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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. Wrong people "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 Introduces Hyper-Converged Cloud Appliance | @CloudExpo @Breqwatr #IaaS #Cloud #OpenStack

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 Expands OpenStack-Powered Bare-Metal IaaS Footprint | @CloudExpo @Internap #Cloud

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: Big Data on OpenStack

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 | @CloudExpo #Cloud

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)

Why the Pivotal Initiative’s Fate Will Mirror VMware’s

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 bottom: 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)