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

Today in APIs: Mapbox adds Smart Directions, and 3 New APIs

Mapbox adds a new navigation service for apps. Cloudwords releases APIs and new machine translation capability. Plus: Convergence Innovation competition winners, CA Technologies simplifies enterprise cloud and mobile delivery, and 3 new APIs. Mapbox Launches Smart Directions to Compete with Google Maps Mapbox has just released Smart Directions, a tool for developers to add detail to maps like terrain, places … Continue reading

Developers Emerge as Kingmakers of IT in the Cloud Era

While there’s no doubt that the influence of developers has never been greater, a debate is starting to emerge concerning how much power developers now wield across the enterprise. At the Red Hat 2014 Summit last week, Deepak Advani, IBM general manager for cloud and smarter infrastructure, told attendees that developers are now the kingmakers of enterprise IT. To back … Continue reading

The Top Three Things To Bookmark for the Juno Summit

I can’t believe that it’s less than a month before the the upcoming Juno Summit.  As you start putting together your plans for the Summit, I wanted to highlight some items to look forward to from the Cloudscaling team. #1: Four Cloudscaling sessions have been selected for the Summit. We appreciate the explicit endorsement from the community – the topics reflect … Continue reading

40 Identity APIs: Animetrics, Instantor and Qwerly

Our API directory now includes 40 identity APIs. The newest is the Instantor API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google OpenID API. We list 10 Google OpenID mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of identity APIs. In terms of the technical details, REST and JSON lead the way. … Continue reading