Rapid growth signals strength of OpenStack community in Japan

JapanSuperuser OpenStack — Akihiro Hasegawa, one of the Japanese user group organizers shares how much the community has grown and identifies progress and goals for the local OpenStack community in the upcoming year.


OpenStack Foundation Expands Its Efforts at Tokyo Summit

JapaneWeek — TOKYO: The OpenStack Foundation has a large, 24-person board of directors that provides strategic and financial oversight for the organization. Sitting at the helm, is the chairman of the board, Alan Clark, who helps to lead the efforts of the broad and diverse group.In a video interview with Clark at the OpenStack Summit here, he discusses the events of the Summit, including the full board meeting, as well as a joint meeting with the OpenStack Technical Committee and OpenStack User Committee.


Why Contributing to OpenStack Makes Sense for Vendors

JapaneWeek — TOKYO: At the OpenStack Summit here, there have been a number of common themes and questions that keep surfacing. Time and again panels are discussing why contributions matter and how Amazon is or isn’t the competition.One such panel session was titled “The OpenStack Orchestra: The Next Wave of OpenStack Specialist Startups,” and included executives from Mirantis, Tesora, SwiftStack and PLUMgrid.


Kirin brews OpenStack private cloud to reduce IT operation costs by 75 percent

JapanComputer World UK — Sets up internal platform as a service in partnership with systems integrator, NTT Data. Japanese brewer and drinks producer Kirin has built a platform as a service (Paas) using OpenStack as its private cloud platform, reducing operational IT costs by automating server test and deployment. Kirin, which has almost 40,000 employees, is headquartered in Tokyo, and does around half of its business overseas.


Second coming of HP Helion OpenStack will concentrate on hybrids

JapanBusiness Cloud News — HP has unveiled its latest incarnation of HP Helion OpenStack with a demonstration of Version 2.0 at the OpenStack Summit 2015 in Tokyo. After it recently announced the imminent closure of its OpenStack driven public cloud offering, the vendor is thought to be concentrating its efforts to help enterprise clients cope with the challenge of straddling private and hybrid cloud environments.


Excite Japan Selects SolidFire for Its OpenStack-Based, Next-Generation Virtual Infrastructure

JapanMarketwired — TOKYO:  OpenStack Tokyo Booth #S12 – SolidFire, the #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that Excite Japan Co., Ltd, a leading Internet information services provider, has selected SolidFire for its OpenStack-based next-generation virtual infrastructure. Over time, Excite plans to gradually migrate all its services to SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage platform.


NaaS guys finish … first: Dell, HP, Mirantis, Tintri in OpenStack brat pack, from Tokyo

JapanThe Register — Tokyo OpenStack Summit: Dell, Mirantis and Big Switch Networks have launched an OpenStack Neutron networking reference architecture using a Big Cloud P+V SDN Fabric, Dell Open Networking switches and Mirantis OpenStack. This was tested on an 8-rack, 300 compute-node OpenStack data centre Pod at the Dell Open Networking centre of excellence in Santa Clara, CA. and claimed to be deployed in just two hours.


SUSE Offers Beta Preview of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6

JapanPRNewswire — TOKYO: OpenStack Summit — SUSE® has launched beta testing ofSUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, giving customers an early look at the latest enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds. Based on the OpenStack release Liberty, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 delivers high availability enhancements and non-disruptive upgrades along with Docker and IBM z Systems mainframe support to ease the transition of business-critical applications and data to the cloud.


Huawei Continues to Participate in OpenStack Development, Building an Open Ecosystem

JapanPRNewswire — TOKYO: As a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation, Huawei participated in the 2015 OpenStack Summit held in Tokyo during October 2730, 2015. During this conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software, Huawei’s engineers, together with experts from all over the globe, discussed how to promote OpenStack development and innovation, as well as how to build a cloud computing industry chain.


The Must-Attend OpenStack Event in Tokyo

JapanOpenStack Org — The OpenStack Summit Tokyo is a four-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. It’s a great place to get started and keep connected with OpenStack. Wes Jossey said, “OpenStack is clearly the winner, and the reason for that is what you see in this room today. It’s all of you, it’s all of the community that have come together around this platform; it’s people like CERN and Expedia pushing upstream to this platform”.


