The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack, Part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of this series I introduced the core ideas around defining the requirements and then discussed the first four.  Today we’ll discuss the final two requirements and tie it all together. Onwards and upwards! Requirement #5 – Scalable, Elastic, and Performant Enterprise-grade has to mean something. In the past, enterprise-grade related to a certain quality … Continue reading

The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack, Part 2

In part 1 of this series earlier this week, I introduced The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack.  Today, I’m going to dig into the next two major requirements: Open Architectures and Hybrid Cloud Interoperability. Let’s get started. Requirement #3 – Open Architectures & Reducing Vendor Lock-in We already covered building a robust control plane and cloud management system. One of … Continue reading

The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack, Part 1

Introduction OpenStack is an amazing foundation for building an enterprise-grade private cloud. The great OpenStack promise is to be the cloud operating system kernel of a new generation. Unfortunately, OpenStack is not a complete cloud operating system, and while it might become one over time, it’s probably best to look at OpenStack as a kernel, not an OS. [1] In … Continue reading

TM Forum Launches API Zone Featuring Suite of End-to-End Digital Services Management APIs

TM Forum, a global trade association that focuses on the digital economy, has just announced the launch of the TM Forum API Zone, featuring a suite of REST-based APIs designed to provide management functionality for end-to-end digital services. These new digital services management APIs were tested and integrated into a variety of apps at the 2013 TM Forum Digital Disruption … Continue reading

New Code Contribution Processes for OpenNebula

OpenNebula is an awesome cloud manager because of  great contributions made to it by community members like you. This is the reason why one of the most important discussions in the Open Session of our first OpenNebulaConf in Berlin was focused on bringing more visibility to the different ways you can help with in the development of OpenNebula. We have used this feedback … Continue reading

Canonical wants to make OpenStack less of a pain to deploy with Ubuntu Server 13.10

Canonical will release version 13.10 of Ubuntu Server in a week’s time, not coincidentally in sync with the release of Havana, the latest version of OpenStack. Yes, Ubuntu is delving ever deeper into the cloud market, and as per usual the new iteration will attempt to make it easier than ever before for an enterprise or service provider to deploy … Continue reading

OpenNebula Newsletter – October 2013

Belated due to the OpenNebulaConf, here’s our monthly newsletter, with the main news from the last month, including what you can expect in the coming months. Technology The OpenNebula team is readying the next release, OpenNebula 4.4. We can advance cool features like support for multiple system datastores, improved Open vSwitch integration, better xmlrpc concurrency, support for IP reservations and … Continue reading

API Design is Stuck in 2008

Leonard Richardson is the author, with Mike Amundsen, of RESTful Web APIs (O’Reilly). In 2007, Sam Ruby and I wrote “RESTful Web Services”, the first book-length treatment of API design. The book came out just as web-based software integration really started to catch on, and I like to think it contributed in some small way to the explosion of RESTful … Continue reading

PaaS Standards: Standardize On What?

Introduction Standardization is a natural process in any technological evolution and it helps enterprises in terms of quality control, repeatability, interoperability, etc.. As we move into the cloud based world, with large scale automation, standardization becomes even more important. Typically, open source makes standardization much easier. However, there is a strong belief in the industry that an open source PaaS … Continue reading

Kiuwan API Enables Programmatic Access to Software Quality Control

Kiuwan, cloud based software measuring and analysis solution, has announced the Kiuwan API. Through the API, users can continuously monitor the quality of software applications. With increased quality and performance, businesses can increase efficiency and productivity while lowering cost. Img Credit: kiuwan.com Kiuwan is an Optimyth Software brand. Optimyth CEO, Jesus Martin, commented: “Interoperability is a key success factor for … Continue reading