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Mirantis launches multi-cloud Kubernetes with AWS Support


The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Kubernetes is continuing to become the default container orchestration program. The latest proof of this is Mirantis making it easier than ever to manage hybrid clouds across Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, and bare metal with Kubernetes in the latest version of its Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP). With Kubernetes-enabled MCP, it can manage multi-cloud self-service Kubernetes clusters through its new Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) functionality. Specifically, MCP CaaS supports Kubernetes on private OpenStack clouds, public AWS clouds, or both.

OpenStack Newton arrives, promising advances in virtualization, bare-metal provisioning and containers


Newton brings more security and resilience, said the OpenStack Foundation's Jonathan Bryce. OpenStack has released Newton, the 14th version of the open-source cloud software. The OpenStack Foundation said new features will improve the user experience for container cluster management and networking, as well as scalability and resiliency. It said updates to the Ironic bare-metal provisioning service, Magnum container orchestration cluster manager, and Kuryr container networking project will make it easier to integrate containers, and virtual and physical infrastructure under one control plane. Products and services based on OpenStack Newton would become available "in the coming weeks and months", it said.

Containerized OpenStack Clouds? Sure says Mirantis


It may sound like your putting the container cart before the cloud horse, but there are times it makes sense. For example, you can use the OpenStack cloud running on containers being orchestrated by Kubernetes to host both legacy and modern apps, such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The trick is to get this to work without pulling your hair out. Now, Mirantis has announced enhancements to its Mirantis Cloud Native Platform in its Mirantis Container Cloud, which enables you to deploy, scale, and update private clouds on Kubernetes. Building on this foundation, Mirantis has released Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes -- a containerized edition of the open-source infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud.

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.

OpenStack Stein: A new cool drink of open-source cloud


An introduction to cloud computing from IaaS and PaaS to hybrid, public and private cloud. While OpenStack is concerned with more than just Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud these days, it's still primarily an open-source cloud open-source consortium. In its latest release, OpenStack Stein, the cloud comes with significant network management, bare metal, and containers improvements. For its users, which include many telecoms, the network management part is the most tasty part. OpenStack Neutron, its networking-as-a-service component, now boasts Network Segment Range Management.