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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)

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 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)

Management Software for Linux Virtualization Made Available

Convirture has released ConVirt Enterprise Cloud - software that manages virtualized datacenters and cloud deployments built on KVM and Xen virtual machines. ConVirt Enterprise Cloud provides a set of sophisticated tools capable of managing an entire virtual and cloud infrastructure from a single console, including private clouds, hybrid clouds, traditional virtual machines as well as public cloud resources such as Amazon EC2. "As we developed this product and worked with our beta customers, we kept hearing the same thing again and again: customers are concerned about the potential for complexity, fragmentation and workload management issues that come with adding cloud resources," said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Convirture. "Until now, users of KVM and Xen did not have a management layer that provides a unified means of viewing and managing their entire traditional, v... (more)

Red Hat Drops

Red Hat, still feeding for the moment off the shift from Unix to Linux, fell better than 4.8% evening out at $55.90 after-hours Monday when it said its fiscal Q2 earnings were down year-on-year because of investments and acquisition-related expenses. It cleared 28 cents a share, when 29 cents was expected, although sales were up 15% to $322.6 million. Subscription revenue was up 17% to $279 million. Billings grew 15% lagging the 16% reported in Q1. It did $43.8 million on training and other services, up 1.8%. Red Hat said costs related to Gluster, its bought-in storage product, increased expenses, as did two small acquisitions. Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens keynoting at 2nd International Cloud Expo in 2008 Operating expenses were $224.7 million, up more than 23%. The acquisitions reduced EPS by a penny. Deferred revenue was up 25% to $813 million. Red Hat said its fisca... (more)

Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail By @MRHinkle | @CloudExpo [@CitrixCloud]

CloudOpen 2014 – Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail Here’s the presentation I gave at the Linux Foundation’s CloudOpen in Dusseldorf on October 13, 2014 titled Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’t that easy but then again not all clouds are the same and tastes may vary. This talk will discuss how the varying open source technologies like OpenStack, Docker, LXC and others can be mixed together to make something that appeals to the needs of a wide variety of users. There’s also no problem in abstaining from building your own cloud but still benefiting from the open source tooling to maximize the benefits of the public cloud. Slide deck here ... (more)

Red Hat’s KVM Virtualization Steals Spotlight

Red Hat Session at Cloud Expo IBM has launched a new service that lets outside enterprises indulge in software development and testing on its Cloud Platform. IBM currently hosts services on the web like Lotus Live along with a Private cloud option that it launched in 2009. Since then it has steadily expanded its cloud portfolio to include hosted test environments, storage and other associated services. Now along with Product testing and development, IBM is targeting the whole Infrastructure space offered as a service on the cloud (IAAS). Big Blue has clearly ventured into commercial Public cloud terrain complete with a Partner ecosystem like Amazon EC2’s.  Its channel partners will be able to build their services over IBM’s cloud allowing it to offer a suite of web based Software applications. The new offering comes with support for Linux via Red Hat Enterprise Linu... (more)

IGEL adds VDI Clients for Open-Source SPICE and VMware View

Reading, UK, October 12, 2010: German thin client manufacturer, IGEL Technology, today became the first company in its sector to integrate the open-source software client SPICE into its Linux operating system for its Universal Desktop thin client range. With the SPICE client, IGEL customers who already use Linux at their server level can now provision high-performance virtual desktops with different guest systems. For instance, SPICE can be deployed within the Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops solution in order to virtualize Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional, Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In addition to SPICE, IGEL's latest update to its Linux operating system also includes the brand-new software client for VDI solutions VMware View™ 4.5, which in addition to being compatible with Windows® 7 also offers improved W... (more)

Installing a Guest Operating System on a Virtual Machine

Virtualization has been widely accepted as a technique to conserve resources. Virtualization is the process of running a guest operating system on a virtual machine, which is created in a virtualizer running on the host operating system. Large companies do not have to install 100 different host computers for its employees as they may create 100 different virtual machines running different guest operating systems on a single host computer. VMware is one of the main vendors of Linux virtualization solutions. VMware Player may be used to run 32-bit and 64-bit Linux operating systems including openSUSE, RHEL 5, and Ubuntu. VMware also offers Virtual Appliances, which are prebuilt software solutions comprising of virtual machine/s. Virtual Appliances are available for Ubuntu, Red Hat and openSUSE, though an appliance for the latest versions may not be available. For the l... (more)

Red Hat and IBM Spearhead Open Source Virtualization for the Enterprise

Red Hat, Inc. and IBM have announced that they have joined hands to expand the open source KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) ecosystem through joint solutions targeting the enterprise. They plan on pooling their resources together to develop cloud management interfaces and virtualization management APIs that will address cloud, datacenter automation, virtual storage and networking, virtualization security and virtual appliance management. They also intend to cultivate a community of users among third-party virtualization vendors. The APIs will be used in their respective management products, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, IBM Director and Tivoli software. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is built on KVM and is touted as a less expensive open source alternative to proprietary virtualization products like VMware's vSphere. It allows for b... (more)

KVM-Pumping Alliance Formed

There is now such a thing as the Open Virtualization Alliance, formed by Red Hat, IBM, Intel, HP, SUSE, Eucalyptus and BMC, to push the adoption of KVM, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine embedded in the Linux kernel that Red Hat's basing its virtualization on. And since Red Hat, KVM's biggest champion, sees VMware as its biggest problem, one would imagine this is an anti-VMware coalition in the name of open source but at the expense of Xen and Citrix. The consortium is supposed to fan interoperability, accelerate the expansion of an ecosystem of third-party solutions around KVM and retell happy end-user stories. It's also supposed to provide education, best practices and technical advice. It's positioned as a complement to the open source communities managing the development of the KVM hypervisor and associated management capabilities. KVM hosts Linux and Windows v... (more)