Opera Software has released its State of the Mobile Web report for November 2010 today, but has also taken the opportunity to look back at the preceding months to summarize trends and statistics related to global mobile Web usage for 2010. The findings? Mobile Web surfing is way, way up. Opera served 340 billion pages during the first 11 months of the year compared with only 129 billion pages during the same period in 2009. There are now 80 million users on the mobile Web using Opera's Mini browser - a 91.8% increase from last year. Opera: State of the Mobile Web, Year-End 2010
OpenStack Plans Next Two Cloud Platform Releases at First Public Design Summit | Rackspace Newsroom More than 250+ participants, from over 90 companies in 14 countries participated in OpenStack Design Summit SAN ANTONIO – November 17, 2010 – OpenStack™, an open source cloud project with broad developer and commercial support, completed its first public Design Summit last week, which attracted more than 250 people from 90 companies and 14 countries to plan the next two releases, code-named ‘Bexar’ and ‘Cactus.’ Taking place at the Weston Centre in San Antonio, Texas, the four-day event was hosted by Rackspace® Hosting, a founding member of the open source project. The OpenStack Design Summit featured two separate tracks, one consisting of developer-led sessions to plan the next two code releases, and one for interested users and the partner ecosystem to discuss deployment and commercial opportunities.
OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service (Glance) in Launchpad
NASA’s Nebula: The Cloud in a Container « Data Center Knowledge The Verari data center container housing the NASA Nebula cloud computing application arrives at Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. What do you get when you combine cloud computing and data center containers? You get NASA’s Nebula, the space agency’s new data powerhouse, which provides on-demand computing power for NASA researchers. Nebula was recently cited by federal CIO Vivek Kundra as an example of the government’s ability to “leverage the most innovative technologies.” The Nebula application lives in a 40-foot container at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.
OpenStack « RightScale Blog
For some time now, the folks at Canonical have been trying to establish Ubuntu as the operating system for cloud computing. Mark Shuttleworth, till recently, Canonical CEO, underscored this mission during his keynote at the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit, in which he noted full support for ARM-based servers, as well as for the OpenStack cloud platform (hat tip to ARMdevices.net for finding this clip): Our coverage around startups like Smooth-stone always notes that although the technology is groundbreaking, it’s nothing without users willing to make the switch to ARM servers. Well, OS support is crucial even before customers, so it’s notable that Smooth-stone will have at least Ubuntu in its corner. For the class of applications that can benefit from low-power processors running at a high level of scale, ARM servers should be a compelling choice when they’re available. Canonical CEO on ARM and OpenStack for Ubuntu Servers: Cloud «
NASA Nebula | Nurturing Innovation with Nebula I’ve been with NASA for over 25 years and Nebula is by far the most dynamic project I’ve worked on to date. Truly inspired, Nebula has many lessons to share with others on how a small group can drive innovation within a larger, highly structured organization. I’m glad to be a part of Team Nebula so that can I experience daily the energy that pumps through this project team.
Why NASA uses Open Source - InternetNews:The Blog - Sean Michael Kerner From the 'Best Tech Isn't Necessarily in Area 51' files: With Billions of dollars and massive technology needs that are literally out-of-this-world, NASA has a lot of unique computing requirements. As it turns out, some of those requirements can be fulfilled by technology that isn't all that different from what regular enterprises need too. In order to save the data from distant spacecraft, satellites and other scientific endeavors, NASA is leveraging open source tech (including Ubuntu Linux) and regular enterprise networking components to meet their mission. I had the privilege of speaking with NASA's CTO for IT Chris Kemp this week around the OpenStack project in which NASA is participating.
NASA Nebula - Cloud Computing
OpenStack Wants to Be Android of The Cloud Say hello to OpenStack, an open-source cloud platform, which hopes to compete with several proprietary cloud platforms including those being developed by Microsoft and VMware. RackSpace is spearheading the project and is donating the code that powers its Cloud Files and Cloud Servers to the OpenStack project. The project is also going to incorporate technology from the Nebula Cloud Platform developed by NASA. Here are the key components of the platform: * a fully distributed object store based on Rackspace Cloud Files.
Last evening, I reported on the emergence of OpenStack, an open-source cloud project backed by Rackspace and supported by NASA and two dozen other companies. Since the initial news was released, a lot of folks have been sharing their sentiments about the offering and why they think it is important. Simon Crosby, CTO of Citrix, the company behind the open source Xen hypervisor: VMware has been playing the “we invented the cloud” drum-roll for a couple of years now, but has yet to deliver its first enterprise-ready cloud product — vCloud — which is being developed in a project codenamed Redwood. Why OpenStack Matters: Cloud Insiders Weigh In
OpenStack OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution. Who's behind OpenStack?
NASA gives OpenStack instant credibility Rackspace, looking for credibility in the open source cloud stack arena, found it by drawing in NASA as an active collaborator. The new OpenStack project will power NASA's own Nebula cloud and puts new pressure on Eucalyptus, as well as Amazon's EC2 and the whole Hadoop ecosystem. The system is being released under an Apache 2 license. Some differentiation between the two stacks is already apparent.
By tim, on July 19th, 2010 Follow tim on Twitter Today’s big open source announcement is OpenStack, an open source cloud platform that aims to be an non-proprietary alternative to Amazon’s Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3). There are nearly 30 companies currently signed up to support OpenStack, including NASA, Citrix, Dell, Intel, AMD and Right Scale, but the big mover here is Rackspace, which says: OpenStack takes on Amazon with open source cloud computing
Marten Mickos Talks Red Hat, OpenStack and M&A: Cloud « Private-cloud pioneer Eucalyptus is furthering its partner-centric growth strategy by teaming up with Red Hat. It’s a mutually beneficial alliance, as Eucalyptus gets access to companies running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and the Deltacloud API, and Red Hat gets an IaaS capability to strengthen its case against rival VMware and its vCloud tools. Possibly more important than the actual announcement, though, is the timing: Eucalyptus is no longer the only software on the market that can be used to build internal clouds, and CEO Marten Mickos knows his company must act to fend off the these encroachments onto its turf. As cloud computing industry watchers know, Eucalyptus was the first house on the block now populated by the likes of Cloud.com, Nimbula, Abiquo, OpenStack, VMware and others. VMware might have the biggest home, but it was Eucalyptus’s house where everyone hung out – at least until OpenStack moved in.