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Monthly Archives: October 2014

VMware Integrated OpenStack Sprints Out of the Gate


  • Update on VMware Integrated OpenStack Beta
  • CSC and VMware Partner on New OpenStack IaaS Offering

Just about eight weeks ago, we announced the beta program for our new VMware Integrated OpenStack distribution at VMworld US 2014. VMware Integrated OpenStack pairs developer-friendly OpenStack APIs with VMware’s proven software-defined data center technologies for compute, network, storage and management. The result is enterprise-class infrastructure that provides your cloud application development teams with powerful capabilities (e.g., control over network topology, tiered storage, workload high-availability) while providing those running the cloud infrastructure with the familiar and powerful management tools they need (e.g., troubleshooting, cost visibility, install/upgrade) to run a cost-effective and production-grade cloud.

We received an overwhelming number of requests to participate in the limited VMware Integrated OpenStack beta program, confirming that our product vision is well aligned with where the market is going. We’ve had the privilege of working closely with many of our most forward-thinking customers and partners, incorporating their feedback on how VMware Integrated OpenStack can make it simple to build a production-grade OpenStack cloud on top of their existing vSphere environment.

One beta participant even blew our own high expectations out of the water, completing the installation of a production-ready OpenStack on top of their standard vSphere build-out within 30 minutes. This was thanks to some very fast storage, as a normal install takes around an hour. Still this is impressive. Just to put this in perspective, customers traditionally spend several months and countless consulting dollars attempting to get a greenfield OpenStack implementation deployed, validated, and paired with the right management tools, performance characteristics, security controls for production use. Combining the strong foundation of our customer’s existing vSphere environments with the production-grade OpenStack reference architecture and installer from VMware Integrated OpenStack, we really can change the way an organization looks at rolling out an OpenStack cloud.



CSC and VMware Take OpenStack to Market

Following up on our successful launch of VMware Integrated OpenStack, our CEO Pat Gelsinger announced at VMworld EMEA that CSC has chosen VMware Integrated OpenStack as the foundation of their next-generation Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. CSC will combine its Agility Platform with VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware’s enterprise-class compute, networking, storage and management solutions. Including VMware vSphere®, VMware NSX™, VMware Virtual SAN™ and VMware vCenter™ Log Insight™.  In building this platform based on a software-defined data center architecture and leveraging OpenStack with VMware technologies, CSC will meet the requirement of its enterprise customers who are looking for proven, highly-available infrastructures on which to develop and run cloud application workloads.

Finally, Team OpenStack @ VMware is gearing up to attend our 10th OpenStack Summit next week in Paris, France.  Whether you’re an old-timer or are going for the first time, I’d encourage you to stop by our booth as well as check out the great sessions we have on using OpenStack with VMware.

See you there!


VMware @ OpenStack Summit Paris

One of the most exciting things for our team coming up next week is the opportunity to share the results of our VMware Integrated OpenStack Beta program at the OpenStack Summit in Paris, November 3-7.

More to come on the Beta program a little later (that’s our cliff hanger), In the mean time, we’ve  created an easy to navigate online calendar of all of VMware’s sessions here.

Monday, November 3

Tuesday, November 4

Wednesday, November 5

See you at the show.