IBM announces Docker Based Container Services

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 1st, 2015   |  

Containers continue to gain traction, IBM announced the release of enterprise class containers based on Docker and built on its Platform as a Service, Bluemix for hybrid environments. It will be possible now for enterprises to use a mix of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack in order to create new kind of portable distributed applications straightforward.
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Release: Xen Project Hypervisor 4.5.1

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 1st, 2015   |  

The Xen Project, the community which develops the Xen hypervisor under the GNU General Public License (GPLv2) announced the availability of a new maintenance release, version 4.5.1 of the Xen Hypervisor. This new release contains bug fixes and improvements.

The following new capabilities and features are available in version 4.5.1:
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Red Hat Summit 2015 Wrap-up

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, June 29th, 2015   |  

Last week, Red Hat held its premiere event in Boston, Massachusetts from June 23 to 26, the Red Hat Summit,  where several announcements have been made.

The summit offered over 200 technical sessions and labs and has seen on stage executives from Red Hat (obviously), Cisco, SAP, Intel, Dell, Samsung and many other companies part of Red Hat’s ecosystem.

A special focus has been given to cloud computing, Docker container technology, mobile and storage technologies, everything empowered by open-source and its renovated coolishness.

Red Hat leveraged the event to make several announcements and unveil new products like Atomic Enterprise Platform, OpenShift Enterprise 3 and Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.
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Midokura expands OpenStack Team with Takashi Yamamoto

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, June 29th, 2015   |  

Network virtualization is one of the hot topics within the OpenStack community. Last week japanese startup Midokura focused on network virtualization announced the assignment of Takashi Yamamoto as OpenStack engineer.

Yamamoto is an expert of Linux kernel, virtualization and has worked on various open source software projects in the past. He joined the OpenStack Neutron core reviewer team after having worked as a cloud infrastructure expert at VA Linux Systems Japan where he was in charge of developing the OFAgent which uses the open source component-based SDN framework for implementation Ryu.
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Red Hat announces Q1 2015 earnings

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, June 24th, 2015   |  

On June 18 Red Hat announced its financial results for its fiscal year 2016 and for the first quarter of 2015.

Total revenue for the first quarter ended May 31, 2015 was $481 million, with an increase of 14% from the same quarter last year. Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 also included an additional $5 million of subscription revenue earned from Red Hat’s Certified Cloud Providers (CCP). Looking at the financials details we can see that subscription revenue was of $425 million, up 14% year-over-year. Operating cash flow for first quarter was of $209 million, up 27% year-over-year, full fiscal year operating cash flow of $623 million, up 15% year-over-year.
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Rancher Labs raises $10M in Series A funding

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, June 11th, 2015   |  

Rancher Labs is a startup providing management on top of the Docker containers, today the company has announced that it has raised $10 million in a series A funding round.

The round was led by Mayfield and Nexus Venture Partners.

This funding round comes only a couple of months after Docker announced its series D fundings, the company stated that the money will be used to further develop its products and expand the company’s engineering and development teams. CONTINUE READING ON CLOUDCOMPUTING.INFO…


EMC acquires Virtustream

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, May 26th, 2015   |  

EMC has acquired Virtustream, a Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider originally funded among the others from SAP for 1.2 billion US dollars. Virtustream also provides a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) called xStream which VirtuStream uses to manage their own cloud in North America and Western Europe.

EMC plans to make the Virtustream offerings available into its Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution, which is an on-premise cloud offering running Microsoft, VMware or OpenStack which is using pre-configured bundles built on Vblock and VSPEX infrastructures, providing connections to VMware vCloud Air,AWS and partners. CONTINUE READING ON CLOUDCOMPUTING.INFO…


Release: Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM)

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, May 25th, 2015   |  

Japanese startup Midokura focused on network virtualization announced the availability of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM). MidoNet is a scalable network virtualization solution integrated with OpenStack Kilo networking project and (obviously) specifically designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The solution also comes with new support for container-based environments such as Docker.

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Release: Red Hat CloudForms 3.2

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, May 20th, 2015   |  

Red Hat yesterday announced the release of version 3.2. of its cloud management software, CloudForms. CloudForms allows the management of hypervisors from Red Hat, VMware and Microsoft as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHELOSP) and Amazon EC2. Red Hat will make CloudForms 3.2 available to customers in June, and since the capabilities require the OpenStack Kilo capabilities, it will require Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform version 7 which will be released in a short timeframe as well.

This version has a focus on managing OpenStack using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, mainly because its now also part of the Cloud Suite for Applications which Red Hat announced last Tuesday. CONTINUE READING…


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Gartner predicts that Worldwide Cloud IaaS spending will grow around 33 percent is 2015

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, May 20th, 2015   |  

Besides releasing their annual Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, research and consulting firm Gartner also made some predicitons about the growth of Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in 2015.

Gartner states that worldwide spending on Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service will grow to 32.8 Percent in 2015 reaching almost 16.5 billion US dollar. Analyst Lydia Leong states that the IaaS solution ecosystem is rapidly consolidating around a small numer of maket leaders.

“The sky is not falling — customers are getting great value out of cloud IaaS — but the competitive landscape is shifting,” Ms. Leong said. “Few providers have the financial resources to invest in being broadly competitive in the cloud IaaS market.” CONTINUE READING ON CLOUDCOMPUTING.INFO…


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