Microsoft releases 3rd technical preview of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, August 19th, 2015   |  

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Microsoft today announced the release of the 3rd technical preview of the next version of its Server Operating System (Windows Server 2016 TP3) and corresponding management software (System Center 2016 TP3). Highlight in this TP3 release is the introduction of Windows Server Containers, Microsofts container virtualization platform which is part of the Docker open source project. Windows Server Containers can be deployed and managed using both PowerShell or the Docker Client, which Docker announced today. Containers can be deployed either in Windows Azure, running in a TP3 core installation or in a VM running on top of Hyper-V.

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Microsoft today also released technical preview 3 of System Center 2016 Configuration Manager, Microsoft’s enterprise client management solution. CONTINUE READING…


From VirtualizationMatrix comes WhatMatrix – UPDATED

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, August 19th, 2015   |  

We quoted several times Virtualization Matrix, the website created to compare the capabilities of the various virtualization platforms on the market such VMware, Microsoft and Citrix.

This idea sparked community interest and a new project was spawned: a multi-comparison and interactive evaluation platform named WhatMatrix.

WhatMatrix allows visitors not only to compare features of different products in many technology fields, it also offers the ability to enrich products “scorecards” by adding complimentary products to a “stack”.

This feature is useful to both users, who can look at the products following a gap-analysis logic, and vendors which can show the value of their products.
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Release: Platform9 Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, August 19th, 2015   |  

With the news of a $10 million Series B funding round Platform9 announced the GA of its SaaS solution Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere.

Platform9 solutions leverages a mix of SaaS and on premises Virtual Appliance to provide into supported environments capabilities typical of Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) such self-service provisioning, monitoring, configuration management,  etc.

With this new release Platform9 aims to enable VMware administrators to easily deploy and run an OpenStack-based private cloud with a new VMware specific Virtual Appliance which integrates the OpenStack controller services with vSphere resources.

The appliance leverages vSphere APIs and is 100% interoperable with VMware vSphere allowing the operations to be performed either via the OpenStack control plane or via vSphere directly.

Supposedly Platform9 is trying to ride the VMware-OpenStack integration increasing demand taking advantage of the cold reception of VIO.
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Platform9 raises $10M series B Funding

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, August 19th, 2015   |  

OpenStack startup Platform9, provider of a cloud management platform that transforms the on-premises servers infrastructures into private clouds, announced to have closed a $10 million series B funding. The round was led by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Platform9′s total financing with this funding is $14.5 million.
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Fujitsu joins OpenStack Foundation as Gold Member

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, August 12th, 2015   |  

Japanese multinational IT and services company Fujitsu, headquartered in Tokyo, has been approved by the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation as Gold Member. Fujitsu has been a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation since 2013. The company has been a considerable participant to the last three OpenStack releases, furthermore it has also sponsored various OpenStack Community events in Japan.

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Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Friday, August 7th, 2015   |  

On August 5, Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 (RHELOSP), based on OpenStack “Kilo” release.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 is backed by one of the biggest OpenStack ecosystems, with over 350 certified partners.

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Citrix CEO Mark Templeton plans to retire

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, July 30th, 2015   |  

On July 28 Citrix disclosed that Mark Templeton, the company CEO, has plans to retire after over 20 years of service, an unexpected news that drew attention on the next future of the American company.

In his career in Citrix, Mark Templeton has been in charge as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2001. Templeton joined Citrix in 1995 as Vice President of Marketing, he was appointed president in 1998, while leading Citrix he managed to transform the company to become a “software-defined vendor” pushing forward virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions.
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Citrix announces Q2 2015 results

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, July 30th, 2015   |  

Citrix announced its financial results for second quarter 2015.

The revenues for the second quarter were $797 million for an increase of 2% compared to Q2 2014.

Net income was $103 million and non-GAAP operating income was $163 million, an increase compared to $142 million for Q2 2014.
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Apprenda raises $24M series D Funding

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   |  

Apprenda, founded 2007 and headquartered in Troy, NY, a computer software company provider of Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software announced that it has closed a $24 million series D funding. The round was led by Safeguard Scientifics, with New Enterprise Associates and Ignition Partners. Apprenda’s total financing with this funding is $56 million.

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Google joined OpenStack Foundation as Corporate Sponsor

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   |  

Everyone wants to participate to the OpenStack Foundation, this time is Google which revealed to have signed as Corporate Sponsor. Google is going to focus on integrating containers management technologies (aka Kubernetes) providing engineering resources to the OpenStack project.

Google is not new to the community having collaborated lately to help integrating Kubernetes (the aforementioned Google’s open source container cluster manager) into OpenStack Magnum. The OpenStack community also developed an integration between Kubernetes and the OpenStack App Catalog Murano.
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