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Swisscom Guides Customers into the Digital Age with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Swisscom has selected Red Hat as its technology partner to help the company deliver a modern, agile, and highly scalable cloud platform. Deploying Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Virtualization as the basis of its new cloud infrastructure, […]

VMware: Tired of Waiting? Deploy OpenStack in 15 Minutes or Less

Deploying OpenStack challenges even the most seasoned, skilled IT organizations. With integrations, configurations, testing, re-testing, stress testing and more. For many, deploying OpenStack appears as an IT ‘Science Project’, wherein the light at the end of the tunnel dims with each passing month. VMware Integrated OpenStack takes a different approach, reducing the redundancies and confusion […]

VMware: Building Solutions for IBM Power Systems Infrastructure with vRealize Automation 7.1

Last week we showed how to configure vRealize Automation to provision AIX, Linux, and IBM i LPARs for IBM PowerVM using PowerVC enabled by OpenStack, the questions come rolling in.  What can I do with that Infrastructure?  How do I customize it?  How do I apply IBM’s 250+ Cloud Builder Patterns?  vRealize Automation makes this all […]

The hidden costs of Public Cloud Providers: The risk of not getting Azure right in the Enterprise

Last year was the year of the Openstack. People talked about it, they deployed it, they tested it, and they had grandiose plans on rolling it into production. Few in my experience succeeded on schedule or without technical challenges and difficulties in skill-set gaps on their teams. While this is still being leveraged in many […]

NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN Delivers Software-Defined Hyper-Convergence Solution with File Services

Nexenta (@Nexenta(link is external)), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced its participation in the VMware Ready for vSAN program. Within Nexenta’s VMworld® Europe(link is external) booth #S105, Nexenta will showcase NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN, providing NFS and SMB file services for VMware Virtual SAN™ environments. VMware Virtual SAN powers the […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 10/15/16

VMware App Volumes Exclusions added to AppStack snapvol.cfg files are not excluded from Writable Volumes (2146963) Date Published: 10/14/2016 VMware ESXi Security profile page on the vSphere Web Client shows the CIM Server service as Stopped even when it is running (2147259) Date Published: 10/12/2016 FalconStor FreeStor Metro Storage Solution (2147324) Date Published: 10/13/2016 ESXi […]

It’s Newton Time! OpenStack Achieves Another Release Milestone – Part 2

We covered a bit of the operational docs in our first article, but this is a chance to tap into a few of the actual technical features that have landed in Newton.  There are also some serious improvements in existing parts of the ecosystem which pack more reliability and resiliency into the infrastructure. With what […]

Citrix: Easy Deployments of XenServer and OpenStack Mitaka

Following on from the plug-in built for previous versions of Mirantis OpenStack, we’re thrilled that the plug-in written for Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 has now been certified and is available from the validated solutions catalog!The combination of Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 and Citrix XenServer brings some great features and ease of use: Support for OpenStack Mitaka release […]

Full Stack Automation with Ansible and OpenStack

Red Hat
Ansible offers great flexibility. Because of this the community has figured out many useful ways to leverage Ansible modules and playbook structures to automate frequent operations on multiple layers, including using it with OpenStack. In this blog we’ll cover the many use-cases for Ansible, the most popular automation software, with OpenStack, the most popular cloud infrastructure […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 10/08/16

VMware ESXi Adding a netstack instance sub-profile from Host Profiles User Interface (UI) fails in VMware ESXi 5.5.x and 6.0.x (2144970) Date Published: 10/7/2016 Disabling Hardware Accelerated Locking (ATS) in ESXi (2146451) Date Published: 10/4/2016 VMware Horizon  Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) does not work on Surface 4 Pro (2144198) Date Published: 10/4/2016 Spectrum (afterimage) appears on […]

Private Clouds – Cost Considerations of Proprietary vs OpenStack Distributions

HP Enterprise
In the sixth part of this Hybrid cloud economics blog series, I discussed when you may want to create an in-depth TCO comparison between public cloud and private cloud alternatives to make better informed decisions. In this seventh part of the series, I will take an even closer look at the economic considerations proprietary versus […]

Delivering enterprise capable OpenStack clouds

The Dell EMC Validated Solutions Organization is pleased to introduce the jointly engineered Dell EMC Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solution based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 9, available in early November. This offering continues to deliver on our commitment to be first to market with Red Hat OpenStack software releases and to provide an […]

How to improve VM creation time with HPE Helion CloudSystem in an OpenStack Environment

HP Enterprise
In Helion CloudSystem, when large number of computes are registered to cloud (>10 computes), the Virtual machine boot time may degrade when there are large number of concurrent requests. This is because virtual machine provisioning gets scheduled in the hypervisors in stacking mode by default. In stacking mode, VMs are provisioned in set of 5 […]

VMware: Apples To Oranges – Why vSphere & VIO are Best Bests for OpenStack Adoption

OpenStack doesn’t mandate defaults for compute, network and storage, which frees you to select the best technology. For many VMware customers, the best choice will be vSphere to provide OpenStack Nova compute capabilities. It is commonly asserted that KVM is the only hypervisor to use in an OpenStack deployment. Yet every significant commercial OpenStack distro […]