Internap expands OpenStack public cloud push

Internap is now offering OpenStack-based public cloud services for the enterprise-rich New York metropolitan area from its Secaucus, New Jersey data center.

Atlanta-based Internap paints its OpenStack-based AgileCLOUD as a “scalable public cloud” with dedicated CPU options and all-SSD storage. The OpenStack option is already available from Internap’s Dallas, Montreal and Amsterdam facilities.

The company launched its first OpenStack public cloud services four years ago but is playing the field, offering  private cloud options running on VMware technology as well as bare metal services.

Until recently, when it came to cloud infrastructure, OpenStack and VMware was seen as an either/or option. Now, with [company]VMware[/company] just having launched its own Managed OpenStack, things are getting more nuanced. Companies including [company]HP[/company], Mirantis, [company]Rackspace[/company], [company]Red Hat[/company] and now VMware are all pushing what they say are enterprise-ready OpenStack clouds.

Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc on internet infrastructure

Data center sites and colocation centers in and around New York City are struggling to stay online with varying degrees of success. And there are reports of intermittent issues with undersea cables crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

New OpenStack clouds mean something for everyone

If there isn’t an OpenStack cloud you fancy, wait a second, there’s more — a lot more — in the pipeline. Cloudscaling, Metacloud and Dreamhost will all preview their take on the open-source cloud this week at the OpenStack Summit in San Diego.

HP puts OpenStack cloud into public beta

The OpenStack army marches on. On Thursday, Hewlett-Packard put its public cloud to public beta. The services had been available to a limited number of customers up till now. The news comes a week after Rackspace launched its own OpenStack cloud.

Cloud provider Internap adds hosted offerings for itty-bitty companies

Internap bought Voxel early this year to boost its dedicated hosting and public cloud portfolios and to extend its reach into smaller companies. Now its new Voxel.net Agile Hosting services will let even tiny businesses configure and deploy IT infrastructure from an online configurator.

Rackspace gets its OpenStack cloud in order

Customers can now get early access to Rackspace’s OpenStack-based public cloud, slated to come online May 1. The news comes as the OpenStack Spring Conference kicks off in San Francisco. The company also unveiled OpenStack-based Cloud Block Storage and MySQL-based database services.

More cloud computing M&A ahead

The wave of M&A activity swelling the cloud services sector won’t stop with in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) arena. Internap’s $30 million purchase of Voxel, announced early this week, signals a land rush for cloud services, with many smaller, capable cloud providers now in play.

Internap buys Voxel to beef up dedicated hosting and public cloud mojo

Internap, the first company out of the chute with an OpenStack Compute–based public cloud, is buying Voxel for that company’s dedicated hosting and cloud services expertise. This could be a sign that the cloud-service consolidation that kicked off last year will continue into 2012.