Author: Friederike Zelke

“Our ecosystem is wonderfully diverse”

We of the cloud report share this statement because we love the diversity of the open source communities and don’t understand any kind of discrimination, hate or xenophobia:

Statement from CNCF General Manager Priyanka Sharma on the unacceptable attacks against AAPI and Asian communities: Posted on March 18, 2021 By Priyanka Sharma:

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Game-Changer VanillaCloud: Open Source Cloud based on Kubernetes guarantees Openness, Transparency und non-proprietary Technologies

Cloudical, a Berlin-based cloud-native company and inventor of VanillaStack, today announced the soft launch of the VanillaCloud.  Cloudical now completes the vision of VanillaStack with a complementary cloud offering: VanillaCloud makes VanillaStack, a complete open source enterprise cloud stack, available as a GDPR-compliant public cloud solution.

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Polyverse and Cloudical bring ground-breaking Polymorphing security to VanillaStack

The cybersecurity company Polyverse and cloud-native, open source vendor Cloudical are excited to offer Polyverse Polymorphing as an optional, but integrated security layer for VanillaStack, Cloudical’s complete open source, cloud-native software stack.

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New Impulses for Cloud Computing from Europe

The information platform for IT, digitization, business for the future Bytes for Business is publishing regularly out-of-the-box tips and presents important content for the European digitization market.

This week seven start-ups from Germany are introduced which are working innovatively in cloud computing. During the crisis of this year the cloud market has grown and cloud computing increased in an unexpected way. At the same time the European Union cut the privacy shield, so global cloud usage at the big global cloud provider is not an opportunity for European companies anymore. Another solution is needed.

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Cloud Foundry Ecosystem Coalesces Around Kubernetes with Significant Project Updates

Cf-for-k8s is developer-ready, KubeCF offers deeper integration with production-ready Eirini, and Stratos adds support for Kubernetes and Helm

The Cloud Foundry Foundation, home to open source projects simplifying the cloud native developer experience on Kubernetes, today announced the release of version 1.0 of cf-for-k8s, the release of version 2.5 of KubeCF, and the release of version 4.2 of Stratos.

The new release rollouts reinforce the continued momentum of the Cloud Foundry community to ensure Cloud Foundry’s architecture includes the most modern cloud-native infrastructure technology. Project teams have spent the last few years evolving the Cloud Foundry architecture to include Kubernetes and other cloud-native open source projects, all with the goal of bringing the Cloud Foundry developer experience to Kubernetes clusters everywhere.

 

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OpenStack as Infrastructure Layer of the VanillaStack

Berlin, 20.10.2020 – Today Cloudical, a Berlin-based cloud-native company, explains why and how they integrated OpenStack as infrastructure layer in their recently launched VanillaStack.

OpenStack – important piece of the VanillaStack

VanillaStack is a complete cloud stack based on Kubernetes and made with open source components only. Right from the beginning, OpenStack was the chosen technology for the Infrastructure-as-a-Service layer. Cloudical´s engineers have advanced OpenStack experiences and implemented OpenStack projects for many customers during the last years, so they know the advantages and endless possibilities of OpenStack projects and offerings.

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Over 50 Global Organizations Join in Establishing ‘Open Infrastructure Foundation’ to Build the Next Decade of Infrastructure

AUSTIN, Texas — October 19, 2020 — Open Infrastructure Summit — The OpenStack Foundation has taken the next step in its ongoing evolution “to build open source communities that write infrastructure software in production” by becoming the Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF). The name change recognizes an expansion of the organization’s mission, scope and community to advance open source over the next decade to support open infrastructure for a market estimated at $20 billion USD[1].

As the requirements for compute, storage and networking have evolved, the role of open source software has expanded. During this evolution, the Foundation has remained focused on building open source communities that write software for production environments for emerging use cases, including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and edge computing.
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Cloudical becomes Founding-Member of the Open Infrastructure Foundation

Berlin, 19.10.2020 – Cloudical, a Berlin-based cloud-native company and creator of VanillaStack, announced to join the today released Open Infrastructure Foundation as a founding silver member.

“Since Cloudical has many years of OpenStack experience, and since VanillaStack is the fastest and most easy way to roll out OpenStack on Kubernetes, the decision to join the new Open Infrastructure Foundation was inevitable and obvious to us”, explains Karsten Samaschke, CEO of Cloudical.
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HashiCorp launches new Offerings to Enable Identity-based Zero Trust Security Across Multi-Cloud Environments

SAN FRANCISCO  — October 14, 2020 — HashiCorp, the leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, today announced at HashiConf Digital, new identity-based security and access offerings, to help enterprises solve modern security challenges as they transition to dynamic multi-cloud infrastructure.

The first announcement was the private beta of HashiCorp Vault™ on the HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP), providing its industry-leading secrets management product as a managed service. The company also announced HashiCorp Boundary, a new open source, identity-based secure access management project, which allows users to remotely access systems regardless of location based on user identity. Alongside these announcements, HashiCorp Consul®, its widely adopted service networking and service mesh product, is now in public beta on the HCP.

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StarlingX Open Source Community Delivers 4.0 Release

Enhancing Platform Security by Furthering Integrations with Kata Containers, Kubernetes

Growing StarlingX Community Delivers 4.0 Release, Expanding Production Use Cases for Edge Computing and IoT Platform.

AUSTIN, Texas—August 10, 2020—StarlingX—the open source edge computing and IoT cloud platform optimized for low-latency and high-performance applications that combines open source projects including Ceph, OpenStack, and Kubernetes—is available in its 4.0 release today. Among many new integrations, StarlingX 4.0 increases security in edge environments by supporting Kata Containers as a container runtime and adding Active Directory integration for Kubernetes APIs for enhanced authentication.

Download StarlingX 4.0 at git.starlingx.io/starlingx

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