OpenStack

See the following -

IO Launches An OpenStack Cloud Running On Open Source Servers

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | January 28, 2014

IO, which is known for its modular data center designs and specialized data center management software, is getting into the cloud provider space with a new service called IO.Cloud. It’s very open at the foundational level, at least, running OpenStack software on Open Compute hardware. Read More »

Is Open Source The Key To Innovation?

Harish Pillay | ZD Net | August 6, 2014

...That is the question that open source initiatives are seeking to answer as they aim to forever change how we businesses think about technology and collaboration. Without open source, many of today’s top technology initiatives – from cloud computing to big data and mobile – would simply not exist as we know them...

Read More »

Is OpenStack the New Linux?

Oliver Rist | InfoWorld | June 7, 2012

As with the early days of Linux, the buzz around OpenStack has risen to a roar, with thousands of community members flocking to conferences from Paris to Seoul. The level of interest and growth is phenomenal.
Read More »

Is the Grace Hopper Open Source Day 2015 a Turning Point for Open Health and Humanitarian Open Source Projects?

One of the most significant efforts to help open health and humanitarian open source apps seen to date will be taking place tomorrow in Houston, Texas. The event is the Open Source Day 2015, part of the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) a conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. The full-day Code-A-Thon is focused on “coding for humanitarian causes in a dynamic, collaborative environment.” This day will give “women from around the world the chance to learn how to contribute to the open source community, regardless of their skill or experience level.”

Read More »

Jim Zemlin: 2014-The Open Source Tipping Point

For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. Especially for the infrastructure software used for scale-out computing, open source is the de facto choice; in fact, it’s virtually impossible to find examples of scale-out infrastructure that is not open source. Read More »

Kogan Sold On OpenStack Cloud

Rohan Pearce | Computerworld | July 8, 2013

The retailer is using Rackspace's OpenStack-based Hybrid Cloud offering to drive its online operations Read More »

Lessons From AWS Part II: Is Open Source Lock-In Better?

Gabriel Lowy | Tech-Tonics | June 15, 2013

In Part I, I drew comparisons between AWS and Walmart, and emphasized differentiation as the key component to compete with the 800-pound cloud gorilla.  For over a decade, I have held that open source is the antidote to vendor lock-in and dis-innovation.  In Part II, I maintain that advocacy, but with a caveat... Read More »

Lessons from AWS Part III: Consumer Platform Drives Cloud Lead

Gabriel Lowy | Tech-Tonics | June 24, 2013

There has been a lot of discussion, including Part I of this series, about Amazon’s relentless leverage of scale to drive down pricing in cloud services.  What is much less talked about is how its consumer platform drives its cloud leadership. Read More »

Lessons Learned for Building an Open Company with Transparent Collaboration

In the first part of this two-part series, Building a business on a solid open source model, I described how an open source business needs to provide a solid ground for all stakeholders, users, contributors, employees, customers, and of course investors. Foundations, licenses, and trademarks can be helpful in building an open ecosystem. Open source communities need supporting organizations to work transparently, otherwise there are barriers to contribution. Code might be public, but code dumps (like Google tends to do with Android) don't always facilitate collaboration. To encourage collaboration, you must go one step further and be proactive...

Linux Foundation To Host CloudOpen To Mitigate Open Source Cloud War

Paula Rooney | ZDNet | April 25, 2012

The Linux Foundation will host CloudOpen later this summer for backers and supporters of OpenStack, CloudStack and other open source cloud related projects. It will run parallel with LinuxCon NA in late August in San Diego. Read More »

NASA and OpenStack Not Lost in Space — or in the Cloud

David M. Fishman | Mirantis | June 29, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, just before GigaOM Structure (the cloud equivalent of short Indian Wedding), Twitter and the headlines rang out with the news that NASA, home of the space program, the Apollo moonshot, the International Space Station, and the space shuttles, was retiring yet another of its signature innovations: OpenStack. Read More »

NASA Cloud Storefront to Offer Scientists Range of Services

Rutrell Yasin | Government Computer News | November 9, 2011

NASA is working on a cloud "storefront" that will give the agency’s scientists and engineers access to the computing resources and services they require regardless of their IT environment. NASA Goddard’s computing environment ranges from desktops to high-performance computers, and the challenge for NASA officials is how to fit cloud computing into this range of environments, according to A Read More »

NASA Cloud Update, OpenStack and Open Source with Ames CIO Ray O’Brien

Staff Writer | FedScoop Radio | June 13, 2012

NASA Ames Chief Information Officer Ray O’Brien joins us to discuss NASA’s development role with OpenStack and related announcements, NASA Nebula, open source software and NASA’s future role as a “smart consumer” of commercial cloud computing services.

Read More »

NASA IG Reports Fundamental Challenges With Agency’s Cloud Adoption

Kyra Fussell | GovWin Network | August 13, 2013

As a pioneer in cloud computing, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) established its Nebula cloud computing data center at Ames Research Center in 2009. Despite the agency’s position as an early adopter of cloud technology, a recent report from NASA’s Inspector General (IG) highlights fundamental governance and risk management issues that will impair the effectiveness of future cloud efforts. Read More »

NASA open government team broadens focus to innovation

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | January 28, 2013

In true startup fashion, NASA’s open government team has mastered the art of the government “pivot.”  Popularized by “The Lean Startup“ author Eric Ries, the concept of the pivot centers around an organization’s ability to adapt its focus based on the realization of new market potential or service need. Read More »