Showing posts with label Open Stack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Open Stack. Show all posts

Monday, October 24, 2016

Swisscom Deploys Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Swisscom has selected Red Hat as its technology partner to help the company deliver a modern, agile, and highly scalable cloud platform. Swisscom is deploying Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Virtualization as the basis of its new cloud infrastructure.

Red Hat said its OpenStack Platform now provides the infrastructure foundation needed for Swisscom’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

“Our mission at Swisscom is to give every citizen in Switzerland a piece of the cloud, and we are one of the first service providers in Europe to launch a publicly available, commercial cloud offering at the scale we have. Red Hat OpenStack Platform enables us to take our cloud strategy one step further, helping us to be flexible in multiple senses. We can scale up and down our clusters; we can fully automate our deployments; and we have limited our downtime when we make changes in production. As a result, we are proud to say we now have organizations outside of Switzerland using our solution,” stated Marco Hochstrasser, head of Cloud Platform Development, Swisscom.

http://www.swisscom.com

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mirantis to Acquire TCP Cloud for Managing Continuous Upgrades

Mirantis agreed to acquire TCP Cloud, a start-up headquartered in Prague that specializes in  managed services for OpenStack, OpenContrail and Kubernetes. Financial terms were not disclosed. TCP Cloud has about 30 employees.

Mirantis said the deal will support its initiative with Google and Intel to enable OpenStack on Kubernetes by enabling it to continuously deliver OpenStack to customer data centers.

Mirantis plans to integrate TCP Cloud’s technology with its OpenStack release to provide a public cloud experience on customer premises. The design pattern for managing computing infrastructure in MK.20, commonly referred to as managing infrastructure-as-code, is also used today by top public cloud vendors like AWS, Google Compute Cloud and Microsoft Azure to maintain their clouds. Beginning in the next version of Mirantis OpenStack, MK.20 will become part of Mirantis’ Fuel software for deploying and managing OpenStack and related open source infrastructure software.

“The model for delivering infrastructure employed by traditional vendors is fundamentally misaligned with modern software development patterns. Disruptors of the digital era push new code to production multiple times a day, while traditional enterprise vendors ship infrastructure as packaged software once every few years and require forklift upgrades,” said Alex Freedland, Mirantis CEO. “Mirantis empowers enterprises to embrace the new, continuously delivered infrastructure model on their terms. TCP Cloud’s technology and expertise helps us accelerate that vision.”

“Mirantis and TCP Cloud share a vision of building open source software, and continuously delivering it to digital enterprises,” said Adam Scotnicky, TCP Cloud CEO. “By acquiring TCP Cloud, Mirantis will have increased influence in key open source communities and broader expertise in continuously delivered infrastructure. This powerful combination will help customers like AT&T and Volkswagen build software faster, and emerge as winners in the digital economy.”

https://www.mirantis.com/
http://www.tcpcloud.eu/

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 based on Kilo

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 was released, featuring a new deployment and management tool to simplify installation, ease day-to-day management tasks, and establish the underpinnings for orchestrated live system updates and upgrades for subsequent releases.

Based on the OpenStack community “Kilo” release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is a co-engineered solution that starts with the proven and trusted foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and integrates with Red Hat’s OpenStack technology to form a production-ready cloud platform.

Version 7 includes several new features aimed at accelerating the adoption of OpenStack including:


  • Simplified deployment and management -  the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform director offers a simplified and automated cloud installation tool with system-wide health checking for a proper deployment. It offers an automated “ready-state” provisioning of bare-metal resources to simplify the deployment and repurposing of hardware resources on an on-demand basis. Based on the community-driven OpenStack management project TripleO, the new director combines multiple technologies to offer a single powerful tool which also establishes a new framework that can be used for live orchestrated OpenStack and director upgrades for version 7 and subsequent releases.
  • Traditional workloads requiring high availability on OpenStack - introduces compute host node high availability through integrated, automated monitoring and failover services from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This new capability monitors host nodes and includes the ability to automatically evacuate virtual machines from hosts, restarting workloads on alternate, available hosts.
  • Greater security control - Telco customers now have greater granularity and control over network traffic ports at the virtual machine level. This allows customers to maintain a tightened security level over the greater OpenStack cloud, while allowing virtualized network function (VNF) traffic through each virtual machine, as necessary. Version 7 introduces this via the Neutron modular layer 2 (ML2) and Open vSwitch (OVS) port security mechanisms included in the community Kilo release.
  • Network flexibility - New Neutron networking features offer greater flexibility and improved network redundancy. Network operators can benefit from several IPv6 enhancements, including the ability to support direct network routing between tenants and the external gateway. In addition, version 7 expands the high availability for Neutron routers and improves the monitoring and reporting of the router to help network operators maintain uptime.
  • Incremental Backup - Storage administrators can now benefit from faster block storage backups and reduced capacity needs with support for snapshot-based backups. With added support for NFS and POSIX file system types, this significantly reduces the amount of storage and time required, by backing up only the incremental changes since the last full state backup.
  • Trusted Integration and Ecosystem


http://www.redhat.com

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Google Puts its Weight Behind the Open Stack Foundation

Google is becoming a sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, the industry effort dedicated to creating an open infrastructure-as-a-service stack for enterprises.

Google said it sees OpenStack is emerging as a standard for the on-premises component of hybrid clouds. It also sees container-oriented computing, and the Kubernetes container cluster scheduling and management tool, as the second key trend for the future of computing in the enterprise.


“OpenStack is a platform that frees users to run proven technologies like VMs as well as new technologies like containers,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “With Google committing unequaled container and container management engineering expertise to our community, the deployment of containers via proven orchestration engines like Kubernetes will accelerate rapidly. OpenStack continues to set itself apart as the single open source cloud platform for the widest diversity of workloads, all supported by one environment with one control plane, one API, one dashboard.”

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2015/07/Containers-Private-Cloud-Google-Sponsors-OpenStack-Foundation.html

Google Container Engine Enters Beta Along with Container Registry



Google Container Engine entered public beta and the new Google Container Registry became generally available. Google Container Engine, based on the Kubernetes open source container orchestration system, provides tools for setting-up and managing a cluster of containers. Container Engine supports the common Docker container format. Google also announced pricing for once the free beta period is over: standard clusters that run up to 100 virtual...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Launching Open.ConvergeDigest.com -- An Open Networking Showcase

by James E. Carroll

We're pleased to announce the launch of our mini-website on Open Networking.

This sub-domain of the Converge! Digest site showcases top ideas and technology demonstrations related to SDN, NFV, Open Stack, Open Daylight, Open Flow, ONOS, OPNFV, Open vSwitch, Open Computer and other open source efforts aimed at making networking more agile, programmable, scalable and lower cost.

Our series kicks off with short videos from top insiders sharing their views on how Open Networking initiatives are changing the course of the industry:





Got an idea for this series?  Please contact Jim Carroll 

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