Tag Archives: KVM

SolidFire Storage: Appearing At A Platform9 OpenStack Cloud In Your Datacenter

One of the primary benefits of an open platform such as OpenStack is its ability to be an integration engine for various cloud technologies. This gives users the flexibility to choose best of breed  compute, networks, and storage technologies to build out their private cloud while retaining the benefits of a common management framework for operators and […]

Understanding How VMware vSphere Integrates With OpenStack

One of the more interesting developments that I am hearing in the OpenStack community is the growing desire to leverage OpenStack as a “manager of managers” for different types of technologies such as server virtualization and containers. This lines up with the messaging that the OpenStack Foundation has been putting forth regarding the emergence of OpenStack as an Integration […]

Why I Am Betting on Platform9 For OpenStack

Now that folks have heard/read about my recent change in employment, the question I want to answer is, “why did I decide to bet my career on Platform9?”  While making my decision, I primarily evaluated three areas that can be summarized by the acronym TOP. Technology – Does the technology address customer needs and does […]

[Updated For Havana] OpenStack Compute For vSphere Admins, Part 5: Designing A Multi-hypervisor Cloud

[I’ve updated this series with information based on the new Havana release and changes in vSphere integration with the latest version of OpenStack.  Any changes are prefaced with the word “Havana” in bold brackets] Having walked through several aspects of vSphere with OpenStack,, I want to start putting some of the pieces together to demonstrate […]

OpenStack Compute For vSphere Admins, Part 4: Resource Overcommitment in Nova Compute

This is part 4 in an ongoing series on OpenStack for vSphere Admins.  You can catch up on previous posts by following the links here for part 1, part 2, and part 3, and part 5. One of the areas in OpenStack that seem to be lacking is solid information on how to design an […]