They may still be nominal partners, but the bad blood is now on show for all to see. Red Hat claims Mirantis reneged on their deal by releasing its own product, but Mirantis responded by accusing Red Hat of an OpenStack lock-in ploy.
One of the biggest sticking points in OpenStack adoption is the pain users must go through when upgrading from one version to the next. Mirantis thinks it will soon have this issue licked.
Locking in? Trying to replicate its Linux success in the cloud, Red Hat said it will not support Red Hat Linux customers who run a non-Red Hat OpenStack distribution.
Confused about OpenStack? You’re not alone. A new marketplace/directory lists all the distributions, compatible drivers, public clouds to help solve the mystery.
No surprise: At TechEd 2014, Microsoft will tout Azure as the best public cloud to back-end current Windows and Office shops.
Is the state of OpenStack too many distributions for too few customers? We need to hear more on this at next week’s OpenStack Summit.
The week in cloud: Oracle furthers its OpenStack committment in its new Solaris 11.2 release and Red Hat surprises ecosystem with Inktank/Ceph buy.
OpenStack player Morphlabs will use some of its new money to train prospective users in Jakarta, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the niceties of the cloud technology.
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.