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CIOs can generate a sustainable business value with OpenStack! Here’s how it works.

By on July 13, 2015 in Open Source, Strategy
CIOs can generate a sustainable business value with OpenStack! Here’s how it works.

OpenStack is on everyone’s lips and is slowly working it’s way forward into the IT infrastructure of German companies. 58 percent of German CIOs see in OpenStack a true alternative to commercial cloud management solutions. However, IT decision makers should look closely what they are holding in their hands. OpenStack is basically just an infrastructure […]

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OpenStack Acquisitions: The sellout runs at full speed

By on June 28, 2015 in Open Source
OpenStack Acquisitions: The sellout runs at full speed

This year OpenStack celebrates its fifth birthday. Despite its young past the open source project already caused quite a stir, driven by a solvent ecosystem consisting of the who is who of the cloud and open source industry. This has a positive affect on the market maturity. Linux needed around 10 years and thus twice […]

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Round 11: OpenStack Kilo

By on May 6, 2015 in Cloud Computing, Open Source
Round 11: OpenStack Kilo

The OpenStack community hits round 11. Last week the newest OpenStack release “Kilo” was announced – with remarkable numbers. Almost 1.500 developers and 169 organizations contributed source code, patches etc. Top supporting companies to OpenStack Kilo include Red Hat, HP, IBM, Mirantis, Rackspace, Yahoo!, NEC, Huawei and SUSE. OpenStack Kilo is characterized by a better […]

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Open Source and OpenStack: Complexity and lack of knowledge raise risks

By on January 13, 2015 in Open Source
Open Source and OpenStack: Complexity and lack of knowledge raise risks

Open source solutions offer a cost advantage with their free licenses or low license costs. However, there are costs associated with these solutions that should not be neglected. On the one hand, specialized knowledge is necessary to build and develop open source cloud infrastructure. On the other hand, administrators have to ensure proper infrastructure operations, […]

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Signature Project: SAP Monsoon

By on January 5, 2015 in Cloud Computing, Open Source
Signature Project: SAP Monsoon

Until now, SAP didn’t make a strong impression in the cloud. The Business-by-Design disaster or the regular changes in the cloud unit’s leadership are only two examples that reveal the desolate situation of the German flagship corporation from Walldorf in this market segment. At the same time, the powerful user group DSAG attempts a riot. […]

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