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Red Hat Forum event report – Ansible and Containers dominate

I’ve just returned from a very warm Frankfurt where I was able to experience ISC on the opening day. This was courtesy of Red Hat who were holding their EMEA Partner Conference which was the main reason for me being there. This blog is about that event as I’m sure there will be plenty of […]

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OpenStack’s Ocata release improves container integration and networking and High Availability are simplified

Here at OCF we have integrated a number of installations that include OpenStack. There have been some exciting developments recently that I would like to share with you. OpenStack Ocata Release OpenStack’s 15th release arrived after a shorter 4-month development cycle rather than the usual biannual release. This is to allow for a change in […]

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RDO vs. RHEL OSP – explained

As I introduced in my previous post there are two main options when considering an OpenStack environment; private Cloud RDO or OSP and we often find that cutting edge hardware requires cutting edge software. OCF partners with RedHat who back the RDO project, a freely available community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on RedHat Enterprise […]

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OpenStack – which flavour do you need?

With open source at its core, you’d be hard put to argue against the freely available code being one of the reasons for OpenStack’s success. It could be debated that other open cloud platforms haven’t seen as much uptake compared to OpenStack because of this – it’s now one of the largest collaborative programming projects […]

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Event Report OpenStack Summit 2016

As we sit on our flight back from gorgeous Barcelona I start thinking about what I have come away with having spent a week at the 2016 Barcelona OpenStack Summit.  I was lucky enough to attend with our very own Christopher Brown who has contributed code to the latest release of OpenStack.  What struck me […]

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IBM TechU 2016 – An attendees view

The IBM Power Systems & Storage Technical University rolled into Hammersmith in London this week, and it has not disappointed! We’re in full flow right now and, similar to previous events the week has been excellent. The ‘TechU’ is a great opportunity to network and meet like-minded people, learn about the latest technology, and sharpen […]

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Getting started in OpenStack

Where are all the cloud engineers? There are a growing number of use cases in OpenStack. Telco’s are getting excited about OpenStack and enabling Network Function Virtualisation – i.e. the ability to deploy virtualised appliances over Software-Defined Networks (SDN). Financial organisations are also seriously considering OpenStack, and typically, financial IT rarely changes quickly. Companies like […]

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The OpenStack Story – and why it’s not Virtualisation!

OpenStack is a fairly young project in terms of IT technology. It began when Rackspace and NASA jointly developed their own Infrastructure as a Service and launched their free cloud platform in 2010. We’ve only really started to see its adoption in the past two to three years. A new version of OpenStack is released […]

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