Adapt or die: 3 imperatives for cloud projects

In the migration to the cloud, enterprises quickly learn that adaptability — the willingness to change — has to happen. Failure to adapt can turn minor problems into massive damage.

For example, a large enterprise that migrates 100 applications to an IaaS cloud might discover during testing that the latency is too high for 25 of the applications. The board of directors and leadership were given a plan showing 100 applications migrating to the cloud, and no one wants communicate a change, so they power through. The result is that those 25 applications don’t function well enough to support the business, and that adds up to a big, costly failure.

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InfoWorld Cloud Computing

OpenStack tool helps new users find relevant cloud projects

OpenStack Foundation, the backer of an open-source project for software to build cloud services, has launched Project Navigator, an online tool to make it easier for new users to choose from the over 25 cloud-related services or projects offered under its aegis.

The tool provides data to new users to help them differentiate between the six core services most commonly deployed across every OpenStack cloud, such as Nova, Neutron, Cinder and Swift, and optional services that they may want to use depending on their specific requirements. The information for the website comes from OpenStack technical and user committees.

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Computerworld Cloud Computing