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Docker 1.0 Released at DockerCon

by Chris Swan on  Jun 10, 2014 have used their inaugural DockerCon event to launch version 1.0 of their container management tools. It comes just days after the release of 0.12.0, which was focussed on stability, performance and usability rather than introducing significant new features. Production readiness means that is now providing support services for Docker.

AWS Management Portal for VMware vCenter

by Chris Swan on  Jun 03, 2014

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced a Management Portal plugin for VMware’s vCenter. The plugin allows public cloud EC2 instances to be managed alongside of private VMware instances using the same administration console. The aim of the plugin is to make it simple for VMware customers to build hybrid clouds that span from their private environments to Amazon’s public services.

RightScale: Top 9 Public and Top 6 Private Clouds

by Abel Avram on  Apr 02, 2014

RightScale, a service provider across multiple clouds, has published the results of their annual State of Cloud 2014 survey conducted in February of this year. This article highlights some of the most significant findings.

Cloud Foundry Foundation

by Chris Swan on  Mar 10, 2014

Pivotal have announced ‘moves to establish [an] open governance model for Cloud Foundry’ by creating a Cloud Foundry Foundation. EMC, HP, IBM, Rackspace, SAP and VMware have expressed a desire to join the foundation as platinum sponsors. ActiveState and CenturyLink will join as gold level sponsors.

Orion 5 Supports More Languages and Can Deploy to Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Mar 04, 2014

Enhancements in Orion 5 include: syntax highlighting for several languages, content assist for several Node.js libraries and databases, better syntax validation, cloud deployment and others.

Pivotal Announces Pivotal CF Based on CloudFoundry

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 12, 2013

Today, Pivotal announced the availability of Pivotal CF, an enterprise cloud platform based on Cloud Foundry, along with a number of Pivotal One services such as an Apache Hadoop and Analytics service. A reply of the announcement is available from

VMware Details Networking and Storage Improvements in Drive Towards Software Defined Data Center

by Chris Swan on  Aug 28, 2013

VMware launched new networking and storage capabilities for its Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) at the opening keynote of VMworld 2013, delivering products it promised a year ago.

Economics of Application Virtualization on AWS

by Saul Caganoff on  Jun 30, 2013

Most users of Amazon EC2 use the service inefficiently with only a 15% utilization of the infrastructure. The most effective way to use EC2 is by running many applications in large memory reserved instances. James Watters describes how the new architecture of Cloud Foundry uses Linux Control Groups to optimise efficiency and reduce costs by up to a factor of 10.

Cloud Foundry Announces New Version, Deprecates Old

by Saul Caganoff on  Jun 10, 2013

Cloud Foundry has announced the deprecation of its current service and planned launch of Cloud Foundry V2. The new service will become a paid service along with a new architecture and new features including a web console, team development and buildpacks for customizing languages and runtime environments. There will also be support for custom domains and a services marketplace.

VMware Strengthens Influence In Configuration Management Tools

by Matthias Marschall on  Feb 08, 2013

VMware added $30 million to its initial investment into Puppet Labs, makers of the Open Source configuration management tool Puppet. Commenters seem to agree that its a good move for Puppet Labs and that Puppet will keep supporting any type of infrastructure avoiding vendor lock-in.

VMware Spins Out SpringSource, Cloud Foundry and GemFire

by Charles Humble on  Dec 04, 2012

Following months of speculation, VMware has officially announced plans to transfer many of its tier 2 technologies, including the Spring framework, distributed in-memory data cache GemFire, the Cloud Foundry PaaS, and Hadoop analytics tool Cetas, to parent company EMC as part of a newly formed initiative called Pivotal.

Cloud Foundry Core: Portability Across Cloud Foundry Vendors

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Nov 28, 2012

Cloud Foundry Core is a web application that verifies public instances (Cloud Foundry Endpoints) against a common set of runtimes and services. This helps portability across companies that provide Cloud Foundry instances. At the same time a new version Micro Cloud Foundry is released with support for Java 7.0, JRuby, Play 2.0 framework and more.

Interview on Scripted, A JavaScript Editor for Local Development from VMware

by Abel Avram on  Oct 25, 2012

Scripted is a new browser-based JavaScript code editor which works locally, having the content being served by a Node.js web server. The editor is being developed by VMware based on Eclipse Orion’s editor component. Scripted was created for developers who want to work locally with a simple and lightweight tool instead of a fully blown IDE.

Virtualization, Open Source Cloud and PaaS Adoption Numbers

by Abel Avram on  Oct 04, 2012

Zenoss has conducted a survey among IT operations specialists in order to evaluate virtualization, open source cloud and PaaS adoption. This article contains a digest of the survey results.

The Software-defined Datacenter Has Arrived

by Abel Avram on  Aug 30, 2012

VMware and Microsoft provide solutions for software-defined datacenters where all resources – compute, storage, availability, networking and security – are virtualized and automated. This article focuses on the latest additions: virtualized networking and security.

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