AWS re:Invent – what to expect

While I am planning on catching up all AWS re:Invent 2016 excitement via live stream, here are the themes I expect to see AWS addressing this week Enterprise I expect AWS to make more intentional efforts to reach out to enterprise segment of customers – through new marquee customer success stories, messaging, language or making[…]

OpenStack is Boring! And it’s good for customers

As someone who has been covering OpenStack since its early days, the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona was one of the most attended OpenStack summits and a markedly different one from earlier summits. While some of the adjectives such as mature, secure, inter operable, reliable resonated among observers, key adjective that struck to me was ‘Boring‘. And here[…]

[Briefing] Mirantis Enables OpenStack on Kubernetes

[Originally posted at DZone Cloud Zone] Mirantis’ recent announcement on enabling OpenStack on Kubernetes created a lot of buzz, with opinions ranging from controversial to capitulation. We had an opportunity to chat with Boris Renski, Co-Founder/ CMO of Mirantis. Here is our take. What is new? In a typical OpenStack deployment, OpenStack services (such as Compute, Storage, Networking, Identity, etc.) are installed[…]

OpenStack Tokyo Summit Proposals, please vote!

Continuing our tradition of speaking at the OpenStack Summits on topics that help customers to learn more about business needs, challenges, and best practices while adopting OpenStack, we have submitted following proposals for the upcoming Tokyo Summit: Navigating OpenStack Ecosystem (along with Seth Fox of Solinea) Seth and I have been presenting an overview of the[…]

OpenStack Startup Series #2 – StorPool

Introduction StorPool, a distributed storage startup is next in our podcast series on OpenStack startups.  StorPool was founded in 2011 by Boyan Ivanov, Boyan Krosnov and Yanko Yankulov with the goal of enabling simpler, cheaper and efficient storage on commodity servers. StorPool is head quartered with most of its employees in Bulgaria and offices presence in US and UK.[…]

OpenStack Paris Summit 2014 – Talks/ Panels from Cloud Don

OpenStack Summit 2014 in Paris has been the largest summit so far, with more than 4600 attendees! I have been doing what I do at the summits – talk to different personas. After donning the Analyst hat, I will be wearing my developer hat for the next two days to look at what’s next for[…]

What’s HP’s Cloud Strategy? Part 2: A quick SWOT Analysis

Disclaimer: I was one of the invited bloggers attending HP Discover 2014 with T&E taken care of by HP. HP DIDN’T pay for this blog post.Please note that all these are based on public data and no speculations or use of any confidential data here. In my previous post, we saw a quick intro to HP Helion[…]

What’s HP’s Cloud Strategy? Part 1: HP Helion Overview

HP’s re-branded cloud offerings – HP Helion and HP Helion OpenStack were the top things I was looking for at the HP Discover 2014 early this month. Here is what I learnt, and it didn’t disappoint. HP Helion Portfolio HP re-branded its entire cloud portfolio as HP Helion. HP Helion consists of the entire stack of hardware, software and[…]

OpenStack Marketplace – Review

One of the interesting announcements during the Atlanta Summit was the launch of OpenStack Marketplace. OpenStack Marketplace provides necessary details that help you to make an informed decision in choosing the tools/ resources for your OpenStack cloud. I am a firm believer of  open, transparent markets and am happy to see such an effort for[…]

Blog Series: Enterprise Applications on OpenStack #1: Paypal

I have proposed a panel talk for the upcoming OpenStack Summit on running Enterprise Applications on OpenStack clouds. Towards that discussion, I thought it would be great to highlight some of the known enterprise application use cases. Please note that this will contain only published or publicly available information. If you want to have your[…]