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 …

OpenStack Kubernetes IaaS is this a Cloud Computing management system whose time has come?

SF Bay OpenStack Meetup – OpenStack on Kubernetes?

This two-part session at the SFBay OpenStack Meetup looks at the idea of an Openstack Kubernetes IaaS. OpenStack was designed as a virtual server-focused IaaS platform. Kubernetes is the Google-invented, open source Container management platform. The meetup starts with a brief discussion by John Starmer, Kumulus Tech’s Director of Education, …

OpenStack Seattle – HPE Keynote – Containers and OpenStack

HPE’s Lisa-Marie Namphy discusses the impact of Container technology on OpenStack with our CTO, Robert Starmer, during the 2016 OpenStack Days Seattle event. Lisa provided a prequel with her HPE Community blog post and generated a lot of community and customer input and questions that Lisa used to drive the …

SaaS as an Enterprise Software Development Tool?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is the Cloud Computing service model most are familiar with, but exactly what SaaS means is changing. SaaS is moving beyond the role of Storage, Office, Productivity, Messaging, etc. for enterprise users. We are starting to see some SaaS applications approaching PaaS-like functionality, where machine-to-machine, machine-to-human, and human-to-machine …

Enterprise IaaS systems are hosting #LegacyApps on infrastructure intended for #Cloud-native applications. Will it work?

What Changes for Enterprise Applications Running on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Do modern Enterprise IaaS systems have a place for enterprise applications from pre-Cloud times? Infrastructure-as-a-Service is a core service model in Cloud Computing, but its basic approach to how it handle resiliency drastically differs from the traditional rock-solid infrastructure model traditionally employed for enterprise applications. Add to that the fact …