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Piston OpenStack Co-Founder Joshua McKenty Leaves for Pivotal

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Tuesday 30 September 2014 7:17 am

From the “I Didn’t See That One Coming” files:

Joshua McKenty is one of my favorite people in the OpenStack communiMcKentyty. He’s one of the co-founders of the NASA side of OpenStack, a co-founder for Piston Cloud Computing and a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board.

I just found out that McKenty is leaving Piston, the company he helped to create after leaving NASA and is now moving to a new role at Pivotal.

Officially, McKenty will be the Field CTO of Cloud Foundry. This is a big deal.

It means renewed respect and credibility for Cloud Foundry as major force not just in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) space but in the broader cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) space as well.

Simply put, there are few humans on this planet we call Earth, with the depth of experience and the ability to articulate what OpenStack should be, like McKenty.

What this means to Piston is not all bad either. In 2012, McKenty found himself a new CEO for Piston with Jim Morrisroe. I have no reason to suspect that Morrisroe has done anything other than an exemplary job. On the marketing side, Piston has McKenty’s co-founder, the incomparable Gretchen Curtis. So while the loss of McKenty an be described as nothing less then epic, I suspect that Piston will continue to be a successful player in the OpenStack market for years to come.

And to you Joshua – good luck in this Pivotal new role.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Piston OpenStack Co-Founder Joshua McKenty Leaves for Pivotal

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Tuesday 30 September 2014 7:17 am

From the “I Didn’t See That One Coming” files:

Joshua McKenty is one of my favorite people in the OpenStack communiMcKentyty. He’s one of the co-founders of the NASA side of OpenStack, a co-founder for Piston Cloud Computing and a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board.

I just found out that McKenty is leaving Piston, the company he helped to create after leaving NASA and is now moving to a new role at Pivotal.

Officially, McKenty will be the Field CTO of Cloud Foundry. This is a big deal.

It means renewed respect and credibility for Cloud Foundry as major force not just in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) space but in the broader cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) space as well.

Simply put, there are few humans on this planet we call Earth, with the depth of experience and the ability to articulate what OpenStack should be, like McKenty.

What this means to Piston is not all bad either. In 2012, McKenty found himself a new CEO for Piston with Jim Morrisroe. I have no reason to suspect that Morrisroe has done anything other than an exemplary job. On the marketing side, Piston has McKenty’s co-founder, the incomparable Gretchen Curtis. So while the loss of McKenty an be described as nothing less then epic, I suspect that Piston will continue to be a successful player in the OpenStack market for years to come.

And to you Joshua – good luck in this Pivotal new role.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Piston OpenStack Co-Founder Joshua McKenty Leaves for Pivotal

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Tuesday 30 September 2014 7:17 am

From the “I Didn’t See That One Coming” files:

Joshua McKenty is one of my favorite people in the OpenStack communiMcKentyty. He’s one of the co-founders of the NASA side of OpenStack, a co-founder for Piston Cloud Computing and a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board.

I just found out that McKenty is leaving Piston, the company he helped to create after leaving NASA and is now moving to a new role at Pivotal.

Officially, McKenty will be the Field CTO of Cloud Foundry. This is a big deal.

It means renewed respect and credibility for Cloud Foundry as major force not just in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) space but in the broader cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) space as well.

Simply put, there are few humans on this planet we call Earth, with the depth of experience and the ability to articulate what OpenStack should be, like McKenty.

What this means to Piston is not all bad either. In 2012, McKenty found himself a new CEO for Piston with Jim Morrisroe. I have no reason to suspect that Morrisroe has done anything other than an exemplary job. On the marketing side, Piston has McKenty’s co-founder, the incomparable Gretchen Curtis. So while the loss of McKenty an be described as nothing less then epic, I suspect that Piston will continue to be a successful player in the OpenStack market for years to come.

And to you Joshua – good luck in this Pivotal new role.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Piston OpenStack Co-Founder Joshua McKenty Leaves for Pivotal

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Tuesday 30 September 2014 7:17 am

From the “I Didn’t See That One Coming” files:

Joshua McKenty is one of my favorite people in the OpenStack communiMcKentyty. He’s one of the co-founders of the NASA side of OpenStack, a co-founder for Piston Cloud Computing and a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board.

I just found out that McKenty is leaving Piston, the company he helped to create after leaving NASA and is now moving to a new role at Pivotal.

Officially, McKenty will be the Field CTO of Cloud Foundry. This is a big deal.

It means renewed respect and credibility for Cloud Foundry as major force not just in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) space but in the broader cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) space as well.

Simply put, there are few humans on this planet we call Earth, with the depth of experience and the ability to articulate what OpenStack should be, like McKenty.

