Wow. Red Hat veteran Brian Stevens joins Google as VP of Google Cloud Platforms, perhaps to give that cloud more of an enterprise luster.
Hint: It doesn’t really matter. VMware’s move shows that, despite its problems, OpenStack is driving private cloud discussion in enterprise IT shops.
This week’s podcast includes a bit about user interfaces for the smart home and wearables, as well as a deep dive into the industrial internet.
A handful of technology companies big and small have vowed to support and contribute to Kubernetes, Google’s open source technology for managing Docker containers. That’s a big boon for portability in cloud computing, and a good way for Google to show off its infrastructure edge.
Docker-in-Chief Solomon Hykes reflects on dot.cloud’s transformation from open-source tool developer to a PaaS to the force behind Docker containers.
Red Hat chief technology officer Brian Stevens said the company is aggressively pursuing acquisitions in order to build up its offerings behind OpenStack, which has become the flavor of the year in enterprise cloud services.
Mirantis and Canonical pledge fully supported Linux-to-OpenStack configuration for enterprises. Which is exactly Red Hat’s sweet spot with RHEL and Red Hat OpenStack. And so it goes.
The machinations in cloud have reached a fever pitch with public cloud giant Amazon pushing into the enterprise and enterprise IT giants attacking public cloud. Should make for some good conversation at Structure 2014.
Two things we learned from the imbroglio: Support policies are up for interpretation and vertical integration hurts OpenStack’s anti-lock-in message.
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.