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Steve McGarry

VMware VS Canonical - Which Openstack is for You? A Technical Comparison

by Steve McGarry

on Oct 5, 2015 10:20:00 AM

For anybody that has been following the Openstack project since its inception back in 2010, it has become evident that the community interest has gained significant momentum recently. This is down to a number of reasons such as the product maturity reaching a point where the original mission statements of the project are now a reality in providing an established, viable and effective solution. Also the number and variety of organisations contributing and backing the project, has improved the quality and depth of development and its evolution. A colleague and I attended the Openstack summit in Paris where it was clear Openstack in gaining more and more interest, with attendees listed as increasing by 75% over the last 3 summits with people from all over the world attending.

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Topics: automation, enterprise IT, VMWare, canonical, openstack

Alistair Slocombe

A “Grand Designs” Openstack Infrastructure in Minutes

by Alistair Slocombe

on Nov 5, 2014 9:50:00 AM

I love Grand Designs, and am a big fan of Kevin Mc”Cloud”, but so often we watch the same challenges to any build on that show: slow construction (at least a year) and over-spend… but then it probably wouldn’t make a great television programme if the process always came in under budget and in a sixteenth of the time!

The challenges in Grand Designs aren’t any different to those in the IT world.

Openstack Servers

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Topics: SoftLayer, ubuntu, canonical, infrastructure automation, openstack