• Software Defined Storage–Scality Unifies File Object And VM Storage

     

    Storage vendor Scality is riding the wave of the move towards Software Defined Storage (SDS). Essentially SDS layers a fabric on top of various storage assets to create a pool of resources that can be programmatically utilized. There are two main appro…

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  • Google Lands A High Profile Exec For Its Cloud Platform And Offers Startups An Entree

     

    A common theme among cloud commentators has been that Google has the scale to compete with the biggest cloud infrastructure vendors but that its commitment, appetite and culture were the unknowns. Those same commentators, myself included, got some clar…

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  • HP Acquires Eucalyptus–Positive Deal Or Bizarre Fire Sale? The Latter I’m Afraid

     

    Shock news this morning with the announcement that HP is acquiring Eucalyptus, the vendor that has blazed a trail with its Amazon Web Services-compliant private cloud solution. Eucalptus gained significant attention recently when its CEO, Marten Mickos announced that he was suddenly enamored with the OpenStack – this despite spending years [...]

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  • CloudBees Pivots With Pivotal, Because Some PaaS’ Are Just… Passe

     

    Platform as a Service (PaaS) was, until very recently, considered the future of the cloud. Roughly speaking, rather than delivering simple raw infrastructure, PaaS provides a computing platform and a solution stack, delivered as a service. By going further up the stack, developers and enterprises can avoid wrangling lots of the [...]

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  • Tapjoy And The Move To Hybrid Infrastructure

     

    Over the last year or two there has been a maturing in terms of many people’s vies of how modern infrastructure should look. A few years ago things were very polarized between those who said public cloud should be used for every single workload and those who said that all [...]

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  • The Disaggregation Of Networking, The Open Source Upstarts And Legacy Vendors’ Business

     

    Recently I wrote about some announcements by upstart networking vendor Cumulus. To summarize what Cumulus does it is important to explain the way networking traditionally works. Existing networking vendors such as Juniper and Cisco take generally propr…

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  • Piston Delivers ‘Management Free’ Private Cloud. But Is There Room For This Many OpenStack Vendors?

     

    Seemingly every day another vendor pops up that promises to deliver robust private cloud to enterprises. Many of these vendors leverage the OpenStack open source cloud platform, add some secret sauce with it and roll it out to the world. Of course the …

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  • Weaving A Network Layer Into Docker – Weave Launches

     

    It’s fascinating to watch, seemingly overnight, a vibrant ecosystem being built up around Docker. While many rightly point out that Docker didn’t invent containers, it’s fair to say that the project took a fairly esoteric part of Linux technology and reinvented it for the modern age. In doing so Docker has encouraged the [...]

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  • MachineShop The Latest To Roll Out An IoT Platform

     

    Invent a new buzzword and the marketeers are sure to follow. And no buzzword has quite the same allure as the Internet of Things, the heady idea that in short order we will live in a world awash with connected sensors – in our bodies, our homes and our environment, [...]

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  • Cue The ‘Safely Move From Rackspace’ Pitches–Here’s One From CloudSigma

     

    Rackspace is a company that is in a period of change – once seen as the understudy in the cloud infrastructure space to Amazon Web Services, the company has lost massive ground as other vendors (Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer, DigitalOcean etc) rise to prominence. Understandably this situation has been [...]

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