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QuBell Blog: DevOps Hierarchy Of Needs By Stan Klimoff People often ask how Qubell is different from Chef, Puppet, OpenShift, Docker, Heat, Ansible, Mesos, Kubernetes or some other hip product du jour. Like any comparison of apples to oranges, the answer involves a surprisingly deep investigation into botanical conventions, differences between cultivars and species, and even a venture into dangerous waters of “what is fruit, really?”. Intellectually stimulating, but not that useful from the nutritional standpoint. However, over time it became clear that it is much easier to phrase the question differently. The right question is “I got Chef/Puppet/etc, what’s next?” So I raise you the following model (dibs on the name “Klimow’s Pyramid”): [continued] Learn more about Qubell An Exclusive Interview with Stan Klimoff SYS-CON Events announced today that Qubell has been named... (more)

OpenStack Keeps VMware Waiting

VMware, Intel and NEC are still waiting to hear if their applications to join the open source OpenStack Foundation as dues-paying Gold members have been accepted. VMware’s surprise application is considered a particular coup for the fledgling organization since it was positioned as OpenStack’s proprietary opposition. The foundation reportedly ran out of time at its first board meeting last week and although it ran seven hours the applications were last on its agenda and so it might take until its next meeting in mid-October for the applications to be cleared. It is unclear what VMware intends to do in OpenStack. Its new $1.2 Nicira acquisition is already a member and is working on Quantum, the virtual networking component for OpenStack. Whether VMware will ultimately provide interoperability between its stuff and OpenStack cloud platform is the question. The mee... (more)

Red Hat Introduces JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1

Red Hat has announced the availability of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, which includes new extensions for data services integration. JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1, a superset of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, is an open source data virtualization and integration platform that includes tools to create data services out of multiple data stores with different formats, presenting information to applications and business processes in an easy-to-use service. 
These data services become reusable assets across the enterprise. We're beginning to see a real marketplace for open source-based integration and middleware, and in many ways the open source versions are advancing the value and variety of these services beyond where the commercial products can quickly tread. The advantages of community development and open source sharing really shine when multipl... (more)

VMware + Nicira = VMware NSX

In the name of the software-defined data center VMware says it's going to merge its vCloud Networking and Security product line with Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) and come out with a single product family based on common technology. It'll be called VMware NSX and should launch some time in the second half. The widgetry is supposed to represent the "full potential of network virtualization by working across VMware and non-VMware hypervisors and cloud management systems, as well as any underlying networking hardware." NSX is also supposed to provide an open framework for integrating ecosystem services for networking and security. VMware says by virtualizing the network, NSX will let customers accelerate application deployment, lower capital and operational costs and transform network operations in a non-disruptive manner. The stuff is supposed to work ... (more)

WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo Agenda Announced

Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Registration for  the First International WebRTC Summit (@WebRTCSummit) is now open. WebRTC Summit will take place Nov 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5." Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home A survey by TokBox found that the WebRTC adoption rate among small organizations is growing quickly where over 25% of developers say it is important for their work. WebRTC Summit will feature two full days of technical... (more)

Convirture Announces Webinar: Building the Hybrid Cloud with VMware and Amazon EC2

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE SAN MATEO, Calif. - Convirture announces a free webinar on Thursday, November 14, 2013, that will show how to manage VMware and Amazon infrastructure from a single platform, and deliver responsive new hybrid-cloud services. “Often we encounter situations where enterprise IT organizations have invested in data centers using VMware, then discover that their business units have independently adopted Amazon EC2,” said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Convirture. “These loosely managed – and sometimes unmanaged – AWS resources outside of IT sometimes lead to financial surprises or security issues. Rather than fight this approach, we feel there is an opportunity to bring these best-of-breed platforms together to offer hybrid cloud services that deliver new capabilities.” The webinar will cover: Managing VMware and Amazon infrastruct... (more)

Best Practices for Managing Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure

Convirture is doing a series of seven webinars on best practices for managing virtualization and cloud infrastructure that will take place every two weeks and extend through May. The free webinars address some of the most common and challenging use cases facing data center operators today. The first webinar is scheduled Thursday, March 6 and addresses the issue of bill shock experienced by some enterprises that are discovering multiple Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts, or multiple users sharing a single AWS account, or some combination of both. "We've heard over and over that they don't know who is using what services, how much is being used, and what its costing the organization as a whole," said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Convirture. "In many cases, business units - and not the information technology (IT) department - signed up to use Amazon computing resources." T... (more)

Unix Copyrights Will Remain with Novell

It took Novell more than two days after the announcement that it's being bought for its chief marketing officer John Dragoon to say on the company's web site that Novell's Unix copyrights will stay with Novell. God knows it wasn't answering the phone. What Dragoon says still means control passes to Attachmate's owners and it is still unclear what control Microsoft has over them - considering the acquisition seems to have Microsoft's fingerprints all over it - or how interested Attachmate might be in preserving those rights against SCO, whose case still exists. Oral argument in its appeal of the jury decision award Unix ownership to Novell will be heard January 20. ... (more)

Convirture Collaborates with Eucalyptus Systems for Private Clouds

Convirture, maker of Linux and open source-based virtualization management software, has partnered with Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the leading independent private cloud platform, to deliver enterprise-grade private cloud management capabilities to Eucalyptus users and customers. The agreement calls for the two companies to work together to integrate ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise with Eucalyptus open source software and Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) , as well as cooperate on sales, marketing and support activities. As open source-based private clouds become more widely deployed in enterprise data centers, the need increases for a sophisticated management toolset. ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise provides Eucalyptus private cloud users with management capabilities that were previously only available on closed-source products. ConVirt software manages virtual and private-c... (more)

Managing Complexity: The Next Great Frontier for Cloud Computing

Managing the complexities of physical and virtual computing assets, plus public, private and hybrid clouds will be the topic of a session by Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Convirture, at the Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California, next week. "Managing Complexity: The Next Great Frontier for Cloud Computing" will cover the transition from virtual to cloud computing, along with managing the mix of physical, virtual and cloud resources. The session is Thursday, November 10 at 2:45 p.m. Farooq founded Convirture in 2007 to help organizations effectively manage open source virtualization platforms. Cloud Expo Silicon Valley takes place in Santa Clara from November 7-10 and is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees. "Because cloud computing brings potential issues such as complexity, fragmentation and workload management, IT managers need a unified way to manage everythin... (more)

Vyatta Introduces Software Forwarding Plane for Datacenter Scale

"Vyatta is delivering a next-generation distributed software networking environment that is capable of an order of magnitude better performance than our previous generation software on the same off-the-shelf hardware," saidRobert Bays, CTO of Vyatta. On Tuesday Vyatta introduced Vyatta vPlane technology, a highly scalable forwarding plane for next-generation enterprise and cloud network designs. Delivering a combination of speed and flexible deployment models, Vyatta vPlane's fast-path architecture is poised to improve the cost and capabilities of networks for virtualized datacenters. The migration of mission-critical enterprise applications to virtualized environments is producing a perfect storm of networking challenges. The resulting application density and multi-tenancy environments are creating traffic patterns that traditional Layer 3 infrastructure is ill-eq... (more)