Accelerating OpenStack cloud authentication with Keystone tokens

JapanOpen Source — OpenStack Summit Tokyo October 27-30 will host thousands of developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack cloud software and feature one of the foremost Keystone experts and OpenStack pioneers in the Operations Track, Priti Desai. Priti is an advisory software engineer at IBM and part of various OpenStack projects including Keystone and OpenStack security projects (formally known as OpenStack Security Group).


NTT Group Becomes First APAC-Based Recipient of OpenStack Superuser Award at OpenStack Summit Tokyo

JapanBusiness Wire — NTT Com’s Cloud [n] service became the first public cloud in Japan to use OpenStack as core software, enabling it to provide secure, highly cost-efficient cloud services via virtual private networks. The OpenStack Foundation holds both the OpenStack Summit and OpenStack Design Summit twice annually to enable users, developers and operators worldwide to learn about new trends in cloud computing systems.


Midokura Launches New Network Virtualization Solution to Support OpenStack Liberty Release and Soaring Popularity in Containers

JapanMarket Wired — OPENSTACK SUMMIT TOKYO – Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced the latest release of its award-winning Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) technology, a scalable network virtualization solution designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds.


NetApp Expands OpenStack Capabilities With Production-Ready Manila File Share as a Service

JapanMarket Wire — JAPAN OPENSTACK SUMMIT: NetApp, Inc., the founder of the OpenStack® Manila open-source file-share-as-a-service project, today announced that Manila is production ready for the mainstream enterprise. With Manila, enterprises can now easily build or enhance a cloud-ready data center capable of handling business-critical and content-management applications.


Akanda Releases New Version of Astara That Simplifies Networking for OpenStack Liberty

JapanMarket Wired — TOKYO: Akanda, the major contributor and supporter of the recently launched OpenStack Project Astara, today announced Astara’s Liberty release at OpenStack Summit Tokyo. The new version now available to OpenStack operators is the open source network orchestration platform’s most substantial since its initial launch, and is Astara’s first since becoming an official OpenStack project.


Fujitsu Releases Open-Source Software for Managing the Cloud Marketplace

JapanJCN Newswire — TOKYO: Fujitsu has announced the immediate availability of free, open-source software Open Service Catalog Manager, which is based on FUJITSU Software Systemwalker Service Catalog Manager, software for managing the cloud marketplace. The company is also establishing a new Open Service Catalog Manager Community, with the aim of advancing technologies necessary for the cloud marketplace and expanding functionality for coordinating diverse cloud services.


FICO Chooses Red Hat to Deploy OpenStack, Management, and Storage Solutions for Agile Cloud Infrastructure

JapanBusiness Wire — TOKYO — OPENSTACK SUMMIT – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that FICO, the predictive analytics and decision management software company, has deployed Red Hat software, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Ceph Storage, as the basis of its cloud infrastructure.


FalconStor Debuts Cinder Integration at OpenStack Summit in Tokyo

JapanMarket Wired — MELVILLE, NY: FalconStor Software® Inc. , a 15-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, today announced that it will introduce an OpenStack Cinder Integration for its FreeStor® intelligent software-defined platform at OpenStack Summit, a four-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software, in Tokyo October 27-30.


OpenStack Project Navigator Helps Users Design Clouds for Their Use Cases

JapanBusiness Wire — TOKYO: The OpenStack Foundation launched a new tool, the Project Navigator, aimed at giving users easy-to-understand information to help them make informed decisions about how to consume the software. The Foundation also made updates and continues to add products to the OpenStack Marketplace, also designed to help users more easily adopt the software.


GMO Internet to Showcase Nexenta’s Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage Platform at OpenStack Summit Tokyo

JapanBusiness Wire — SANTA CLARA & TOKYO: Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will be featured in theOpenStack Summit Tokyo keynote, as well as two additional breakout sessions. GMO Internet (GMO), a leading Japanese internet services provider, will present their ‘ConoHa’ Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and their choice to use NexentaStor to support its international data center and hosting expansion.