For those unfamiliar, as a developer working in marketing for an
infrastructure automation company, I have tried to clarify the different
versions of DevOps by capitalizing the part that benefits in a given DevOps
scenario. In this case we’re talking about operations improvements. While
devs – particularly those involved in automation or DevOps will find it
interesting, it really talks to growing issues Operations are finding.
The problem is right in front of us, we’re confronting it every day, and
yet a ton of us aren’t fixing it for our organizations, we’re merely
kicking the ball down the road.
The problem? Complexity. Let’s face it, the IT world is growing more
complex by the week. Sure, SaaS simplified a lot of complex apps that either
weren’t central to the business we’re in or were vastly similar for the
entire market, but once you get past those easy picking... (more)
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
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)
Virtustream this week announced xStream 2.0, a private cloud solution
designed to provide secure, high-performance, enterprise-class cloud
infrastructure services across private, virtual private, public, and hybrid
Available as software, stand-alone appliance, and as a managed service,
xStream helps foster better management of mission-critical applications on
clouds, the venture-backed, three-year-old company said. Those deploying may
select a tailored mix of on-site private cloud, combined with off-site public
and virtual private clouds.
Now in beta and becoming... (more)
OpenStack is an OpenSource offering of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
For a review, here is a quick overview of IaaS and OpenStack.
OpenStack is admittedly not trivial to manually install. I have started a
manual install beginning with the Identity Service (keystone) here, other
modules to follow.
To simplify the deployment of OpenStack some organizations and vendors offer
scripts or downloads:
OpenStack offers a scripted install Dell open-sourced crowbar RackSpace
offers Alamo Mirantis offers Fuel which I will cover in this article. Fuel
from Mirantis, is basically a "DIY"... (more)
What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status
of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about
the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom?
Which cloud model is right for your company? How can you turn your corporate
data into dollars?
Register to attend 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York and get your
questions answered June 10-13. Here's what you can look forward to, expressed
1 Convenient Venue – Jacob Javits Center, New York City 3 Interlocking
Themes – Cloud Computing, Big ... (more)