Top 5 best (off-stage) moments at AWS Re:invent

Amazon Web Services desktop virtualization, real-time data streaming, and RDB Postgres support news stole the show, but there was a lot else going on at AWS re:Invent. Here are my highlights.

Ex-NASA CTO on cloud computing, zero-gravity and Glass-like tech in 2006

Ex-NASA CIO and CTO, and current Nebula co-founder and CEO, Chris Kemp came on the Structure Show podcast this week to talk about everything from upgrading NASA’s infrastructure to commercializing the OpenStack software he helped create while there. Here are some highlights.

Nebula launches its OpenStack “system”

The long-promised Nebula One cloud system — with its controller appliance — is now available. That piece of hardware could distinguish Nebula from the rest of the OpenStack cloud crowd.

Hotshot Nebula gets $25M for plug-and-play OpenStack clouds

Nebula CEO and co-founder Chris Kemp says the OpenStack cloud company will use its new-found money to hire engineers, expand its private beta and build out its new Menlo Park, CA headquarters. Comcast Ventures led the $25 million Series B round.

OpenStack developers leave Rackspace for Nebula

A cadre of OpenStack developers is leaving Rackspace, taking their talents to Nebula, another OpenStack backer. Most of those leaving came to RackSpace via its acquisition of Anso Labs, in February, 2011.