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OpenStack expands both its customer reach and deployments size


How exactly will OpenStack become a $5-billion-a-year technology? OpenStack clouds are heading for multi-billion dollar revenue in businesses large and small. In 451 Research's recent report on OpenStack adoption among enterprise private cloud users, they found that 72 percent of OpenStack-based clouds are between 1,000 and 10,000 cores and three fourths choose OpenStack to increase operational efficiency and app deployment speed. But Microsoft's future is increasingly about the cloud and subscriptions, as its financials and corporate priorities show. They also found that OpenStack is not just for large enterprises.

Mark Shuttleworth dishes on where Canonical and Ubuntu Linux are going next


The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Mark Shuttleworth looked good at OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. Not only were his company Canonical and operating system Ubuntu Linux doing well, but thanks to his microfasting diet, he's lost 40 pounds. It's taken him longer than expected to IPO Canonical. Shuttleworth explained, "We will do the right thing at the right time.

Lucky 13? Red Hat releases Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13


Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. In a day filled with news about companies adopting OpenStack Queens, Red Hat, a leading OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, stood out with its release of its long-term support Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOP) 13 since it's one of OpenStack's most stalwart supporters. At OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, Red Hat announced RHOP 13's release. RHOP is scheduled to be available in June via the Red Hat Customer Portal and as a component of both Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure and Red Hat Cloud Suite.

Open-source cloud royalty: OpenStack Queens released


The cloud is growing faster than ever, and OpenStack, the open-source cloud for the enterprise, is growing with it. By next year, 60 percent of enterprise workloads will run in the cloud, according to 451 Research's Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Workloads and Key Projects survey. Indeed, as OpenStack moves toward making more than $6 billion in 2021, OpenStack's private clouds are expected to deliver more revenue than its public cloud implementations. Technology innovations are driving OpenStack's growth. In the just-released OpenStack Queens, the following new features will bring in new customers.

VMware ready to release new OpenStack cloud program


I had believed that VMware took part in the OpenStack community because it was dragged there by its customers. At OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, VMware released its newest Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 5. This is based on the new OpenStack Queens release. VIO will be available in both Carrier and Data Center Editions. VMware is using OpenStack to present users with an open, vendor-neutral application programming interface (API) access to VMware's proprietary virtualized infrastructure.