IaaS-based OpenStack Provider, City Network, Expands to the Middle East

City Network, a European provider of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) based on OpenStack headquartered in Sweden, has launched its public cloud service, City Cloud in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, thus moving into the Middle East and adding another yet another region to its offer. As in other parts of the world, customers to City Cloud can purchase server and storage capacity as needed and pay for the capacity they use. They can choose … [Read more...]

Forrester Research: OpenStack’s Global Traction Expands

OpenStack has “grown into a de facto standard platform for the private cloud market and now serves as the foundation for public clouds, particularly in Europe and China, according to a newly released Forrester Research Report titled, ‘OpenStack's Global Traction Expands For Its Newton Release.’ The December 2016 report analyzes the state of OpenStack at the time of the October 2016 Barcelona Summit, which was convened to showcase Newton - the … [Read more...]

451 Research: OpenStack Revenues to Grow at a 35% CAGR and Exceed $5 Billion by 2020

451 Research has published its latest findings about OpenStack. In the most rigorous analysis of its kind, 451 Research’s Market Monitor service expects revenue from OpenStack business models to exceed $5 billion by 2020 and grow at a 35% CAGR. To date, OpenStack-based revenue has been overwhelmingly from service providers offering multi-tenant IaaS, but the latest research indicates that private cloud revenue will exceed public cloud by 2019. … [Read more...]

PLUMgrid Unveils CloudSecure to Fortify Security for Containers and OpenStack Clouds

PLUMgrid, a provider of secured and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for containers and OpenStack cloud environments, has announced CloudSecure with the upcoming release of PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) 6.0 and CloudApex 2.0 - to deliver a comprehensive security solution. Building on its micro-segmentation and security service insertion technologies, PLUMgrid re-enforced its security solution with new policy-based virtual tap, monitoring … [Read more...]

QTS and Canonical Announce the Launch of Their Private, Fully Managed OpenStack Cloud

QTS and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu - the operating system for container cloud, scale out, and hyperscale computing, have announced the launch of their private, fully managed OpenStack cloud solution available from any of QTS' geographically diverse and highly secure data centers in mid-September. Built on the OpenStack distribution, Ubuntu OpenStack, while using Canonical's application modeling service Juju as well as Canonical's … [Read more...]

Mirantis Collaborates With Intel and Google to Enable OpenStack on Kubernetes

Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack cloud company, has announced a collaboration with Google and Intel to evolve the architecture of the purpose-built lifecycle management tool for OpenStack, Fuel, and related OpenStack projects, to enable for use of Kubernetes as its underlying orchestration engine. Mirantis, Intel and Google will work with the OpenStack community to package OpenStack into Docker containers to be managed by Kubernetes. The … [Read more...]

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Featuring New ‘Snap’ Package Format and LXD Pure-Container Hypervisor

Canonical has released Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - featuring the new ‘snap’ package format and LXD pure-container hypervisor. The latest version of this Linux platform used across desktop, IoT and cloud computing, would enable faster and simpler software delivery and operations. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS introduces a new application format, the ‘snap,’ which can be installed alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably … [Read more...]

CoreOS Collaborates with Intel to Deploy and Manage OpenStack with Kubernetes

CoreOS has announced a technical collaboration with Intel to deploy and manage OpenStack - open source software for building clouds - with Kubernetes, an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of applications. CoreOS and Intel will integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack into a single open source software-defined infrastructure (SDI) stack. The collaboration would benefit both the Kubernetes and OpenStack communities … [Read more...]

Platform9 Launches Multi-Region Support for VMware and KVM Private Clouds

Platform9, a private cloud provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has announced that its Managed OpenStack solution now gives enterprise IT the ability to segment and manage distributed data center ‘regions’ from a single pane of glass. With this release, customers can define their own regions to reflect physical or logical boundaries. For example, data centers that are located in different geographical locations, support different … [Read more...]

OpenStack Cloud Provider Mirantis Expands Leadership Bench With CFO, COO and other Key Executive Hires

Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack cloud provider, has announced an expansion of its executive team with several key hires including a new COO and CFO. The OpenStack cloud company closed 2015 with record sales, including 127 enterprise customers in production deployments across financial, telecommunications, media, and retail sectors. The expansion of the executive team follows a pivotal year for cloud provider Mirantis. The company announced a … [Read more...]