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May 21, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on OpenStack isn’t just ready for enterprise adoption, it’s already there

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

VANCOUVER — Some people, like Forrester Research, still have concerns about OpenStack. That’s cute. While Forrester, and they’re far from the only ones, worry about just how ready OpenStack is for the business, Best Buy, BMW, EBay, and WalMart are … Continue reading

May 21, 2015
by sjvn01
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Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

VANCOUVER — In an interview at OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he’s considering an IPO for his privately held business. Shuttleworth, who has funded the popular Linux company out of his … Continue reading

May 20, 2015
by sjvn01
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Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service

VANCOUVER — 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. Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service. More>

May 19, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on How Walmart uses OpenStack to deliver its ‘everyday low prices’

How Walmart uses OpenStack to deliver its ‘everyday low prices’

VANCOUVER — When you think of retail giant Walmart, you may think of great bargains, or the death of small businesses, or convenience. What you probably don’t think about is the software behind the supply chain that enables Walmart to … Continue reading