Cloud Adoption Success in 7 Easy Steps

The recent OpenStack Summit Panel in Atlanta hosted some influential cloud folks to discuss the peaks and pitfalls of successfully rolling out a cloud adoption strategy. Among the experts were Mark Williams, CTO of Redapt, Ariel Tseitlin, Venture Partner of Scale VP, Sebastian Stadil, Founder of Scalr, Mariano Cunietti, CTO of Enter.it and Ian Rae, Founder and CEO of CloudOps.
Here are 7 key…

Use a Palo Alto Networks firewall with CloudStack

Today we added a setup guide to the official Apache CloudStack documentation for the new features we developed to integrate the Palo Alto Networks firewall into CloudStack as a service provider.

Check out the documentation…

Start taking advantage of the Palo Alto Networks firewall orchestration in CloudStack by following the simple setup guide. Once the initial setup is done,…

Announcing cloud.ca – enterprise cloud in Canada

We’ve spent much of the past few years helping to design and deploy both private and public clouds internationally, largely atop the Citrix CloudPlatform architecture and the most operationally mature open source technologies available from the CloudStack and OpenStack projects. With this experience under our belts, we’re taking the cover off something significant: our own secure multi-tenant…

Parlons-en Cloud 2014: some topics

Next week, Stephan Bureau and I will join a few hundred IT professionals from Québec for a day-long conference on cloud computing. We’re tackling three big themes, with panelists from both vendors and end-users, spanning small and large businesses as well as governments.

The three themes are at the forefront of technology policy today:
Transition and migration
Cloud computing is a major…

Researching cloud adoption

It’s been a few years since clouds were new. Today, utility computing is a tool in the IT toolbox, and it consists of both on-premise and on-demand components. We have strong private stacks (Cloud Platform, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, VMWare and others) and a variety of large-scale public providers at both the IaaS (Amazon, Google Compute Engine, Rackspace) and PaaS (Cloud Foundry, Openshift, A…

Clouds are like airlines

If you’ve read Nic Carr’s book The Big Switch, you’ll have heard the analogy that cloud computing is like eletricity: we’re moving from computers to computing, just as we moved from generators to generation.

Certainly, clouds (at least, big public ones like Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine) have a lot in common with an electrical utility. They’re elastic, because you can chang…

Getting ready for #CCCNA14

The whole CloudOps team is looking forward to the CloudStack Collab conference next week in Denver. We’re proud to be a gold sponsor and support the event of the community. We also have an unprecedented four sessions during the conference. Here are the details.

1. Using CloudStack to automate the deployment of VMware development environments

Thursday, April 10 • 2:20pm – 2:50pm *…

CloudStack: Creating advanced networking zone using API

In the process of automating CloudStack installation, we’ve been through a challenging part: Creating an Entire Advanced networking Zone from the API. Production and test system that we deploy don’t have building tools such as mavin in order to create zones, pod,networks,… So the usual process is to use the Web UI and follow the “Add Zone” wizard. Well, not anymore!

To create an entire zon…

OpenStack in Action: lots of excitement but still early days

by Pierre-Luc Bisaillon

On Tuesday this week, eNovance hosted OpenStack in Action, a conference to bring the message of OpenStack to Montreal attendees. The conference was well attended, yet after listening to the seven or eight speakers, I still had too many questions. Here’s where I think it fell short:

Disclaimer: eNovance is a competitor and CloudStack is our platform of choice today. W…

Install Apache Cloudstack with Chef

Installation of Apache CloudStack and is dependencies using Opscode Chef community cookbooks.

To create a lab, a test environment or to just try CloudStack, you could install it using the installation documentation which is clean and fairly straight forward, but you can also install it with Chef and not worry about subtleties. Here is a quick way of installing CloudStack, MySQL server and NFS…

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Montreal, QC H2Y 2P4
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Toronto, ON M5H 3V5
CANADA
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Sommerville, MA 02143
USA
429 Lenox Ave.
Miami Beach, FL, 33139
USA