Openstack gaining traction in Australia

AustraliaDelimiter — A survey of attendees at the country’s first OpenStack conference held in Sydney last month has indicated that OpenStack is likely to experience growth in the Australian market over the next 18 months. The survey polled attendees about their OpenStack experience and adoption, approximately 65% of whom had already adopted OpenStack.

https://delimiter.com.au/2016/06/17/openstack-gaining-traction-australia/

NTT Com adds OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and bare metal option to global cloud service

JapanMIS Asia — NTT Communications is adopting OpenStack in its public cloud, and introducing a bare-metal option to its hosted private cloud offering. It is also expanding connectivity and management tools for hybrid cloud environments. Japan will see the new Enterprise Cloud features first, followed later this year by the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, the company said Tuesday.

http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/cloud-computing/ntt-com-adds-openstack-cloud-foundry-and-bare-metal-option-to-global-cloud-service/

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.

http://superuser.openstack.org/articles/rapid-growth-signals-strength-of-openstack-community-in-japan

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.

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/openstack-foundation-expands-its-efforts-at-tokyo-summit.html

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.

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/why-contributing-to-openstack-makes-sense-for-vendors.html

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.

http://www.computerworlduk.com/cloud-computing/kirin-brews-openstack-private-cloud-reduce-it-operation-costs-by-75-percent-3628348/

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.

http://www.businesscloudnews.com/2015/10/29/second-coming-of-hp-helion-openstack-will-concentrate-on-hybrids/

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.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/excite-japan-selects-solidfire-its-openstack-based-next-generation-virtual-infrastructure-2067419.htm

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.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/28/the_neutron_star_at_openstack_in_tokyo/

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.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/suse-offers-beta-preview-of-suse-openstack-cloud-6-300166310.html

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.

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/huawei-continues-to-participate-in-openstack-development-building-an-open-ecosystem-537840681.html

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”.

https://www.openstack.org/summit/tokyo-2015/

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).

http://opensource.com/business/15/10/openstack-summit-interview-priti-desai-ibm

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.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ntt-group-becomes-first-apac-based-recipient-of-openstack-superuser-award-at-openstack-summit-tokyo-2015-10-27

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.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/midokura-launches-new-network-virtualization-solution-support-openstack-liberty-release-2067240.htm

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.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/netapp-expands-openstack-capabilities-with-production-ready-manila-file-share-as-service-nasdaq-ntap-2067204.htm

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.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/akanda-releases-new-version-astara-that-simplifies-networking-openstack-liberty-2066945.htm

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.

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/15/10/a5943627/fujitsu-releases-open-source-software-for-managing-the-cloud-marketplac

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.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151026006565/en/FICO-Chooses-Red-Hat-Deploy-OpenStack-Management

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.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/falconstor-debuts-cinder-integration-at-openstack-summit-in-tokyo-2066919.htm

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.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151026005370/en/OpenStack-Project-Navigator-Helps-Users-Design-Clouds

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.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151026005680/en/GMO-Internet-Showcase-Nexenta%E2%80%99s-Open-Source-driven-Software-Defined

Cleversafe to Participate in 2015 OpenStack Summit in Tokyo

JapanBusiness Wire — TOKYO: Cleversafe, Inc., the web-scale storage market share leader, today announced its continued support for the OpenStack Foundation through participation in the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. During the four-day conference, the company will highlight its support for Swift, Keystone and other OpenStack projects, along with continued efforts to help drive standards to guide the direction of object storage within the community.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151026006648/en/Cleversafe-Participate-2015-OpenStack-Summit-Tokyo

Ubuntu Linux Demonstrates New Cloud Application Store

JapaneWeek — TOKYO: In the OpenStack world, no operating system is more widely deployed than Ubuntu Linux. It’s a fact that Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, emphasized during a presentation at the OpenStack Summit here, while detailing new features that he hopes will further extend his lead.”Would you like to see something no one has seen before?” Shuttleworth said at an exclusive event held in Tokyo alongside the OpenStack Summit.

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/ubuntu-linux-demonstrates-new-cloud-application-store.html

OpenStack Foundation Launches Professional Certification Program for OpenStack Cloud Administrators

JapanBusiness Wire — TOKYO:  As part of its strategic efforts to grow the OpenStack talent pool and global community, theOpenStack Foundation today announced a new professional certification program that is meant to provide a baseline assessment of knowledge and be accessible to OpenStack professionals around the world. OpenStack Foundation Executive Director Jonathan Bryce announced during his keynote address marking the opening of the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, Japan, that the first certification, Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA), will be available in 2016.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/openstack-foundation-launches-professional-certification-001500942.html

Red Hat to boost APAC enterprises with its fifth annual forum

IndonesiaChannel World — Red Hat announced the details for the company’s annual Red Hat Forum in Asia Pacific. In its fifth year, the forum series kicks off in Jakarta, Indonesia, this September, with thousands of attendees anticipated across 11 cities in Asia Pacific.  The OpenStack technology market is expected to hit $3.3 billion by 2018, and was a key topic of discussion during June’s Red Hat Summit in Boston.

http://www.channelworld.in/news/red-hat-to-boost-apac-enterprises-with-its-fifth-annual-forum

Telstra flags more Aussie regions for public cloud

AustraliaTelstra is hoping to add new ‘regions’ for the OpenStack-based public cloud service it hosts as part of the Cisco Intercloud network, flagging a future presence for the service in a second Melbourne data centre and potentially in Sydney. The telco signed a deal in April 2014 for Cisco to build and operate a cloud computing service from inside Telstra data centres. The service runs on Cisco hardware and RedHat’s supported version of OpenStack.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/401562,telstra-flags-more-aussie-regions-for-public-cloud.aspx

How Openstack May Offer Asia An Edge In The Cloud

The OpenStack cloud platform is gaining momentum around the world, according to Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack vendor. In an announcement earlier this month, Mirantis says it has become the largest provider of OpenStack products and services for the telecommunications industry, with a customer list that includes the likes of AT&T and Orange. Also identified as customers were Pacnet, headquartered in Hong Kong, and China’s Huawei.

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/focus/archive/2014/09/how-openstack-may-offer-asia-edge-cloud

NEC targets hosting providers

The NEC Cloud Platform for IaaS is the first integrated platform for this market, according to NEC Asia Pacific vice president Tatsunori Shibata (pictured). It is based on NEC’s Express5800 server family, the OpenStack (cloud computing platform) and Ceph (object storage) software, and a unified dashboard to control the entire system. Noting that service providers have different requirements to the general market, Mr Shibata said NEC Cloud Platform for IaaS uses the company’s microservers based on the Atom C2000 processor.

http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/hardware-and-storage/65327-nec-targets-hosting-providers

KVH Brings New Private Cloud To Market In Japan

Tokyo-based service provider KVH has launched a new cloud-based network virtualization service called Private Cloud Type-S – a new private cloud service. Type-S makes use of Midokura’s MidoNet network virtualization software, which is based on OpenStack and supports software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to provide open and flexible next-generation cloud environments.

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/focus/archive/2014/08/kvh-brings-new-private-cloud-market-japan