Gigaom Research Report: OpenStack’s Inflection Point

You might have read my recent report on Gigaom: OpenStack’s Inflection Point: What to Look for in 2015, comments welcome. Among the things I had correctly called out to watch for, here are some early updates from the OpenStack community on some of them: 1) Product Management OpenStackPM Kilo Mid cycle meetup kickstarted the conversations on Read more about Gigaom Research Report: OpenStack’s Inflection Point[…]

OpenStack Paris Summit 2014 – The People of OpenStack

MetaCloud took an awesome initiative to highlight the most influential people of OpenStack. What better way than to ask the community to vote for the most influential people and the community voted too. MetaCloud made a nice deck of playing cards with 54 most influential people, which was sought like hot cakes at the summit! Kudos to Read more about OpenStack Paris Summit 2014 – The People of OpenStack[…]

OpenStack Paris Summit 2014 – Talks/ Panels from Cloud Don

OpenStack Summit 2014 in Paris has been the largest summit so far, with more than 4600 attendees! I have been doing what I do at the summits – talk to different personas. After donning the Analyst hat, I will be wearing my developer hat for the next two days to look at what’s next for Read more about OpenStack Paris Summit 2014 – Talks/ Panels from Cloud Don[…]

Cloud Don is now an HP Helion MVP!

I am honored to receive the award of an HP Helion MVP, joining the elite group of Kenneth Hui, Adron Hall, Colin McNamara, Marcelo Dieder, Michael Still and more! Why am I excited? The Helion MVP award acknowledges technical expertise, community contributions, and the dedication to being a thought leader in the Cloud space. It Read more about Cloud Don is now an HP Helion MVP![…]

OpenStack – Continuing the momentum

<Cross posting from my LinkedIn Influencer Post> I have been monitoring the OpenStack ecosystem since it’s Cactus release days. I am also a proud member of the OpenStack community, a contributor, an influencer and an enthusiast. Despite the skepticism from some analysts, I am more excited than ever for OpenStack ecosystem. Here are some reasons why: Read more about OpenStack – Continuing the momentum[…]

What’s HP’s Cloud Strategy? Part 2: A quick SWOT Analysis

Disclaimer: I was one of the invited bloggers attending HP Discover 2014 with T&E taken care of by HP. HP DIDN’T pay for this blog post.Please note that all these are based on public data and no speculations or use of any confidential data here. In my previous post, we saw a quick intro to HP Helion Read more about What’s HP’s Cloud Strategy? Part 2: A quick SWOT Analysis[…]

What’s HP’s Cloud Strategy? Part 1: HP Helion Overview

HP’s re-branded cloud offerings – HP Helion and HP Helion OpenStack were the top things I was looking for at the HP Discover 2014 early this month. Here is what I learnt, and it didn’t disappoint. HP Helion Portfolio HP re-branded its entire cloud portfolio as HP Helion. HP Helion consists of the entire stack of hardware, software and Read more about What’s HP’s Cloud Strategy? Part 1: HP Helion Overview[…]

HP Discover 2014 – what I am looking for

Thanks to Stephen Spector’s invite, here I am attending the HP Discover 2014 as an Independent Blogger. We kicked off the day with Steph interviewing me and Ernesto of 1cloudRoad (will update once the video is available). Obviously, there is a ton of news/ announcements here. Amidst all the activitu, here are the top three things I will be learning Read more about HP Discover 2014 – what I am looking for[…]

Is it possible to add a Backdoor entry into OpenStack?

During the The New Stack Analyst Podcast on OpenStack Contribution Trends, @VirtualTal of Adallom raised an interesting question about one of the contributing companies who were blacklisted by many governments. His concern was the possibility of this contributor adding backdoor entry code into OpenStack code. Though I addressed that briefly, I couldn’t explain in detail since Read more about Is it possible to add a Backdoor entry into OpenStack?[…]