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 – Part 2

Nano Server is a new installation option for Windows Server 2016, reducing the overall footprint to just a few hundreds MB of disk space. The resulting deployed OS is thus way faster to deploy and to boot, reducing drastically also the overall amount of updates and reboots required during daily management. In short, it’s an OS built for a cloud age and huge leap forward compared to traditional GUI based Windows deployments.

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…

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…