Microsoft is adding the Operations Management Suite to System Center, extending the hybrid cloud management tool to System Center.
The idea of a standard container runtime and image format may not be far off. Docker and CoreOS, as well as practically everyone who's anyone in cloud, have teamed up to form a new Linux Foundation initiative.
VMware unveiled Monday its VMware Identity Manager, which offers a single sign-on system for access to enterprise apps as well as integration with its AirWatch enterprise mobility management platform.
While some vendors may argue that OpenStack just isn't suitable for running legacy apps, businesses say it's a requirement that they be able to run such apps in OpenStack. Rather than force a reworking of legacy apps to fit the cloud, better for the OpenStack community to figure out how to make OpenStack friendlier to legacy apps, an executive from Wells Fargo said during a panel at the OpenStack Summit.
While Docker dominates the container conversation right now, it's far from certain that it will continue to do so in the future. Despite the thriving ecosystem of companies around the Docker technology, Docker Inc.'s acquisition strategy has made some businesses wary of building on top of the container. Plus, this renewed interest in containers may be opening doors for new and old container technologies, strengthening the competition against Docker.
It's conference season for Microsoft. Last week, we covered news from the company's developer-oriented Build conference. And this week, Microsoft is deep into the more general purpose Ignite conference.
CoreOS, which built its business on Docker but has since developed its own competitive container technology, may very well give the top containerization company a run for its money. At the kickoff of its inaugural CoreOS Fest event in San Francisco, the company announced a handful of big guns, including Google, Red Hat, VMware and Apcera, as supporters of its Rocket container technology.
VMware launched two new open source projects that help it to play in the growing containerization and microservices markets.
Last week, reports indicated that HP saw the light--or lack of it--and planned to exit the public cloud market. Of course, it's not true.
Microsoft is taking aim at Google, Amazon Web Services and its other public cloud competitors with the launch of Nano Server and Hyper-V containerization technology.