Service Resiliency Doesn’t Always Mean “HA” or “Cluster”

At the OpenStack Summit in San Diego last October, Dan Sneddon and I took the stage to dispel the notion that building a robust system automatically means “HA-mmers” or “cluster.” In fact, we made the point that the only way to build availability into elastic cloud deployments is to embrace alternative redundancy patterns with tools available in OpenStack. We then … Continue reading

OpenNebula 4.0 Beta is out for testing!

March 26th, 2013. The project has come a long way since the first “technology preview” of OpenNebula five years ago. During these years we’ve witnessed the rise and hype of the Cloud, the birth and decline of several virtualization technologies, but specially the encouraging and exciting growth of OpenNebula; both as a technology and as an active and engaged community. … Continue reading

Apache CloudStack Weekly News – 25 March 2013

Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator! The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) board met on Wednesday (March 20) and voted in favor of the project's graduation from the incubator. The official announcement was released on Monday, March 25, 2013. Of course, that's not all that's happened. in the past week. Work on the 4.1.0 release continues, with the first … Continue reading

State of the Q – ZeroMQ in OpenStack Grizzly

The ZeroMQ messaging driver for OpenStack, as an alternative to RabbitMQ and Qpid, was made available as an RPC plugin for Essex and officially introduced to OpenStack with the Folsom release. Since then, we have deployed the driver at scale and have found bugs, we’ve reported them, and we’ve fixed them. Grizzly includes these fixes and some may make it … Continue reading

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack Has Become A Top-Level Project

Mature, open source turn-key platform for delivering scalable, full-featured Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. Forest Hill, MD – 25 March 2013 The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 open source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community … Continue reading

Amazon EC2 – Auto Scaling per gestione performance

Nel precedente articolo dedicato ad Amazon EC2, abbiamo visto il servizio di Elastic Load Balancer, il quale provvede solo a bilanciare il traffico tra un numero di istanze ben preciso, infatti non prende nessuna iniziativa sull’avvio di nuovi server o sulla chiusura di altri. Per questa funzionalità bisogna utilizzare il servizio di Auto Scaling, il quale in base a dei … Continue reading

inovex Announces New Services to Help Companies Build OpenNebula Clouds

inovex GmbH has just announced its partnership with C12G Labs to support the deployment and operation of OpenNebula-based enterprise cloud infrastructures, and the automation and migration of legacy systems. With OpenNebula as their software platform, inovex experts can set up cloud infrastructures very quickly and operate them efficiently. inovex is particularly qualified to use OpenNebula in an enterprise environment. inovex has many years of experience … Continue reading

Apache CloudStack Weekly News – 18 March 2013

Big news this week: Apache CloudStack has passed major milestones towards graduation, major progress on bugs against 4.1.0, discussions about integrating the Palo Alto firewall with CloudStack, and getting Eclipse and Maven to play nice for developers. Some interesting posts from members of the Apache CloudStack community as well. Want to keep reading the CloudStack Weekly News? See the next … Continue reading

Amazon EC2 – Bilanciamento automatico del traffico

In questo articolo affronteremo un’argomento che personalmente ritengo uno dei più affascinanti dell’architettura di Amazon EC2, il bilanciamento del traffico. In realtà per essere preciso avrei dovuto parlare di gestione del carico di lavoro, in quanto la gestione del traffico ne è una sola parte, infatti per avere una scalabilità completa dovremmo bilanciare il traffico, avviare un numero di server … Continue reading