OpenShift Origin vs OpenStack

A question I am often asked when I talk about OpenShift and OpenShift Origin is “How does OpenShift compete with OpenStack?” Or sometimes, the better question “How does OpenShift relate to OpenStack?” Both OpenStack and OpenShift Origin are open source projects, and both provide cloud computing foundations. However, they do not compete with each other. […]

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Deploying a Scalable Multi-Node PaaS with OpenShift Origin

When the OpenShift Origin open-source project was released, it did not yet have all the features we ultimately want for it. One important feature not present in the initial release was multi-node cluster support. The OpenShift hosted service runs on a large cluster of compute and storage nodes. Each node is running many “gears”, instances […]

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Twilio on OpenShift: using Cloud Telephony to make your own Dial-a-Song

Cloud Telephony Cloud computing is disrupting traditional corporate IT computing and also traditional data center computing by automating the provisioning and scaling of computing services and making that automation available via internet-friendly APIs, and then using automation and economics of scale to make pricing “by the drink” and transparent. Twilio is a company that is […]

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Open Source: Not Slowing Down

Wow, It’s been less than a full week in, and the fast pace out of the gate is not slowing down. On Monday, at Open Cloud Conference in Sunnyvale, I was able to announce the open sourcing of OpenShift Origin. Since then, there has been positive and interested buzz on Twitter. People have been joining […]

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A PaaS that runs anything HTTP: Getting Started with DIY Applications on OpenShift

In addition to supporting Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, and Java EE6, the OpenShift environment supports the “Do it Yourself” or “DIY” application type. Using this application type, you can run just about any program that speaks HTTP. How this works is remarkably straightforward. The OpenShift execution environment is a carefully secured Red Hat Enterprise Linux […]

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An Introducing to Monupco on OpenShift by Its Author

(This guest blog is by Alexander Todorov. Alexander is a Red Hatter from Bulgaria.  Even though he is not directly part of the OpenShift team, he is excited by the promise of OpenShift, and so has created python-openshift and now has created Monupco.) Monupco stands for “Monitor Updates In The Cloud.” As the name suggests this is […]

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