Jun2014

Interview with Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus

Our position that OpenStack is dead, both as a public cloud platform and as a private cloud platform, provoked a discussion with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos about Eucalyptus’s role in the public cloud–hybrid cloud–private cloud continuum. Following is an edited transcript …
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Jun2014

Does OpenStack Have a Future in the Private/Hybrid Cloud?

A private/hybrid cloud management platform must offer a rich set of services, be easily implementable, and offer compatibility with public clouds. OpenStack fails in all of these dimensions and as such is destined to completely fail as a private or hybrid cloud offering. Therefore, OpenStack will fail as a private, hybrid, and public cloud offering.

May2014

Will Helion Save or Destroy HP?

Helion is HP’s attempt to offer an enterprise-grade public, hybrid, and private cloud computing offering that can prevent customer defections to Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and VMware. Since Helion is based on OpenStack and there are no prior examples of successful public clouds based on OpenStack, HP faces some significant challenges.

May2014

Who’s Who in Application Performance Management for the SDDC and Cloud

Application Performance Management will be a critical part of ensuring that the applications that matter to your business are highly available and perform well in your software-defined data center and clouds. Running rapidly changing applications on a highly dynamic software infrastructure will lead to intractable problems unless proper APM tools are deployed in your SDDC.

May2014

FCC to Attempt “Reasonable” Net Neutrality

After twice being told by the courts that it does not have the authority to regulate the Internet, the FCC is trying to implement net neutrality again, with a new set of “reasonable open access” rules. It remains to be seen whether these new rules survive legal challenge, and whether they will do more harm than good.