What this means to Piston is not all bad either. In 2012, McKenty found himself a new CEO for Piston with Jim Morrisroe. I have no reason to suspect that Morrisroe has done anything other than an exemplary job. On the marketing side, Piston has McKenty’s co-founder, the incomparable Gretchen Curtis. So while the loss of McKenty an be described as nothing less then epic, I suspect that Piston will continue to be a successful player in the OpenStack market for years to come.

And to you Joshua – good luck in this Pivotal new role.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Tech to help decide on a college

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Tuesday 30 September 2014 1:15 am

CNET News Video: Tech to help decide on a college

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March 20, 2014

Any day now, your high school senior should be finding out which college he or she has been accepted to. Hopefully, there will be several great schools to choose from. In this Tech Minute, CNET’s Kara Tsuboi provides some handy tech resources to aid your family in making this big decision.

Tech to help decide on a college

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Tuesday 30 September 2014 1:15 am

CNET News Video: Tech to help decide on a college

0:59 /
March 20, 2014

Any day now, your high school senior should be finding out which college he or she has been accepted to. Hopefully, there will be several great schools to choose from. In this Tech Minute, CNET’s Kara Tsuboi provides some handy tech resources to aid your family in making this big decision.

OpenStack Ironic Approved for Kilo Integrated Release

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Saturday 20 September 2014 5:32 am

From the ‘Bare Metal Rulez’ files:

The Ironic OpenStack bare metal technology is one of the most interesting projects with openstackthe open-source OpenStack platform that I’ve been tracking in recent years. Ironic enables bare metal provisioning of servers which is becoming increasingly important for service providers.

For example, Rackspace now has a Bare Metal offering called OnMetal which already uses Ironic in order to provision cloud compute services.

While Rackspace has found Ironic safe to use in production, Ironic was not deemed to be ready to be part of the official OpenStack Juno release coming up next month.

An official vote by the OpenStack Technical Committee on September 16 however now has confirmed that Ironic will in fact be part of the OpenStack Kilo release in 2015.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Larry Ellison Steps Down as Oracle CEO, to become CTO

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Friday 19 September 2014 5:25 am

From the “Samurai Leadership” files:

Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO of Oracle.Larry Ellison SUN SPARC Oracle

Let that sink in for a second.

One of the most well-known personalities and forces in the technology world is stepping down from the primary leadership of the company he has led for decades.

But Larry isn’t going too far.

Ellison will now become Oracle’s CTO and will remain the Chairman of Oracle Inc. Oracle co-presidents Safra Katz and Mark Hurd will now become the company’s co-CEOs.

“Safra and Mark will now report to the Oracle Board rather than to me,” Ellison said in a statement. “All the other reporting relationships will remain unchanged. The three of us have been working well together for the last several years, and we plan to continue working together for the foreseeable future. Keeping this management team in place has always been a top priority of mine.”

Oracle Board’s Presiding Director, Dr. Michael Boskin noted in a statement that,””Larry has made it very clear that he wants to keep working full time and focus his energy on product engineering, technology development and strategy.”

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Former Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens Joins Google

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Tuesday 9 September 2014 3:50 am

From the ‘Where are they now’ files:

On August 28, Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens announced that he was leaving Red Hat after being at the company for the last 12 years. At the time, we didn’t know where he was headed.

Now we do.

Stevens is now working at Google as the Vice-President of Cloud Platforms.

Could be a very interesting role for Stevens and one that certainly has great potential as Google’s cloud efforts compete against Amazon, Microsoft and the multiple OpenStack based players.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

OpenStack Manila project Approved for Incubation

Posted by eXactBot Hosting | News | Tuesday 2 September 2014 2:27 am

openstackFrom the ‘cloud storage’ files:

The first time I ever heard of the Manila project was at the recent OpenStack Atlanta summit. I had planned to sit in on the Manila session, but the room was overflowing and I wasn’t allowed in, which was very disappointing.

The OpenStack Foundation however does a fantastic job of taping and publicly posting its Summit session and I’ve since had the chance to view the whole session (check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR-X7jbG5QM).

So what is Manilla? It’s an OpenStack File Share service project, sponsored by Red Hat and NetApp.

More importantly, Manila is now an officially incubated project within the OpenStack Foundation. As an incubated project, Manila could one day land as an official integrated project, though don’t look for that until at least 2015.

“Stated simply, the goal of the Manila project is to do for shared filesystem storage what Cinder has done for blocks storage,” the Manila project’s incubation application states. “We aim to provide a vendor neutral management interface that allows for provisioning and attaching shared filesystems such as NFS, CIFS, and more.”

To the extent possible we aim to mirror the architecture of Cinder, with support for a public REST API, multiple backends, and a scheduler that performs resource assignment decisions.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist