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The private cloud is for suckers

Managers embrace private cloud solutions such as OpenStack because they keep IT in control, but are they simply old men shaking their fists at the public cloud?

Cisco and IBM acquisitions show pressure is on to make OpenStack easier to use

The companies are aiming to speed up rollouts and cut management costs for private clouds

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Cisco acquires OpenStack pioneer Piston Cloud

Piston Cloud is Cisco’s second OpenStack buy in less than a year

IBM muscles up on OpenStack with Blue Box buy

IBM will fold Blue Box's private cloud capabilitiues into its own cloud services

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Cisco's Piston acquisition shows the plight of OpenStack indies

In the current OpenStack market, a buyout by a major player may be the best possible fate for indie outfits

Early OpenStack contributor says cloud project has 'lost its heart'

Joshua McKenty helped start OpenStack, now after leaving his startup company based on the open source IaaS cloud computing project, he says it has "lost its heart."

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OpenStack simplifies setup with Community App Catalog

OpenStack's latest move to broaden its reach is an open catalog of apps and infrastructure, for newbies and experts alike

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IBM doubles down on OpenStack for hybrid clouds

IBM's next OpenStack move is Bluemix-hosted services for managing cloud infrastructure -- but will they create dependencies of their own?

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Red Hat reworks OpenStack, OpenShift for containers

Red Hat's repackaging and integration effort aims to ease app delivery across all platforms: bare metal, VMs, and containers

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OpenStack can't carry the private cloud without AWS

OpenStack is flying high in the private cloud, but success may ultimately depend on Amazon's support

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Ubuntu 15.04 combines OpenStack and LXD hypervisor in one package

Canonical's new Linux distribution unveils its LXD container runtime, which offers the best features of both containers and VMs

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OpenStack, bare metal, or containers? Yes to all three

Piston's new CloudOS aims to manage bare metal servers, VMs in OpenStack, and eventually containers

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How not to market OpenStack: A lesson from Nebula's failure

The demise of Nebula indicates that delivering OpenStack via a hardware appliance was bound to fail in the long run

HP boxes up the cloud for the enterprise

The HP Helion Rack provides a prepackaged cloud ready to run

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Momentum builds as major OpenStack rev approaches

Mirantis adds Docker to OpenStack; IBM introduces an OpenStack-powered hybrid; and Canonical woos telecoms with a Juniper partnership

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Walmart doubles down on OpenStack

After migrating one of the world's largest e-commerce operations to OpenStack last year, Walmart's technologists hungrily anticipate the latest improvements as the project evolves

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IBM embraces Docker, OpenStack in Bluemix hybrid cloud plans

IBM's hybrid cloud plans involve moving workloads between public and private clouds via Docker, with Bluemix as the bridge

5 ways OpenStack Trove will change how you manage databases

A database-as-a-service framework for OpenStack, Trove lays the groundwork for automating the provisioning and management of leading SQL and NoSQL databases

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