Cloud Computing

Introducing CoprHD (“copperhead”), the Cornerstone of a Software-Defined Future

Posted on by Randy Bias

You’ve probably been wondering what I’ve been working on post-acquisition and yesterday you saw some of the fruits of my (and many others) labor in the CoprHD announcement.  CoprHD, pronounced “copperhead” like the snake, is EMC’s first ever open source … Continue reading

What AWS Revenues Mean for Public Cloud and OpenStack More Generally

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At the risk of sounding like “I told you so”, I wanted to comment on the recent Amazon 10-Q report.  If you were paying attention you likely saw it as it was the first time that AWS revenues were reported … Continue reading

Hyper-Converged Confusion

Posted on by Randy Bias

I have had my doubts about converged and hyper-converged infrastructure since the Vblock launched, but I eventually came around to understanding why enterprises love the VCE Vblock. I am now starting to think of converged infrastructure (CI) as really “enterprise … Continue reading

An OpenStack Dream Team: EMC + Cloudscaling

Posted on by Randy Bias

If you’re following the buzz surrounding the EMC acquisition of Cloudscaling, you might wonder:Is this a mismatch, or am I missing something?Yes. You’re missing something. Let me explain.First, you’ll want to take a closer look at the announcements by EMC … Continue reading

Public Cloud Economies of (Web-)Scale Aren’t About Buying Power

Posted on by Randy Bias

As you no doubt heard this week, Rackspace has announced the intention to focus on managed cloud.  Inevitably this brought observations from many about RAX, and others, ability to compete effectively against the web scale public cloud giants: Amazon, Microsoft, … Continue reading

Cloud Just Got Real – The Race Begins

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This week, Google hosted its Cloud Platform Live event. Some people were a little surprised at my enthusiastic live twitter coverage for a number of Google’s announcements. I have been waiting for them to “go big or go home” for … Continue reading

Pets vs. Cattle: The Elastic Cloud Story

Posted on by Randy Bias

Last night I presented at the Chicago DevOps Meetup along with @mattokeefe and @mfdii.  The presentation went very well and was warmly received.  It’s a bit of a revisit of some topics I have covered before, such as Pets vs. … Continue reading

Google is Amazon’s Only Real Competition

Posted on by Randy Bias

Recently, Barb Darrow wrote a note to Google Compute Platform, suggesting “8 Things it Could do to Freak Amazon out.” As long term readers know, I called out Google’s entry into the public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) a while ago. My extensive experience at … Continue reading

Cloudscaling Webinar Series: 4 new installments

Posted on by Teri Elniski

In the modern world of IT the need for scalability and agility is undeniable. Cloud computing with OpenStack is a powerful way of providing and consuming IaaS to achieve scale and agility, but its very nature as an open source … Continue reading

2013 Was YEAR ONE for OpenStack

Posted on by Randy Bias

It’s useful for all in the OpenStack community to remember that many believe OpenStack was not ready for prime time until Essex or possibly Folsom. Some might even claim Grizzly was the first true production release. My money is on … Continue reading