Category: Cloud

OpenStack Part I: OpenStack Adoption Matures, Knitting Hybrid Clouds Together

As the OpenStack Foundation’s twice-annual conference returned to its roots in Austin, Texas, the focus of the OpenStack 2016 conference was integration into mainstream IT. The rapid increase in hybrid clouds is creating demand for OpenStack-based software that can be supported by a broader group of enterprise platform vendors – most of which are openly supporting OpenStack APIs for interoperability between clouds.

The presence of 7,500 attendees at the Austin conference underscores the broad interest in adopting OpenStack for multi-cloud deployments. Much of the discussion centered on the challenges of hybrid computing – with workloads spanning enterprise data centers and cloud service providers’ data centers.

A Tale of Two Server-Buying Communities

The move to disaggregated components in servers is well received by cloud providers. However, ironically, the disaggregated servers (compute/storage/networking switches) doesn’t work well in marketing/messaging to enterprise customers, who would...

Cloud Computing

Box gives its customers ‘regions to be cheerful’

The Box World Tour rolled into London again this week, and I was there to see how the company’s enterprise march continues across Europe – and how it’s being received by the crowd in suits who came along to listen.

Some of the announcements made at the London edition of the Box World Tour can be traced back to teasers and trailers at last year’s BoxWorks. For example, KeySafe is the more marketing-friendly name for the company’s Encryption Key Management service. It now includes a software version (via AWS Key Management Service) alongside the existing AWS Hardware Service Module it launched with, making it more attractive to smaller organisations for whom a hardware appliance wasn’t a cost-effective option.

Employing Cloud

By Ian Moyse,, Eurocloud UK Board Member and Cloud Industry Forum Governance Board Member Each year is rumored as the tipping point for cloud. For the last four to five...