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Dell Announces Private Cloud Built On OpenStack

Soulskill posted about a year and a half ago | from the will-soon-license-private-rain dept.

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Nerval's Lobster writes "At this year's Dell World conference, Dell announced that its new private cloud will be based on the open-source OpenStack, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service developed by Rackspace and NASA that launched in 2010. Dell released a statement supporting the open nature of OpenStack: 'While Dell will continue to offer outstanding overall solutions for any type of cloud that customers want to run, the company believes the open and compatible nature of OpenStack allows customers to take advantage of hybrid capabilities to move workloads between private and public clouds.' Michael Dell did not disclose the reasoning behind the decision. Back in 2011, his company announced that VMware technology would provide the foundation for its first public cloud. VMware also sits behind the Dell Cloud Dedicated Service, which delivers managed private cloud IaaS."

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Seems clear enough (4, Informative)

Giant Electronic Bra (1229876) | about a year and a half ago | (#42264557)

OpenStack is the only thing in the industry that has any momentum. If there's going to be an open ecosystem of management tools cloud-based applications, etc it is far more likely to evolve around OpenStack than anything else.

Re:Seems clear enough (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42265119)

AWS seems to have a small bit of momentum as well, despite it's non-open nature.

Re:Seems clear enough (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42266433)

While this might be true, it's a real shame.

I've attempted to setup OpenStack, Eucalyptus, CloudStack and OpenNebula.

CloudStack and OpenNebula were much more useful, mature, stable and extendable. Also easier to setup and get working properly in my experience.

HAHAHAHA! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42264607)

Who in their right mind would trust their data to DELL of all companies....

That's just asking for a kick in the balls. And paying them for it!

Re:HAHAHAHA! (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42264643)

Your mom would trust her data to Dell.

Re:HAHAHAHA! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42265219)

Your sister owns a Dell. I helped her set up her web cam for her anal sex site.

Re:HAHAHAHA! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42265599)

Too bad you're too ugly to get any action.

Dell's private cloud (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42264675)

Ten years ago when I last ordered something from Dell, I envisioned an enormous private IT cloud when I called their customer support the second time to find out why I hadn't received my $150 rebate check (the first time they said they hadn't received my form, so I had to make another copy and send it in again).

I never got my rebate. The same CEO that designed that service is evidently in charge of this one, so I'm not enthusiastic.

Re:Dell's private cloud (0)

nurb432 (527695) | about a year and a half ago | (#42265123)

Sorry but a missing $150 consumer rebate really isn't worth their time to worry about. Big business customers that spend millions, they do care about them.

Just part of the game, the goal is to never lose sight of where you are in the game.

Oh yeah (1)

TheSkepticalOptimist (898384) | about a year and a half ago | (#42265231)

I forgot about Dell...

Smugness Overload (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42266569)

Jesus, the smugness is this thread is worse than a Prius factory. Everyone is piling on about not buying Dells.

The thing is that, everywhere I go, all I see is Dells. Dell on the desktop, racks full of Dells in the server rooms(er. private cloud datacenters). Sure, I see HP having a big foot print in the more well heeled companies, but Dell is plenty strong.

So, what are all you hipsters buying these days as you claim Dell is passe?

Re:Smugness Overload (2)

lebean (638838) | about a year and a half ago | (#42266845)

*tucks plaid scarf into ironic sweater vest* "It's a small indie brand, you wouldn't have heard of it."

Actually, we're just as you describe, tons of Dell in the computer room and on the desktop. No real troubles with any of it, and anything that needs to be replaced is quickly handled.

Re:Smugness Overload (1)

Kz (4332) | about a year and a half ago | (#42268351)

So, what are all you hipsters buying these days as you claim Dell is passe?

Supermicro

Re:Smugness Overload (1)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | about a year and a half ago | (#42269983)

Unless you're the big boys: Then you're just specing it from the ODM and bypassing Dell/HP/etc: http://opencompute.org/ [opencompute.org]

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