Third way for your cloud: AWS-like agile experience backed by “private” cloud infrastructure.

Every organization wants to make IT more agile and responsive—it’s about AWS-like consumption: on-demand and easy to use. The first way, i.e., using public clouds can help with agility and elasticity. Public clouds also have drawbacks: the most obvious drawback is the that the cost becomes high if you are running a substantial number ofRead More

Raising The Bar for Private Clouds

Today we announced the General Availability of the ZeroStack Cloud Platform. As the founding product manager shepherding the product from a slide deck to a full fledged cloud platform that customers are actually using is something I am very fortunate to have experienced. ZeroStack is designed to be a cloud platform that goes a stepRead More

Building a Scalable and Resilient Zero Touch Private Cloud

Organizations are embracing the cloud infrastructure model at an accelerating pace. Achieving this goal requires a massive effort from IT organizations already hard pressed to support the enterprise. When we started ZeroStack, our goal was to build a platform that uses software to achieve the economies of scale for managing infrastructure that public cloud providersRead More

ZeroStack Cloud Platform: From Vision to Reality

We started ZeroStack two years ago with a simple vision to help companies transition to a cloud-based IT model. What struck us was how much the conversation revolved around the cloud and its potential but the reality in the market was far from the promise. In many cases, the IT teams didn’t even have clarityRead More

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The primary season is in full swing for the 2016 presidential elections but there’s another important ballot that needs your vote!  Community voting is now open for OpenStack’s Austin Summit discussion topics. Check out ZeroStack’s abstracts and cast your votes here before February 17th. Put your OpenStack deployment on Autopilot  If we can put aRead More

Networking for the ZeroStack Cloud

Networking is often considered to be a major pain point in any cloud. There are many possible options when trying to select the right architectures for the physical network infrastructure as well as the Software Defined Networking (SDN) layer. This is the first of several blog posts on how we reason about networking at ZeroStack.Read More

Building a Highly Available Private Cloud

Enterprises want to have a highly reliable cloud infrastructure. Companies like Google and Amazon have been able to build and deploy such clouds at a very large scale, and offer them as public clouds; but there is no existing solution that allows enterprises to have a similar system in-house. Some alternatives like OpenStack and VMwareRead More

10 Thought Leaders Weigh in on the Cloud

As we look ahead to the new year, how have perceptions around cloud computing changed? What is holding organizations back and which areas hold the most promise? To answer these questions, we asked a select group of thought leaders and industry experts for their perspective on the leading inhibitor to cloud adoption and the mostRead More

ZeroStack’s Pledge to the OpenStack Community

OpenStack continues to gain momentum.  The latest release, Liberty, was built with contributions by nearly 2,000 developers from more than 160 contributing companies.  That is an amazing engagement from an ever-growing community! The ZeroStack Cloud Platform incorporates many OpenStack modules – Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Keystone, Glance, Heat, etc. — to provide some of the functionality atRead More

No Free Lunch Theorem for Public Clouds

I recently learned that the common saying, “There is no free lunch” is not just an expression that people use but also a theorem in some fields of mathematics. For example, the “No Free Lunch Theorem For Optimizations”[1,2] states, in simple terms, that if an algorithm performs well on a certain class of problems, thenRead More