Matt Asay posted a nice article about licensing of code on GitHub and who cares about it. After reading this article i started thinking about how we deal with OpenSource inside Schuberg Philis as a few months ago we really started promoting contributions to Open Source.read more
This datacenter retrofit has contributed in various ways to our business objectives: The new system is far more redundant than the previous setup. In addition, the available power capacity has increased enormously, due to the substantial energy savings in the cooling installation. This allows us to expand our data center, without additional investments in electrical power capacity for the growing number of servers. Finally, by overhauling our cooling units, instead of buying new ones, we reduced investments by more than 80%.”read more
Since the beginning of the cloud project at Schuberg Philis, we were searching for tools to manage our cloud environment and we started cooking with Chef. But at that time their knife-tool was not fulfilling all our needs, plus it had some irritating bugs. Therefore it was time to start learning Ruby and fix the shortcomings to make the tool suitable for our Schuberg Philis needs. And with the help of Citrix CCM David Nalley, we were able to push our adjustments back into the community.read more
Yesterday, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced that Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the Project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles.
Obviously good news, since CloudStack is already widely used as a cloud management platform in many organisations, and we’re even more pleased because several Cupfighters played an active role in its further development.
“When CloudStack first became an Apache Incubator project, it was a well-established cloud management platform with a mature codebase,” said Chip Childers, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. “Our work in the Incubator has focused on growing a really strong community around the code and establishing the governance practices expected of a top-level project within The Apache Software Foundation.”read more