Monthly Archives: November 2016

AWS re:Invent 2016 Tuesday Night Live Recap: “Don’t Try This At Home”

I was not able to attend AWS re:Invent 2016 but decided to blog about the general sessions since they are being live streamed. If you are interested, please click here to read my AWS re:Invent 2016 first keynote recap from Wednesday and here to read my AWS re:Invent 2016 second keynote recap from Thursday. This […]

Forget About Your OpenStack Upgrades

Upgrades. Few IT activities are as important yet heartburn-inducing as upgrading a major system. Often upgrades mean service disruption, both expected and sometimes unexpected, which can negatively affect businesses. Often the cause is unreliable software and/or lack of operational expertise. I’ve worked with and for enterprise customers who had policies of not upgrading until a particular […]

Enabling Software Defined Storage as a Service with OpenStack and Ceph

Data storage growth is both a reality and a burden for today’s enterprises. With the move to digital, big data and, data intensive workloads, enterprises are storing an increasing amount of data, growing 30-40 percent per year, according to Vanson Bourne LTD. Much of this growth comes from applications running on cloud platforms such as […]

OpenStack Summit Day 2 Recap: The Future is Multi-Cloud

Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, kicked off day two of the Summit by tying it back to the first day’s keynote about the challenge of meeting the scalability requirements of projects such as the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope. The SKA project is expecting to require multi-exaFLOPS — that’s one quintillion (10^18) […]

OpenStack Summit Day 1 Recap: OpenStack for Work That Matters

Like the city in which we are meeting, the Barcelona OpenStack Summit feels both old and new at the same time. Barcelona is a new venue for the bi-annual Summit and as usual, there are an impressive number of first time attendees. But there is also a very familiar feel to the Summit this time — after […]