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Contain(er-ize) yourself, it's Intel Clear Linux

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Intel explains that its aim was NOT to make 'yet another general-purpose Linux distribution'; and so, as such, while it has included 'many' software components from the OpenStack Foundation, but it chose (among other decisions to cull) not to include a GUI or printing support.

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'Cloud' Headlines

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  • New Surveys Show Rising Interest in the Cloud, Especially OpenStack

    CDW is out with its Cloud 401 report, based on interviews with more than 1,200 IT managers from many industries. The report finds that more than a third of all computing services today are delivered throughthe cloud. It also determined that organizations are actively pursuing new services: Thirty-five percent of respondents say they plan to shift new IT services to the cloud.

  • 75 Open Source Cloud Computing Apps

    In one recent survey, IT managers said that the most important project their teams are working on for 2015 is cloud computing. And IDC predicts that by 2018, the worldwide market for public cloud services will be worth more than $127 billion, accounting for "more than half of worldwide software, server and storage spending growth."

  • OpenStack Foundation Not Worried about the Death Star [VIDEO]

    "The moment we stop listening to users and it's just a vendor-to-vendor conversation, or it's just a developer-to-developer conversation and the user doesn't have a seat at the table, that would leave us with a vulnerability that could undo all the good work we've done," Collier said. "We just have to keep listening to users and we'll be ok."

  • Entrepreneurs Share How to Build an OpenStack-Powered Business

    Building a company from freely available software might not seem like the most logical idea, but it's one that is working for many vendors in the OpenStack cloud ecosystem. In a panel session at the OpenStack Summit here, the founders of cloud storage vendor SwiftStack, cloud database vendor Tesora, cloud vendor Piston Cloud Computing and cloud service provider Blue Box Cloud as well as the CEO of DreamHost, Simon Anderson, detailed their experiences and challenges in building OpenStack-powered businesses.

  • Cisco Bringing Group Policy to OpenStack [VIDEO]

    David Ward, Development CTO and Chief Architect at Cisco, has been thinking a lot about how networking works in the cloud era, and he shared some of those thoughts at the OpenStack Summit here.

  • OpenStack enables open source shift at Time Warner Cable

    Just a year into their production use of OpenStack for powering their internal cloud, they are leveraging it for everything from video to networking to deploying web applications, all on an in-house OpenStack cloud spread across two data centers. And this rapid change is getting noticed inside the company.

Intel and Clear Linux Project

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  • Intel wants containers to be alone again, naturally

    Intel reckons that's harder to do with Linux containers as “underlying kernel still can be attacked from within the container.” That's bad because it means “all containers on the same host can be compromised, regardless of the intended isolation between them,” making multitennacy risky and therefore unlikely.

  • Docker Drives Interest in App Containerization Technologies

    The biggest example is CoreOS, a heavily venture-backed startup based in San Francisco that has already gained some early attention as a potential alternative to Docker. The company’s open source project dubbed Rocket has won backing from powerhouses like Google and Intel and others like Red Hat and VMware.

  • Intel offers hardware-level answer to container security challenges

    Intel has become the latest vendor to throw its weight behind the push to solve the security woes of containers with the launch of a new technology that promises to address the risks currently standing in the way of widespread production use from the hardware level up. It’s the latest fruit of the internal Clear Linux Project.

  • Intel wants data containers alone again

    The downside is that it does not work well with Linux containers as underlying kernel still can be attacked from within the container and all containers on the same host can be compromised.

  • What are containers and why do you need them?

    Containers are a solution to the problem of how to get software to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another. This could be from a developer's laptop to a test environment, from a staging environment into production and perhaps from a physical machine in a data center to a virtual machine in a private or public cloud.

OpenStack isn't just ready for enterprise adoption, it's already there

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There are not enough OpenStack experts to go around. At OpenStack Summit, there is literally not a single company here that is not looking for more programmers, architects, and engineers.

But, they're coming. OpenStack is now backed by more than 200 vendors, including Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, RackSpace Red Hat, and VMware. Is there any enterprise out there which doesn't have a working relationship with at least of one of these companies?

This is making OpenStack deployment easier. If your company doesn't have the talent it needs to do it in-house, Canonical, Red Hat, and Mirantis, to name but three of the leading OpenStack deployment firms, are all ready to jump in and help you get up and running. In short, you can pay cash today and have a working OpenStack cloud tomorrow.

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OpenStack Getting Big

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​Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service

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At OpenStack Summit, Red Hat announced it was releasing a technology preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with integration into OpenStack's new Manila shared file system project.

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Also: OpenStack: Ready for more enterprise adoption?

OpenStack Boldly Going Where No Cloud Has Gone Before (Mars)

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OpenStack's Nova compute project originally began as the Nebula project at NASA. At the OpenStack conference here, Jonathan Chiang, IT Chief Engineer at NASA JPL detailed how the space agency is now using OpenStack in its effort to land humans on Mars.

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Also: OpenStack Debuts App Catalog, Doubles Down on Containers

Google still supports Docker

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When Google announced that it would support AppC, a vendor neutral container format, and the first container based on it, CoreOS's Rocket (RKT), some people took this as Google supporting AppC over Docker. That is not true.

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Virtualization or Containers? Consider the Application

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Rarely does the juxtaposition between the push of innovation and the pull of caution become so evident than in the adoption of new technologies. Time after time, technological innovators introduce new software and hardware into the market that are eagerly consumed by early adopters and retail consumers. And yet it is businesses that tend to hold back, weighing their options before deciding how and if they will join the ranks of users for such new technologies.

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