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 User Survey April 2016 – Good, Bad and Ugly

Introduction April 2016 edition of OpenStack User Survey results are out, with largest participation by far and more insights and analysis than previous editions. Here is my take. Good POC to Production Conversion User surveys show that more POCs are moving to production. 65% of users have reported OpenStack deployments in production, while in previous edition, 59% of users[…]

OpenStack Distributions – A Comparative Analysis

TL;DR Download Report here Introduction If you are an OpenStack customer or if you are evaluating OpenStack, you have so many options to consume OpenStack. If you are taking the on-premise route, your first order of question would be which distribution/ vendor to choose. This first of its kind report aims to help you with that.[…]

OpenStack 2016 – What To Expect?

I am not a big fan of annual predictions or self-applauding score keeping (though I admit there is some kick :)). This blog post summarizes highlights of 2015 and lists what I expect to happen in 2016 in OpenStack land. OpenStack 2015 Highlights defacto Private Cloud OpenStack continued its momentum as a private cloud platform, establishing itself[…]

OpenStack Day Seattle 2015 – from Inception to Reality

[Cross posted from] Thank you for supporting us in making this event successful! This blog post walks through the entire process of making it happen, along with some interesting feedback. Though many had credited me (Sriram) for pulling this off ‘single-handedly’, you will see that it is not just one person behind this. All credit goes[…]

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 Ecosystem Mapped

[Given how dynamic the OpenStack ecosystem is, we knew that we need to update the mapping often. With the acquisition news around Blue Box and Piston Cloud today, we had to do it sooner than expected. Congratulations!] Download the whitepaper here: Mapping OpenStack EcoSystem   OpenStack ecosystem is a vibrant, diverse, ever evolving one with[…]

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.[…]