin Palace said this lets customers run and manage applications and services on any VM, any container, and any cloud environment. They note that the …
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OpenStack makes Zuul continuous delivery tool its second indie project

The OpenStack Foundation has launched its Zuul continuous delivery and integration tool as a discrete project. Zuul is therefore Foundation’s second project other than OpenStack itself. The first was Kata Containers. Making Zuul a standalone effort therefore advance’s the Foundation’s ambition to become a bit like the Linux …
Simon Sharwood, 22 May 2018
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OpenStack 'Queens' struts into the spotlight

The 17th version of OpenStack is upon us. "Queens" landed on March 1st, with virtual GPU support in the Nova virtualization module the headline feature. Virtual GPUs make a lot of sense for OpenStack users in the context of another addition: the "Cyborg" framework for managing hardware and software acceleration resources. …
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OpenStack Foundation backs 'virtualized containers', for security's sake

The OpenStack Foundation has made good on its promise to start helping complementary projects by adopting every-container-gets-its-own-kernel projects run by Intel and hyper.sh. The new project, known as “Kata Containers”, will combine Intel's Clear Containers and Hyper runV and give each container a kernel in order to enhance …
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Rackspace, HPE pitch pay-as-you-go private cloud

Rackspace says it will be teaming up with HPE to build a private cloud service that bills customers based on usage. Starting on November 28, the two will offer the OpenStack Private Cloud as either a pay-per-VM hour (or per Gb transferred) service with a billing structure similar to public clouds like Amazon AWS. Unlike …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Nov 2017
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Mirantis eyes continuous integration of all the things

OPENSTACK SYDNEY Mirantis is contemplating a future as a provider of continuous integration (CI) tools and continuous-delivery-as-a-service. Speaking to El Reg at the OpenStack summit in Sydney, Mirantis co-founder and CMO Boris Renski said the company's DriveTrain CI tool is “our main product now”. The company developed DriveTrain to deliver …
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OpenStack Foundation starts scoping machine learning enhancements

OPENSTACK SYDNEY The OpenStack Foundation has started to scope what it will take to make its software a suitable platform on which to run machine learning workloads. “Machine learning this year feels a bit like edge computing last year,” Foundation executive director Jonathan Bryce today told The Register, in that users revealed their work on …
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OpenStack says its work is largely done. Now your hard work can fill in the blanks

OPENSTACK SYDNEY The OpenStack Foundation has kicked off its summit in Sydney, Australia, with a call to current OpenStack users to help it to win more users by sharing code they've written to link OpenStack to other tools and infrastructure. The Foundation's decided the time is right to pursue easier integration because it feels the core of …
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OpenStack Pike release bites hard on microservices and scale

With the release of OpenStack Pike, the OpenStack Foundation has focussed on making the foundational software-defined networking environment look more digestible and better-suited to the world of microservices that's grown up around it. Speaking to The Register about the release, OpenStack Foundation executive director …

Gone daddy gone: GoDaddy offloads its cloud businesses

GoDaddy is killing its clouds. The company announced an OpenStack-powered public cloud in March 2016. Now it has emailed customers to let them know their servers won't be there after December 31st, 2017, while support of the Bitnami app provisioning service expires on November 15th. Early last week, GoDaddy announced it had …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Jul 2017
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VMware prepping NSX-as-a-service running from the public cloud

The content catalog for VMware's VMworld 2017 gabfest has appeared and as usual offers a few hints about announcements at the show and the company's future plans. Perhaps most interesting are the sessions pertaining to VMware's partnership with Amazon Web Services. One is titled “VMware NSXaaS - Secure Native Workloads in AWS …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jun 2017
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The eternal battle for OpenStack's soul will conclude in three years. Again

Comment After six years as a formal project, OpenStack has survived numerous raids and famines and now finds itself in a not-too-weird space of being boring, on-premises infrastructure. That is, “boring” in the good way of focusing on what users want and fixing existing problems, only chasing shiny objects – cough, PaaS, cough, …
Michael Cote, 22 May 2017
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NetApp seals up object storage garden wall with gap-filling products

NetApp is trying to plug up the gaps in its object storage wall. There are plenty of object storage suppliers keen to get into NetApp's customer base. They might see container support or OpenStack integration as a way of gaining entry. Each tactic represents a potential hole in NetApp's customer base. So the company has stuck …
Chris Mellor, 9 May 2017
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Colliders, containers, dark matter: The CERN atom smasher's careful cloud revolution

CERN made headlines with the discovery by physicists in 2012 of the Higgs boson, paving the way to a breakthrough in our understanding of how fundamental particles interact. Central to this was the Large Hadron Collider – a 26km ring of interconnected magnets chilled to -271.3C straddling the Franco-Swiss border. The LHC is …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Apr 2017
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Huawei to build global cloud with bit barns run by different operators

Huawei's going to stitch together a global cloud based on its cut of OpenStack. It will consist of a patchwork of Huawei-built clouds that the firm itself runs, and Huawei clouds that are run by telcos. The company announced its cloudy ambitions a couple of weeks ago when rotating CEO Eric Xu* told its annual analysts …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Apr 2017
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OpenStack: Pleeeeease stop panicking, Intel and Rackspace still love us

Intel has walked out of a major OpenStack collaboration with Rackspace – but both companies and the OpenStack Foundation insist everything's fine. There's nothing to worry about. We're all good. Allegedly. It emerged just before the Easter weekend that Intel has turned off the money tap to the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Apr 2017
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Red Hat: OpenStack big, getting bigger, OpenShift fatter than Linux

OpenStack drove a chunk of Red Hat’s largest deals during the fourth quarter, with cloud proving more lucrative than its trademark Linux business. One-third of what Red Hat called its largest deals in the three months to February 28 contained an OpenStack private cloud component. More than a third involved Red Hat’s Ansible …
Gavin Clarke, 28 Mar 2017

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