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New in OpenStack Liberty, the Big Tent Release Model

In OpenStack Liberty, the OpenStack Foundation changed they way the release model is handled. Previously, a project would be incubated and need to meet a number of milestones before it could be integrated into OpenStack and become an “official” project. You’ll hear this referred to as the “integrated release model”. All that has changed with …

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Lightwave and Photon Measured from a Rocket, VMware Enhances Cloud-Native Apps

Whether or not their customers realize it, VMware has been in the container game for light years in container time.  One of the things I’ve found the most interesting, is the ability to run containers on the vSphere platform without increasing overhead, or sacrificing performance.  Anyone who has a vSphere environment, and is thinking about …

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Introducing Open Virtual Network (OVN) from the Open vSwitch Team

Open vSwitch is open source virtual switch software.  If you’re familiar with VMware, think of it as an open source Distributed Virtual Switch.  It is supported on the KVM and XenServer platforms.  The Open vSwitch team announced Open Virtual Network (OVN) on January 15, 2015.  OVN is meant to be the next logical extension of …

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Checking OpenStack’s Pulse With Pacemaker

High availability is an important aspect of any infrastructure deployment.  We’re all familiar with technologies such as VMware’s HA and Microsoft Cluster Server.  Pacemaker brings this same functionality to the Linux world.  Pacemaker can scale from a two node active/passive cluster to a 16 node active/active cluster.  Pacemaker also brings enables you to ensure application …

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