Thomas Bitman of Gartner wrote a blog post last year about why OpenStack
projects fail. In that article, he outlined three particular metrics which
together cause 60% of OpenStack projects to fall short of expectations:
Wrong people (31% of failures): a successful cloud needs commitment both from
the operations team as well as from "anchor" tenants. Wrong processes (19% of
failures): a successful cloud automates across silos in the software
development lifecycle, not just within silos. Wrong metrics (10% of
failures): a successful cloud focuses on top line transformation by
accelerating delivery of innovative applications and services, not merely on
squeezing bottom line costs.
"Agile clouds need agile processes - and people are your biggest
supporters,or your biggest roadblocks." - Thomas Bitman
Many OpenStack projects start as technology pilots with pa... (more)
Breqwatr has announced the general availability of its Breqwatr Cloud
Appliance 2.0. This turnkey, hyper-converged cloud appliance offers scale-out
infrastructure, cloud management tools and a uniquely designed user interface
that empowers its clients to deploy and consume Infrastructure-as-a-Service
(IaaS) without the complexity and time typically associated with alternative
private cloud solutions.
"Deploying OpenStack was something our team had discussed, yet did not have
the time or expertise to devote to it," said Shawn Flynn, Manager, IT
Infrastructure, Servers and Storage... (more)
Internap Corporation has expanded its OpenStack-based bare-metal
Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, AgileSERVER 2.0, to its data centers in
Amsterdam, Dallas and Santa Clara, Calif. Launched in 2015 out of Internap's
New York Metro data center in Secaucus, N.J., AgileSERVER 2.0 is now
available in four locations globally, enabling enterprises and devops teams
running mission-critical applications and big data workloads to build
scale-out infrastructure environments that are higher performing and more
cost-effective than commodity public cloud platforms.
"OpenStack has become ... (more)
Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here!
The massive computing and storage resources that are needed to support Big
Data applications make cloud environments an ideal fit.
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Nati Shalom, CTO and
Founder of GigaSpaces, will show how to build your Big Data "database
on-demand" using MongoDB, Cassandra, Solr, MySQL, or any other Big Data
solution, as well as manage your Big Data application using a new open source
framework called "Cloudify." All this, on top of the OpenStack cloud.
Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunitie... (more)
Database as a Service Platform Improves High Availability, Enhances Support
for Oracle and Other Databases
No one comes close to Tesora's database as a service platform in terms of the
combination of features and choice of 13 different databases.
Today the company makes available new features in its database as a service -
based on OpenStack Trove - which make it easier for administrators to manage
disparate database technologies through their life cycle.
IT and database managers can now update OpenStack database guest images in
real-time with the newest, enterprise-ready version o... (more)
An Enterprise PaaS must truly be agnostic to the underlying elastic
infrastructure, and fully support open standards. So the big question is
whether the Pivotal Initiative will be able to break away from its roots with
EMC and VMware and the associated ties to VSphere?
Let's itemize just a few of the major components of the stack from top to
Pivotal Labs: Besides the source of Paul Maritz‘s new company name, this
is an agile software development consulting firm focused on Ruby on Rails,
pair programming, test-driven development and behavior driven development. It
is kno... (more)