2018 was a landmark year for cloud with a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, perhaps none more so than the IBM bid to acquire Red Hat, the Kubernetes supporter through Red Hat OpenShift and open source powerhouse behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This and other new alliances are certain to accelerate technological advances that set […]
This is a big week for many people in our industry—and not just because of the coming “Star Wars” release. It’s also significant because the Linux Foundation has announced the formal open governance structure for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. This announcement is important because it confirms the Linux Foundation Working Group and marks the […]
In my nearly 20 years of experience working in and around open technology, I can’t recall a more eventful year. It seems like new foundations are popping up on a weekly basis. But, as cloud, mobile and Internet of Things technologies evolve, there’s a definite need to standardize and come together to establish a way […]
Today, in front of more than 15,000 attendees at IBM’s Interconnect conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced the OpenStack borderless cloud beta surfaced through IBM Bluemix. With the new beta service, developers can deploy applications to OpenStack cloud infrastructure from within Bluemix. This borderless OpenStack cloud can provide compute, storage, and network resources through public, dedicated and local cloud infrastructure, all available to developers directly within Bluemix.
This blog post is second in a series of articles on reimagining enterprise IT in the age of social and mobile with open cloud. The first introduced the scope of these posts looking at some of the challenges faced and potential solutions can be found here. In that first post I observed it is estimated […]
This month’s #cloudchat (March 13, 4-5 p.m. ET) will focus on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) as it relates to the enterprise. How far has IaaS come? What are its major benefits? Where is it heading? Of all the as-a-service models, IaaS is the fastest growing, according to a recent Gigaom Research study. It makes sense. […]
In the final installment of his six-part series, Rene focuses on the challenges IT organizations risk facing with business unit developers seeking alternatives in the cloud.
Can we consider cloud computing open source?
With the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong rapidly approaching, November 5-8, I was reflecting on what’s been accomplished and where we are going.
With the release of OpenStack Havana, it seems appropriate to spend some time looking at the aims of the OpenStack community.
A new POV lays out IBM's vision and strategic direction for supporting a dynamic and agile enterprise based on open cloud.