5 advantages HP StoreOnce Backup brings to cloud service providers

Post by Srikanth Venkata Seshu (thank you)

In my last post, I talked about what every cloud service provider needs to know about BaaS. I showed how BaaS offerings can be structured and some of the key considerations for cloud service providers looking to add BaaS to their portfolios. Now I’m going to continue where I left off by talking about HP’s Cloud Backup Service Ready Solution, based on HP StoreOnce Backup.

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Strategy Analytics: OpenStack, CloudStack Bite into VMware

Post by Chris Talbot (thank you)

VMware (VMW) had a dominant share of the IaaS market, but that share has been on a downward slide the last few years as open source cloud platforms continue to eat away at the virtualization solutions vendor’s market share. That’s according to new research from Strategy Analytics Business Cloud Strategies, which noted in a recent report that the likes of OpenStack and CloudStack have managed to swipe some of VMware’s share of the IaaS market.

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Storage drivers take advantage of OpenStack

Post by Avishay Traeger and Ronen Kat (thank you) – IBM Research – Haifa

Started two years ago by Rackspace and NASA, the OpenStack Foundation was envisioned as an open and common code base for businesses to build public and private cloud infrastructure – while sharing common approaches to management services and APIs.

In short, OpenStack is free open source software for cloud infrastructure and management. It’s growing fast with more than 150 member companies, worldwide. IBM joined the foundation in April 2012, seeing the foundation’s platform as an important way to help clients use the cloud, as well as promote a ubiquitous Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud platform for public and private clouds.

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