Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution 

Hosting ServicesROUND ROCK, Texas – To further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Dell today announced the first available cloud solution offering based on the OpenStack platform—the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution. Customers seeking alternatives to existing cloud options based on proprietary, licensed software models can now utilize the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution, which integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders.

The Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution comes with a reference architecture designed to help customers quickly integrate, deploy and manage their IT resources in an OpenStack environment. Tested, validated, and supported by Dell, the reference architecture is based on Dell PowerEdge C Series servers, which capture the efficiencies and design lessons learned from some of the world’s largest hosting and cloud providers, while being engineered to maximize revenue per-square foot within the data center. Read more

IGN Leverages Opscode to Consolidate and Automate Datacenters

July 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on IGN Leverages Opscode to Consolidate and Automate Datacenters 

Hosting ServicesSEATTLE – Opscode, Inc., the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that IGN, an Internet media and services provider focused on gaming and entertainment, is successfully using Hosted Chef from Opscode to integrate datacenters and automate and virtualize the company’s infrastructure. The solution saves IGN precious man-hours and increases customer access.

IGN Entertainment, a business unit of News Corporation, is experiencing tremendous growth. With its main headquarters in San Francisco and offices throughout North America, Europe and Australia, IGN’s properties reach more than 70 million unique users worldwide. Because of the company’s significant growth, IGN was planning data consolidation and migration to a single, large scale datacenter in Las Vegas. IGN was faced with challenges including the immediate need for better configuration management, and requirement to rapidly virtualize that hardware into a virtual configuration.
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