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「openSUSE 12.1」リリース、デスクトップ環境のアップデートや仮想化の強化が特徴 [ #opencloudjp ]

openSUSE開発チームは11月16日、最新安定版「openSUSE 12.1」をリリースした。デスクトップ環境には「GNOME Shell 3.2.1」を搭載、プライベートクラウド「ownCloud」やBtrfsスナップショット管理「Snapper」などの新機能が盛り込まれている。仮想化やクラウド機能も強化された。XenやKVM、VirtualBoxといった主要な仮想化システムに対応、クラウドではEucalyptus、OpenNebula、OpenStackなどを利用してクラウド構築できる。エンドユーザー向けには、KDEのオンラインストレージ「ownCloud」をサポートした。

こんな夜中にOpenFlowでネットワークをプログラミング! [ #cloudmix ]


Rackspace Readies OpenStack Training for Private Clouds

The OpenStack platform is evolving pretty rapidly, but there’s plenty left to do – like training. Companies looking to deploy OpenStack may have a hard time finding in-house talent or hiring folks with experience. To help pave the way for OpenStack growth, and to make a few bucks in the process, Rackspace has announced a global training program to get admins and developers up to speed. The OpenStack software training is five days and runs $3,000 per student. (For comparison, Red Hat’s one-day Cloud Architecture class runs about $1,600 per student.) The classes will be offered in Austin, Boston, London, and San Antonio in 2011. On-site classes for companies are also available, though pricing was not announced for the custom classes.

OpenStack’s First Birthday: A Year in Review

OpenStack, the open source cloud computing project initiated by NASA and Rackspace, celebrated its first birthday on July 19. OpenStack’s open source code enables customers to create public or private cloud environments that deliver functionality analogous to that provided by private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) vendors such as Amazon Web Services, Joyent or Verizon Terremark. The OpenStack project began with the support of 25 companies but has grown significantly over the last year to the point where it now claims the backing of 80 companies that collectively offer financial and technical support to a staff of 217 developers. Current contributors include AMD, Canonical, Cisco, Dell, Intel and Citrix and start-ups such as Piston Cloud Computing and Nephoscale.

OpenStack turns 1. What’s next?

OpenStack, the open-source, cloud-computing software project founded by Rackspace and NASA, celebrates its first birthday tomorrow. It has been a busy year for the project, which appears to have grown much faster than even its founders expected it would. A year in, OpenStack is still picking up steam and looks not only like an open source alternative to Amazon Web Services and VMware vCloud in the public Infrastructure as a Service space, but also a democratizing force in the private-cloud software space.