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OpenStack Foundation Says We Are At A Cloud Tipping Point

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At the opening of OpenStack Day in Melbourne, hosted by Aptira, Jonathan Bryce said we are at an important tipping point with cloud technologies. And while his comments were informed by the results of the foundation's recent user survey, I think he's right.

Bryce said the rise of OpenStack reflects a shift. When the platform was new, its adoption was driven by technical users. But the recent rapid growth is reflection of increased user adoption. That is, the uptake of cloud solutions has moved from technical drivers towards business drivers.

Cloudfire switches from CentreStack to Storage Made Easy for their Collaboration offering deployed on OpenStack and Red Hat Ceph

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Storage Made Easy (SME), supplier of the leading Enterprise File Fabric, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Cloudfire, an Italian cloud provider based in Reggio Emilia with a focus on cloud for business. Integrating the SME Enterprise File Fabric with existing cloud storage based on Ceph will enrich the offerings Cloudfire can provide to customers.

Cloudfire is a cloud service provider offering Backup, Disaster Recovery,Private Cloud (IaaS), Archiving, Monitoring, Web Services and Unified Communications (Mail, File Sharing, Cloud PBX).

Cloudfire replaced CentreStack from Gladinet with SME because they needed a secure, stable, and richer featured user-friendly platform. Customers can now manage corporate collaboration and file sharing with unified control of enterprise assets, satisfying security requirements.

Veritas Unveils New Software-Defined Storage for OpenStack

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Veritas announced at OpenStack Summit, Veritas HyperScale for OpenStack, a new software-defined storage solution designed to maximize workload performance, lower operating costs and protect data in OpenStack-based cloud environments.

As OpenStack gains traction as an open source platform for cloud infrastructures, some of its components are at vastly different stages of maturity. While enterprises and app developers enjoy the flexibility and agility the environment provides, storage management capabilities are not as advanced. As a result, organizations often face challenges with workload performance, reliability and efficiency as well as with storage optimization and data protection. Veritas HyperScale for OpenStack addresses these issues directly.

HyperScale for OpenStack helps organizations realize the speed and economic benefits of deploying applications on OpenStack through predictable performance and storage quality of service (QoS). The software-defined storage solution leverages commodity hardware and includes integration for enterprise data protection.

UKCloud wins OpenStack Superuser Award

 
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UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has this week won the OpenStack Superuser Award at the OpenStack Summit in Boston. UKCloud is this year’s joint winner with Paddy Power Betfair. 

The OpenStack Superuser Awards launched in 2014 to recognise organisations that have used OpenStack to meaningfully improve their business while contributing back to the community. Previous winners include multi-billion pound global organisations such as AT&T, CERN, Comcast and NTT Group. UKCloud successfully competes with generalist hyperscale providers by delivering specialist features, such as comprehensive assurance, that are cost-effective and relevant to the UK public sector. The company works closely with a strategic partner, Red Hat, to innovate the OpenStack platform by developing industry-leading security features, including two-factor authentication, secure networking and IP whitelisting. The company’s OpenStack platform is optimised for cloud native applications requiring the elasticity of a genuine public cloud platform coupled with the unique layers of assurance, sovereignty and secure government connectivity inherent to the UKCloud service. 
 

Cisco Advancing Cloud Strategy with OpenStack

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The cloud is a central pillar of Cisco's overall business efforts and one of the leading voices for Cloud at Cisco is Lew Tucker, Vice President and CTO of Cloud Computing. Tucker also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation, helping to guide the open-source cloud platform forward.

In a video interview with eWEEK at the OpenStack Summit here, Tucker provides insight into where the cloud fits into Cisco's overall business and why OpenStack matters. Tucker said that Cisco's model around cloud is about how to increasingly move services into the cloud. Tucker specifically is focussed on the cloud platform piece of the business which involves OpenStack as well as container usage...

Ixia Offers Attendees at OpenStack Summit a "Clear" Advantage in the Cloud

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Ixia will be at The OpenStack Summit, which will be held in Boston, May 8-11, 2017, at the Hynes Convention Center.

Attendees at this year's OpenStack Summit can meet Ixia subject matter experts at Stand B16 to learn how to maintain full control as their virtual data centers grow and change.

Achieve net higher performance with less risk by gaining visibility of data flowing between virtual machines (VMs) with Ixia solutions, including the newly enhanced CloudLens Private visibility solution.

Ixia's CloudLens platform is the start of a complete transformation for visibility. It provides unprecedented visibility across all cloud environments - public, private, and hybrid clouds. The platform provides the framework to scale virtual taps and data filtering to meet the elastic demands cloud customers expect.

Quali CloudShell 8.0 Release Announces Support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack Cloud Platforms

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Quali, the leader in cloud sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation, today announced the general availability of CloudShell 8.0 with second-generation shells which are easier to build and maintain, along with new support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack based cloud platforms.

Microsoft Azure is continuing to gain traction as a public cloud platform with a rich developer ecosystem. With the upcoming general availability of Microsoft Azure Stack, it is increasingly becoming attractive for hybrid cloud deployments.

OpenStack adoption in enterprises is also increasingly successful as a private cloud platform with revenues growing at 35% CAGR, according to 451 Research. Adoption of OpenStack is increasing among organizations with over 1,000 employees both with on-premise and hosted OpenStack deployments. The 451 Research team predicts a growing number of use-cases across enterprise and service provider deployments. These include SDN, NFV, mobile and IoT, in addition to traditional use-cases in big data, DevOps, PaaS and serving line-of-business requirements.

OpenStack User Survey Reveals Growing Number of Deployments, Greater Scale and Global Diversity

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Capturing 44 percent more deployments and gaining input from 22 percent more organizations than one year ago, the OpenStack Foundation User Survey, published today, reveals growing adoption, increased scale and a more diverse user base, driven by the desire to accelerate innovation and avoid vendor lock-in.

OpenStack's ninth User Survey demonstrates the open infrastructure platform used for private clouds, public clouds and telecom networks has broad appeal for organizations of all sizes around the world. Thirty-two percent of users have 10,000 employees or more, while 25 percent of organizations have fewer than 100 employees. Sixty-one percent of these users and 74 percent of deployments are physically located outside of the United States.

Mirantis Releases Kubernetes Distribution and Updated Mirantis OpenStack

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Mirantis, the managed open cloud company, today announced availability of a commercially-supported distribution of OpenStack and Kubernetes, delivered in a single, integrated package, and with a unique build-operate-transfer delivery model. “Today, infrastructure consumption patterns are defined by the public cloud, where everything is API driven, managed and continuously delivered.

Mirantis OpenStack, which featured Fuel as an installer, was the easiest OpenStack distribution to deploy, but every new version required a forklift upgrade,” said Boris Renski, Mirantis co-founder and CMO. “Mirantis Cloud Platform departs from the traditional installer-centric architecture and towards an operations-centric architecture, continuously delivered by either Mirantis or the customers’ DevOps team with zero downtime...

Rackspace Sees Dramatic Growth in Customer Usage of OpenStack

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Over the last two years, there have been articles in the press suggesting OpenStack is in trouble. These reports typically cite vendors who are exiting the market or laying off OpenStack employees. Clickbait headlines aside, the facts are clear: OpenStack deployments are growing. It is becoming a standard cloud platform in corporations of all sizes, and corporations are consistently growing their usage of OpenStack.

Rackspace is seeing a dramatic growth in customers' usage of OpenStack as a de-facto platform for the private cloud market for many reasons including: