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What is OpenStack? How does it build an IaaS cloud?

OpenStack is a leader in open source cloud management systems (CMS) that, while it can be used to build PaaS and SaaS model clouds, was initially intended to provide IaaS cloud functionality. What is OpenStack and how does it provide an Infrastructure-as-a-Service? OpenStack is a collection of (primarily) python-based software …






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How Containers help with OpenStack – OpenStack in Containers – Kolla

One of the questions that often comes up is if you should run OpenStack to run containers, or if you should run OpenStack _in_ containers. I think both are valid options, and to that end, I’ve been working with the Kolla project to get a better feel for how these …






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Let’s figure out what a Computer in the Cloud actually is.

Did you know not all computers in the cloud are virtual? Learn about the changing world of the computer in cloud computing as Kumulus Technologies’ CTO, Robert Starmer, clarifies how baremetal, virtual servers and container technologies are changing how the cloud works. Click on the video above to watch! Need …






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Why cloud computing as a business model is moving from disruption to staus quo.

Let’s face it. Unless you know about the US NIST Model, cloud computing is not only hard to define, its hard to understand. We’ve heard “The Cloud” described as ‘just a buzzword,’ the answer to all things IT, or ‘just someone else’s computer,’ all of which are wrong. In this …






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Containers – Part 3 – Container Benefits for the Enterprise

Enterprises are once again faced with a major shift in the application development technology landscape. And, once again, it appears that adopting this technology correctly is imperative for business success and growth. In the two previous installments in this series, we looked at two technologies that are at the core of the “new” …






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Containers for Application Development- Part 2 – the Microservices Application Model

When last we left the container world, we had looked at the shifts that have brought the Container model to the front and center of every developers attention. But we have yet to look at where this fits into the Enterprise application development environment, and I believe we need to …






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OpenStack – After the Install – Monitor, Manage, Upgrade

The days of OpenStack being hard to install are over (mostly), and what has become the new challenge is keeping an OpenStack system healthy, running and up to date. In this episode of Five Minutes of Cloud, Kumulus Technologies’ CTO and founder, Robert Starmer discusses some of the concerns and …