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VMware to Continue Launching the Docker Ship

At VMworld this year, there was a great deal of talk about VMware and containers.  This, of course makes a lot of sense, especially when you look at the parallels between virtual machines and containers.  While there are some differences, many of the concepts are the same, and some may even consider containers to be …

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Meet KVM, Your Linux Based Hypervisor

When you hear the three letters, KVM, the first think you may think of is Keyboard Video, and Mouse, that wondrous piece of technology that let you access the desktop of your servers when you were in the data center.  I’m not talking about that KVM, I’m talking about the other KVM, Kernel-based Virtual Machine. …

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Sahara, OpenStack’s Answer to the Big Data Question

What is big data anyway?  Data is being constantly generated everywhere around us.  Think of everything you do throughout the day, and how you interact with digital systems.  Perhaps you stop at a coffee shop every morning around 8:05 AM and order an espresso.  Or maybe you usually go to the supermarket on Thursday evening. …

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The Irony of OpenStack Ironic, Bare Metal for the Cloud

One of the projects discussed at the Kilo OpenStack design summit in Paris earlier this month is Ironic.  Ironic is a program that seeks to deploy instances directly onto hardware, instead of as virtual machines.  When we think of OpenStack, we tend to think of abstracting all the things, and the evolution of the hypervisor …

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Keeper of the Keystone, Identity Service in OpenStack

One of the most important programs inside of OpenStack is Keystone, also know as the identity service.  Anthony Chow, one of the contestants from Season 2 of Virtual Design Master and one of the participants of #vDM30in30 has a great writeup of how Keystone works at his blog.  Keystone has two main roles inside of OpenStack and they are …

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Building the Stack, OpenStack Summit and the Design/Release Cycle

OpenStack is a platform that is constantly growing and evolving, thanks in part to the massive amount of involvement in it from the OpenSource community.  There are currently OpenStack releases twice a year, which are closely followed by an OpenStack Summit.  While the summit in Paris earlier this month showcased lots of enhancements which were in the Juno …

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