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SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 & Container as a Service (CaaS) Platform

Written by: , Jul. 31, 2017

HPE & Micro Focus Launch Enterprise OpenStack & Kubernetes CaaS on SUSE Linux

SUSE Linux announced the release of their Kubernetes "Container as a Service" (CaaS) platform based on SUSE MicroOS at the LinuxCon (Beijing) in June of 2017. The SUSE CaaS Platform combines with the SUSE OpenStack 7 distribution to provide complete cloud data center management solutions for enterprise corporations, government agencies, higher education, & non-profit groups. SUSE Linux is one of the oldest and most trusted enterprise Linux distributions with more than 25 years experience in open source development. The SUSE CaaS Platform & OpenStack 7 distro both represent the latest products from a new corporate entity that combines professional programming teams from Micro Focus, HPE, Autonomy, & the original "Software und System-Entwicklung" (SUSE) Linux company based in Germany.

 

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DigitalOcean: Minimize Complexity, Focus on Transparency and Affordability

Written by: , Jul. 31, 2017

Interview with Shiven Ramji, VP of Product for DigitalOcean

While many web hosting companies provide solutions for customers with little technical knowledge, but DigitalOcean is passionate about simplifying web infrastructure and building a product that developers love. With over 2.5 million unique visitors per month and 1700 tutorials, it's one of the most comprehensive libraries of open source resources available, while at the same time allowing for transparency and good pricing. We had the opportunity to talk with VP of Product Shiven Ramji about the future for this fast-growing company.

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CoreOS Tectonic: Container Linux, Quay.io, rkt, & etcd

Written by: , Jul. 28, 2017

Lightweight Linux Distro for Native Kubernetes Web Server Clusters & SaaS Apps

CoreOS, the cloud software development company that manages the Container Linux distribution, recently released Tectonic version 1.64 (5/31/2017) which provides a quick and easy way to deploy a Kubernetes cluster for web/mobile app support on AWS or a self-hosted cloud server network. Core OS has over 100 open source software projects under company development on GitHub including etcd, flannel, rkt, Ignition, Clair, Matchbox, dex, and prometheus-operators. Tectonic is free to use for Kubernetes clusters of up to 10 nodes, after which a number of different enterprise, data center, & business licenses are available with professional technical support. Quay.io is another cloud SaaS product offered by CoreOS under proprietary license which helps DevOps teams manage container snapshots with Docker or rkt, Kubernetes clusters, Container Linux, & CoreOS Tectonic in production at scale. Quay.io includes container snapshot management features with integrated security, analytics, billing, monitoring, repository builds, automated backups, and version control for web server stack software with advanced GitHub, Bitbucket, or Gitlab support (Dockerfile Build Triggers).

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Platform9: Managed OpenStack SaaS Cloud Orchestration with Kubernetes

Written by: , Jul. 24, 2017

Cross-Platform Cloud Vendor Hardware Support for OpenStack & Kubernetes Cluster Servers

Platform9, a start-up company that offers managed hybrid cloud orchestration using integrated OpenStack and Kubernetes containers as a 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) product, announced a $22 million USD Series C funding round this week led by Canvas Ventures with support from Hewlett Packard, Redpoint Ventures, and Menlo Ventures. The announcement highlights a year of 360% customer growth for the company including the acquisition of key new enterprise clients like Autodesk, Sony, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Platform9 has additionally established working solutions with NetApp, Nutanix, Juniper, Dell/EMC, HPE, & other major IT corporations this year to grow cross-platform cloud interoperability on open source foundations. The company was founded by Sirish Raghuram, Madhura Maskasky, & Roopak Parikh, who all have backgrounds in technical engineering at VMware, as well as Bich Le, who created ARIES at HP Labs. Platform9 is also developing Fission, a serverless platform, and Omni, a set of extensions for OpenStack that can be used for public cloud management requirements.

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FastHosts – A Leading UK Provider Targeting IT Professionals

Written by: , Jul. 18, 2017

An interview with Simon Yeoman,  General Manager

From a simple high school project to a leading UK hosting provider, Fasthosts has undergone massive changes in the expansion of its products and offerings as well as its strategy. Throughout it all, however, it continues to be a UK-based brand that strives to maintain close proximity to its customers. We talked with Simon Yeoman, Financial Director and General Manager of Fasthosts, about the direction he sees for the company and web hosting industry in the future.

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