VMware announces 2 new products supporting Container virtualization

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, April 21st, 2015   |  

VMware yesterday announced to new projects, Project Photon and Project Lightwave. Project Photon is a Linux Operating System which is optimized to run on vSphere and capable of running what VMware calls Cloud-Native Apps. The footprint will be approximately 300 MB, support for container formats like Docker, rkt and Warden (developed by Pivotal).


Release: Docker Engine 1.6

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, April 21st, 2015   |  

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Docker has released version 1.6 of its container virtualization solution, Docker Engine. Also updates for Registry, Compose, Swarm and Machine and a preview of a client for Microsoft Windows were released.

The Docker Engine contains the following new features:

  • Container and Image Labels, which allow attachment of user-defined metadata
  • Logging Drivers, which can send container logs to other systems such as Syslog or other Third Party logging Systems
  • Content Addressable Image Identifiers, which allows you to pull, run, build and refer to images using a Digest.
  • Specify ulimit for all containers
  • Ability to make changes to images on the fly without having to re-build the entire image.


Release: Piston CloudOS 4.0

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, April 16th, 2015   |  

On April 6, Californian Piston Cloud Computing announced the newest release of  its operating system for data center Piston CloudOS 4.0. The main highlights of this version are the ability to deploy Hadoop and Spark on bare metal and the planned support also for container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker Swarm.

Docker acquires Kitematic

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, April 16th, 2015   |  

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Lately it’s been a busy time for Docker, after disclosing the availability of its orchestration tools and the acquisition of SocketPlane, the open-source project that automates the deployment of applications inside software containers announced to have acquired Kitematic, an open source project that allows the automatic installation and set up process of Docker, providing an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for running Docker containers on the Mac. CONTINUE READING ON VIRTUALIZATION.INFO…

Docker raises $95 million in Series D funding

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, April 15th, 2015   |  

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Docker, provider of the Docker container virtualization platform has announced that it has raised $ 95 million in a series D funding round. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners, with new contributions from Coatue, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures also participated in the round.

The series D funding follows the series C funding from September last year, where Docker raised $ 40 million. Docker itself states that it doesn’t have an imminent need for additional financing, but wants to be ready for the next several years to come.

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Microsoft announces new container technologies

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, April 8th, 2015   |  

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In October last year, Microsoft announced that support for Docker container virtualization in its next version of Windows Server through the Windows Server Containers technology. Today Microsoft announced several new products to support these container virtualization techniques.

Firstly Microsoft announced Hyper-V Containers which is an isolated container deployment option ensuring that container cannot impact the host OS or other containers running on the same host. Hyper-V containers will offer an extra deployment option next to the already available Hyper-V virtual machine and the earlier announced Windows Server containers.


OpenStack startup Nebula goes out of business

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Tuesday, April 7th, 2015   |  

One of the most commented news lately has been that Nebula, the open source cloud computing startup founded by Chris Kemp, former NASA CTO, shut down on April 1st, April Fools’ Day, what an unfortunate coincidence. Nebula has been one of the players in the OpenStack world since the very beginning.

The company published on its website an announcement where the management team broadcast about ceasing operations, thanking its team and clients, reassuring its customers that private clouds deployed at customer sites will continue to operate normally but support will no longer be available, encouraging to shuffle alternatives such as HP, IBM and Red Hat.

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Microsoft releases technical preview for VMware workload support by Azure Site Recovery – UPDATED

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, March 30th, 2015   |  

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Last week Microsoft announced new features for its Azure Backup solution. Azure Backup is a Microsoft solution which protects files and folders by providing multiple copies in multiple geographies. It integrates seamlessly with System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) in order to protect Microsoft workloads. It can also perform online backups of Windows and Linux IaaS VMs, a functionality which is now in technical preview.


Red Hat announces Q4 2014 earnings

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, March 30th, 2015   |  

On March 25 Red Hat announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Total revenue for the first quarter ended February 28, 2015 was $464 million, with an increase of 16% from the same quarter last year. Looking at the financials details we can see that subscription revenue was of $405 million, up 15% year-over-year, full fiscal year subscription revenue was $1.56 billion, up 17% year-over-year in U.S. dollars year-over-year, or 19% measured in constant currency. Operating cash flow of $217 million, up 18% year-over-year, full fiscal year operating cash flow of $623 million, up 15% year-over-year.

Juniper Networks and Mirantis announce partnership

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Tuesday, March 24th, 2015   |  

Juniper Networks and Mirantis announced a partnership preparing an open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale.

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