Collaboration between Canonical and Microsoft has certified plugins that let Windows Server run as a guest operating system on Ubuntu and OpenStack.
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Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.
The test used 168,000 virtual machines on 576 physical hosts, with the first 75,000 virtual machines being deployed in six hours and thirty minutes. This, according to AMD, is the largest ever known demonstration of OpenStack scalability.
Who is responsible for the term "virtualization?" Really? Seriously, it's been a fast, wild ride, from the early days of mainframe-v to VMWare and Connectix on the client/server side, to Microsoft's Hyper-V push, Xen and KVM and OpenStack and CloudStack.
AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server has been certified for both compute and storage portions of OpenStack.
Piston has released its first OpenStack-based cloud OS for building and managing enterprise private clouds one server at a time. Prices start at $3500 per server.
Natty Narwhal will arrive in a week, with the server edition packing OpenStack, two cloud automation additions and an upgraded server power management package
The third major release of the open-source OpenStack cloud operating system has comprehensive hypervisor support, server cluster awareness and enhanced security