Cloud Computing

Cloud Just Got Real – The Race Begins

Posted on by Randy Bias

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

Evolving the Cloud in 2014

Posted on by Teri Elniski

At Cloudscaling, we believe the future of IT platforms rests in the cloud. Predictions are always a gamble, but the following synthesis of insights from our interactions with customers, partners, analysts and our own prescient point of view, point the … Continue reading

Neutron in Production: Work in Progress or Ready for Prime Time?

Posted on by Randy Bias

(UPDATED: Video embedded below) Earlier this week, we hosted an OpenStack Meetup at the offices of our customer, EVault, here in San Francisco. Titled “Neutron Networking and SDN in Production,” the Meetup featured panelists from major contributors to Neutron and … Continue reading

re:Invent Recap: AWS Widens its Lead in Public Cloud

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The second AWS re:Invent user conference is wrapping up today in Las Vegas with a sold out attendance of 8,000 people. Major new features and announcements included:AWS CloudTrail logs API calls by account users and stores them in S3 to … Continue reading

Live From Hong Kong: State of the (Open)Stack, v2

Posted on by Randy Bias

If you want to know what’s new with OpenStack – new projects, code maturity, community growth, user stats and more – you’ll want to tune in for my live presentation of State of the (Open)Stack. I’ll will be broadcasting live … Continue reading

[VIDEO] Cloud Connect Chicago: OpenStack Roundup

Posted on by Teri Elniski

If crowd size and quality of audience participation are any indication, the OpenStack community in Chicago is keenly interested in the project, and they’re actively engaged in learning more. Randy Bias and Narayan Desai (Argonne National Laboratory and OpenStack pioneer) … Continue reading