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OpenStack Havana All-in-One lab on VMware Workstation

With all of the popularity of OpenStack in general, and specifically with my other posts on deploying the Rackspace Private Cloud lab on VMware Workstation, I think it’s time for me to update with a new lab build for everyone. This lab build process will be done using VMware Workstation, an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ISO file, and a few install …

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Open Source – Free Market Capitalism of Technology

Before I get started, I want to say that I am a huge supporter of open source technology, open standards and I firmly believe that using open source to innovate is one of the most advantageous ways to advance a software or infrastructure product. As I bring more and more people into great open source technology projects such as Puppet …

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Is OpenStack a cloud? Thoughts on Subbu Allamaraju’s post

As you may have seen from Tweets floating around today, there was an interesting post written by Subbu Allamaraju, Chief Engineer for the cloud program at eBay, titled “OpenStack is not cloud” –¬†http://www.subbu.org/blog/2013/07/openstack-is-not-cloud This article brings up some very interesting questions about how we define the litmus test for a cloud, and how OpenStack is measured against these criteria. AWS …

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VMware or OpenStack? Don’t choose one; choose both!

In the ever evolving world of virtualization, we are faced with new and exciting changes all the time. As a long time VMware customer and advocate, I am obviously very attached to the entire VMware ecosystem and the community that surrounds it. Recently I’ve been doing a significant amount of OpenStack work, and I’m even writing a book on the …