Coriolis v2 – Adding DRaaS to Cloud Migrations

Coriolis v2 – Adding DRaaS to Cloud Migrations

  We’re excited to announce that our Coriolis cloud migration project introduced earlier this year just reached a new important milestone. With the addition of new features specifically aimed at business continuity and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Coriolis now offers both one-off migrations as well as constantly up to date replicas of virtual…

Announcing project Coriolis – Cloud Migration as a Service

Migrating existing workloads between clouds is a necessity for a large number of use cases, especially for user moving from traditional virtualization technologies like VMware vSphere or Microsoft System Center VMM to Azure / Azure Stack, OpenStack, Amazon AWS or Google Cloud. Furthermore, cloud to cloud migrations, like AWS to Azure are also a common requirement. Project Coriolis™ addresses exactly those…

Hyper-Converged OpenStack on Windows Nano Server

  Introducing the first fully Hyper-Converged Windows® server and OpenStack based cloud infrastructure that eliminates the need for expensive dedicated storage hardware, enabling distributed data across individual cloud servers. In this configuration all nodes have compute, storage and networking roles, increasing scalability and fault tolerance to new levels while drastically reducing the costs.   Hyper-Converged…

The Open Enterprise Cloud – OpenStack’s Holy Grail?

The way people think about the enterprise IT is changing fast, putting into question many common assumptions on how hardware and software should be designed and deployed. The upending of these long held tenets of Enterprise IT are happening simply due to the innovation brought on by OpenStack and a handful of other successful open…

OpenStack on Hyper-V – Icehouse 2014.1.3 – Best tested compute component?

Releasing stable components of a large cloud computing platform like OpenStack is not something that can be taken lightheartedly, there are simply too many variables and moving parts that need to be taken in consideration. The OpenStack development cycle includes state of the art continuous integration testing including a large number of 3rd party CI testing…

Open vSwitch on Hyper-V

I’m very excited to announce the availability of the Open vSwitch porting to Microsoft Hyper-V Server beta release. This effort enables a whole new set of interoperability scenarios between Hyper-V and cloud computing platforms like OpenStack where Open vSwitch (OVS) is a very common SDN choice. The porting includes all the Open vSwitch userspace tools and daemons…

Windows support in Ubuntu Juju, MaaS and OpenStack

We’re very pleased to announce a new partnership between Cloudbase Solutions and Canonical for bringing Windows support in Juju and Maas. Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth showed a great demo of OpenStack integration with Hyper-V along with Active Directory, SQL Server and SharePoint Juju charms during the OpenStack summit keynote in Atlanta, providing a clear idea of…

OpenStack Havana 2013.2.2 Hyper-V compute installer released!

Following the recent announcement last Friday of the availability of OpenStack Havana release 2013.2.2, we’re glad to announce that the Havana 2013.2.2 Hyper-V Nova compute installer is available for download.   Installing it is amazingly easy as usual, just get the free Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2 or enable the Hyper-V role on…

Multi-node OpenStack RDO on RHEL and Hyper-V – Part 2

Here’s our second post in the RDO + Hyper-V series targeting Havana and automation. We had lots of great feedbacks about the first post, along with many requests about how to troubleshoot network connectivity issues that arise quite often when you configure a complex environment like a multi-node OpenStack deployment, especially for the first time! Although…

FreeRDP for Windows – Nightly builds

As part of our work with FreeRDP, we need to frequently build the Windows client based on the latest available code and since we already provide freely available automated continuous builds for our products, why not providing FreeRDP as well? Download the portable WFreeRDP master branch binaries (continuous build) Update: 2015-05-07: We have now continuous builds…

Neutron Hyper-V Agent

Our involvement in the OpenStack community started with the inclusion of the Nova Hyper-V driver in the Folsom release and went on in just a few months with more Nova features, the Cinder Windows Storage driver, Cloud-Init for Windows and now Neutron.   Neutron Hyper-V Agent Neutron is a very broad and modular project, encompassing…

How to solve DevStack error “Exception Value: /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory”

After installing DevStack on your Ubuntu machine, when trying to access the OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon) you might get the following error: Exception Value: /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory Here’s the solution, tested on 12.04 and 12.10:

  On Ubuntu 12.10 you will also need nodejs-legacy:

Hyper-V Nova Compute Installer – Unattended setup

A fully automated and unattended setup of Hyper-V Nova compute can be performed in a standard way by passing the proper parameter to msiexec.exe. Features Feature Install by default Notes HyperVNovaCompute True NeutronHyperVAgent True Installs the Neutron Hyper-V Agent and enables Neutron networking in Nova Compute CeilometerComputeAgent False Enables the Ceilometer agents along with the…

SD here we come

Here we go, brand new site and great new products to show at the OpenStack Summit in San Diego. 🙂 We did a huge amount of work lately bringing OpenStack to the Microsoft world, including the new Hyper-V Nova Compute driver, accepted in the OpenStack source code in time for the Folsom release! Check out…