More than 6,000 cloud enthusiasts, developers, administrators, architects and IT pros descended on Vancouver last week for the semi-annual OpenStack 2015 summit. First, congratulations to the OpenStack team. OpenStack Kilo, the 11th release of the open source software for building public, private, and hybrid clouds, has nearly 400 new capabilities to support software development, big […]
Most enterprises know that a single approach to cloud adoption, whether public or private, will not optimize business results. Adopting hybrid cloud, connecting one or more clouds to traditional systems or one or more clouds to other clouds, is a realistic and achievable strategy. While a hybrid cloud strategy sounds complicated at first, it offers […]
Embracing the world of cloud computing can be a nebulous experience. You often go through a maze of services. The challenge is to provide all these services that cover everything from setting up a cloud infrastructure to creating a virtual machine. What if you could connect the service user interfaces to an existing cloud environment, like OpenStack?
In this week's Thursday Thoughts, Shelbee Eigenbrode interviews Alex Heneveld, CTO of CloudSoft, about his predictions for open technology and containers like Docker.
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.
When we’re flying in actual clouds, we care about the airplane, whether all the small pieces of hardware and software onboard are well fitted, tested and strong enough to hold. Airlines handle this for us and no one dares to question whether this is the way things should work. This is because infrastructure really matters when flying. In fact, it […]
When I gave the keynote at Open Compute Platform (OCP) European Summit this past October, I talked about disruptive technologies. As anyone reading this blog knows quite well, our industry moves very quickly, constantly bringing new disruptions to market. That’s a given—and a good thing. In this case, what was disruptive five months ago is […]
This week finds me and a good number of the IBM OpenTech team at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco for this year’s Node Summit Conference. In case you haven’t heard, this morning at the summit, the community announced that Node.js is going to move into open community governance and a Node.js Foundation is […]
In this Thoughts on Cloud video, Shelbee introduces Tim Vanderham, VP, IBM Cloud Services, to talk about three cloud computing skills IT leaders must have to impress recruiters.
With the introduction of OpenStack Heat, you can now deploy an entire cloud application, defined as a template, in a single shot. Before Heat, OpenStack cloud resources needed to be provisioned individually and combined together to build the application. For example, you would request two compute resources separately, and then you would need a network […]
For the past two years, IBM has hosted the popular Open Tech summits to kickoff major events such as Pulse, Impact and Innovate. We’re pleased to announce that we will continue that tradition at InterConnect, IBM’s new cloud, mobile and big data conference, Sunday, Feb. 22 from 4-6 p.m. We will feature IBM and guest speakers who are […]
This autumn, several developers from IBM Research unveiled their latest cloud innovation to the OpenStack Meetup groups in New York City and Philadelphia. The researchers, all OpenStack committers, presented their work on several subprojects (including Nova, Heat, Swift, and Neutron) and received community feedback in both cities to drive further improvement. Community members from dozens […]