OpenStack has amassed widespread support as the leading open source cloud platform stack. But some wonder if participation of new Gold members could undermine OpenStack's adoption in the enterprise sector.
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VMware's latest open source project, Serengeti, aims to enable enterprise customers to deploy Hadoop clusters on vSphere. Decoupling Hadoop nodes from physical servers will make Hadoop components run more efficiently in virtual environments and in the cloud, one exec says
VMware launches Project Serengeti and contributes IP to help automate Hadoop workloads running in its virtual platform. It is available as a free download under an Apache 2.0 license.
One open source consortia will announce plans this month for an OpenStack VDI stack to rival those of Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Citrix last month unveiled Project Avalon based on CloudStack. Those plans, along with Dell's acquisition of Wyse this week, and VMware's acquisition of Wanova last month, signify a tipping point in the growing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market.
Derek Collison, former CTO and Chief Software Architect of VMware's Cloud Applications Platforms, and lead developer of the VMware initiated open Cloud Foundry PaaS, plans to launch his own commercial version of Cloud Foundry in the next six months.
Red Hat's Cloud VP Scott Crenshaw dismissed Vmware's claims of cloud openness and said that its own DeltaCloud -- which will be included in the company's forthcoming CloudForms platform -- has been elevated to a top level project at Apache
The vast majority of enterprises are using a mixture of hypervisors and more than one third of those companies plan to switch their primary virtualization engine in the next year.And despite the itch to consolidate, the vast majority of enterprises don't really have a good handle on the scope of virtualization going on in their respective companies.
Red Hat-IBM partnership, launch of Open Virtual Alliance designed to advance adoption of KVM in the enterprise
Xen.org has made available an updated hypervisor that offers a better toolset as well as greater scalability and improved integration of third party security applications.
SpringSource has announced a new lightweight edition of its open source application development and management server optimized for the virtual datacenter, cloud computing -- and VMware products, of course.VMware acquired SpringSource in September.