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Revving up for the OpenStack Summit in Boston

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April 24, 2017 12:54 am

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The Boston OpenStack Summit is just around the corner and it’s time to accelerate your journey to an open source cloud infrastructure. Every organization is looking for the agility, innovation and faster time to value to deal with today’s rapidly changing business challenges. Why not plan a pit stop at booth B6 and talk to …

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OpenStack Private Cloud is Doing Just Fine

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March 15, 2017 2:50 am

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Sometimes you have to dig beneath the surface of headlines to understand what’s really going on.  I guess that’s one thing most of us have learned in recent months. Sometimes you need some careful analysis to get to the real story. It seems like that’s as true in the IT world as it is with tabloid …

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3 Myths about Private Cloud Economics Exposed

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February 8, 2017 6:32 am

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There’s one thing that everyone seems to agree on. Cloud computing is here to stay and it’s going to continue growing.  And it’s no secret why businesses are driving this trend. They are looking to reduce costs, drive growth, make their IT more agile and scalable, all while delivering more innovation. When it comes to …

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Pi Aims for Large Slice of the Cloud Market with OpenStack

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January 12, 2017 11:54 am

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Just in case anyone thinks there’s a typo in the title, I’m referring to “Pi” as in the 16th letter of Greek alphabet or the mathematical constant. Not “Pie” as in apple pie. More specifically, this is about Pi DATACENTERS, a cloud service provider in India who is aiming to capture a large slice of …

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YEP – That’s Another Win for SUSE OpenStack Cloud!

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December 13, 2016 6:02 am

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The SVC Awards are always a great way to round out the year.  At an event hosted at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington in London, the SVC Awards recognize and reward the outstanding products, companies and teams involved in the Storage, Virtualization and Cloud sectors. We are delighted to say that SUSE won the Cloud …

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3 Ways to Make Cloud MORE Boring

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November 9, 2016 5:30 am

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“May you live in interesting times.” This traditional Chinese curse has a slightly sarcastic edge. It’s really saying “may you experience much disorder and trouble in your life”.  The implication is that if you want an easier life, you need to live in peaceful, tranquil or even boring times. We don’t live in boring times. …

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OpenStack Cloud – Mixing Evolution with Revolution

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October 25, 2016 1:00 am

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OpenStack is widely recognized as the ideal platform for developing new, agile and innovative cloud-native workloads. It’s also seen as the perfect environment for DevOps. While that is undoubtedly true, more and more enterprise users are also seeing its huge potential for transforming their existing traditional IT infrastructures. That potential for IT transformation has become …

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IT Transformation at SUSECON 2016: A Guide to Cloud

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October 13, 2016 6:51 am

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We are a little under 4 weeks away from SUSECON 2016 and here at SUSE, we are in full swing ensuring it is an event you won’t forget.  Back in August the session catalog became available and we followed the release up with a blog (Future Gazing—Crystal Ball or SUSECON?) to provide you with a …

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OpenStack Past, Present and Future

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September 28, 2016 9:24 am

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According to the famous quote-master Yogi Berra, “nostalgia ain’t what it used to be”.  While that may be true, the open source community couldn’t resist indulging in some well-earned nostalgia recently.  Having just passed major milestones of 25 years for Linux and 6 years of OpenStack, we’ve had the chance to look back at the …

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SUSE Linux Enterprise and OpenStack: Have it All and Have it Now

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August 3, 2016 9:48 am

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I want it all and I want it now! Not only is that a great rock anthem from the 1980s, but it also reflects the demands of the modern consumer.  Living in today’s mobile-centric, social media driven, internet enabled age, consumers expect fast and convenient access to services and products on their terms.  The business …

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