Are they really just Containers v2.0?

Unikernels – will they be the next hype thing after Containers or are they “just” Containers v2.0? How do they compare to Containers, Bare Metal or Serverless compute models? Kumulus Tech CTO, Robert Starmer, breaks down how they are like, yet differ from, Linux Containers and where their value proposition …






AKA “Function-as-a-Service”

Serverless Computing- a powerful Cloud function, but also the latest confusing buzzword in the world of Cloud computing and application development. Perhaps better described a “Function-as-a-Service,” this tool allows developers to focus on application development rather than the infrastructure needed to support an application. In this episode, Robert Starmer, Kumulus …






Public Cloud is _not_ the answer.

The pundits are wrong. The Public vs Private vs Hybrid argument is sort of like arguing whether a truck, sedan or SUV is the car to own. Kumulus Technologies CTO, Robert Starmer, explains why like the car analogy, each deployment or service model has distinctive pros and cons that make …






PacketPushers: Datanauts Podcast 060: Running OpenStack in Containers

Robert Starmer talks with Datanauts host Drew Conry-Murray about the general whys and hows of operating OpenStack in Containers. They then explore the relationship between OpenStack and Kubernetes, and how stateful services like storage and databases might function. Finally, they discuss the Kolla project which leverages Ansible and Docker to …






Saas on OpenStack (Software-as-a-Service)

Using OpenStack to Support a SaaS Cloud

OpenStack is, first and foremost, built to provide an Infrastructure-as-a-Service, however, its versatility has lent it to breaking out of that box and being used to build and support both PaaS and SaaS clouds. In this episode Robert Starmer, the CTO of Kumulus Technologies discusses how SaaS works and how …






Saying Goodbye to OpenStack

Containers have won, throw up your hands and just admit it. But let’s first consider that OpenStack had a good run. Six years… it’s been just a bit over six years since NASA’s Nebula Cloud “science project” morphed into the open source OpenStack and set its sights on world domination. …






How OpenStack Supports PaaS Clouds

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is “the Developer’s Cloud” – a cloud computing service model that provides software developers with the tools they need to build and deploy applications, without the need to worry about managing infrastructure. OpenStack, though designed as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform has several PaaS systems that integrate with it. In …






SF Bay OpenStack Meetup – OpenStack on Kubernetes?

This two-part session at the SFBay OpenStack Meetup starts with a brief discussion by John Starmer, Kumulus Tech’s Director of Education, of the relationship between OpenStack and Containers in general, before considering the possibility of treating OpenStack as a distributed, microservice-like application ready for containerization and then management with a …