Whats New in OpenStack Stein?

OpenStack, the project that powers over 75 public, as well as multiple private clouds, launched their 19th version of the software just recently and the latest release is just out of the world. In fact, if you have been following on their updates since 2010, you’d think after…

My Data Center Is Serverless

I wonder if you had the same thought to serverless as I first did? I envisioned an empty data center, with no server racks. No more hot and cold aisles, no need to lift the floor tiles anymore to run a network cable (I know some of you have your…

What’s new with Kubernetes 1.14

Kubernetes is a versatile open-source program for managing containerized services and workloads. This portable and extensible platform facilitates automation and declarative configuration that are backed by Google’s decade-long experience in running production workloads at scale. Unlike other open-source platforms for managing containerized services, Kubernetes offers superior services, combined with…

14 Technology Conferences You Can Replay

One of the great things about the technology community is that there is no shortage of conferences to attend. We work in a dynamic field, and change is constant, learning is ongoing and keeping informed can be a challenge. It’s of course hard to attend every conference with limited…

New VMware Integrated OpenStack 5

This week at the OpenStack Summit taking place in Vancouver, VMware announced VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 5, and will be available in telco carrier and data center editions. This version is based on the OpenStack Queens release which was generally available on Feb. 28. VMware integrated OpenStack is a VMware…

What the Heck Is Blue-Green Deployment?

Enterprise IT admin’s are a creative bunch, always looking for ways to to do more with less and automating or scripting routine tasks so they can focus on more exciting projects. Keeping production application systems up to date is one of more challenging tasks, especially if they are customer…

Ready For VMware Integrated OpenStack 4.1

For OpenStack fans and those familiar with or working in a VMware environment; VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 4.1 has been released. It’s based on the Ocata release of OpenStack, and supports the latest VMware products including vSphere 6.5 Update 1, VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3.5,…

Google Cloud Platform Offers 'Always Free' Tier

Google recently concluded their Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco with 10,000 folks in attendance. They made several announcements, and one in particular that caught my attention was the Google Cloud Platform free tier. Google lengthened their free trial from 60 days to 12 months and introduced ‘…