Attacking CERN’s big data problem

CERN is building out a new data center and re-writing its toolchain to keep up with the big data demands of its research into the nature of matter and anti-matter.

Here’s why CERN ditched OpenNebula for OpenStack

CERN has been testing options for a massive private cloud to serve 11,000 physicists around the world. It’s dropped OpenNebula in favor of OpenStack, but was that a valid or hype-driven decision?

Europe warms to OpenStack

It’s hard to precisely quantify adoption of open-source software, but it looks like OpenStack is gaining serious traction in Europe, with adopters ranging from CERN and Deutsche Telekom to France’s burgeoning national clouds.