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Rackspace: OpenStack Could Be the Linux of the Cloud

OpenStack has the potential to become to the cloud what the LAMP stack is to servers, Rackspace's chief has said, while blasting VMware and Amazon for not participating in the scheme...

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Dell Expands OpenStack Cloud Efforts, and Other Open Source Programs

This week PC giant Dell Computer has served up a series of announcements that the company claims show how committed it is to open source. First, the company has pledged through its "Project Sputnik" effort, to deliver an Ubuntu-based laptop that will focus on developers. And, the company has announced enhancements to its OpenStack-driven cloud computing solutions. Dell’s OpenStack-based cloud platform is now available with additional server, networking and services options, and in additional regions including the U.K., Germany and China. Along with OpenStack Essex, customers can...

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Counting the Cost of Cloud

IT costs were always a worry, but only an occasional one. Cloud computing has changed that.

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AppDirect Nails $8.5M To Build A Cloud App Store, Rackspace Newest Partner

AppDirect, a company that offers white-label cloud-based app stores, has today announced $8.5 million in funding to ride the wave of interest in cloud services and continue its expansion in partnership with third parties. And today the company also announced a new customer in that strategy: Rackspace, which has launched the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace, an online store for cloud-based software and services to more than 180,000 Rackspace customers worldwide. 

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The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in, the free sandbox for exploring and testing OpenStack. The ramifications are evident in a few ways: It shows the depth of the OpenStack ecosystem in its ability to attract engineers from the ARM ecosystem to make the project happen.  Contributors included engineers from Calxeda, Cisco, Core NAP, Dell, Equinix, HP, NTT and Rackspace Hosting. It demonstrates OpenStack’s drive to grow its community and diversify the architectures it can run on. For instance, TryStack cloud was developed to test software on the architectures supported by OpenStack.  According to OpenStack, users now have the choice to launch...

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