apache_cloudstack_sans_tagline CloudStack global settings with VMware

In this article, Paul Angus Cloud Architect at ShapeBlue looks into a few interesting settings when using CloudStack to orchestrate VMware environments  Working with CloudStack 4.3 and VMware 5.5 in our lab recently, I came to using some very interesting global settings which renewed a project I had on the back burner… vm.instancename.flag This global [...]

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South-Africa-transparent Cloud Adoption in South Africa

The broad adoption of cloud computing services in South Africa has gained pace in the past 12 months. Uptake in 2014 is still expected to be slower than some other African countries (Nigeria, Kenya) but the accelerating use of software-as-a-service (SaaS), in country Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS) and the lessons learned from other worldwide regions, provides [...]

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ZAOffice ShapeBlue expands service into Southern Africa

ShapeBlue expands service into Southern Africa London, 29th May 2014 ShapeBlue, the leading independent global CloudStack integrator, today announces the launch of a dedicated cloud practice based in South Africa, aimed at meeting growing demand in the region. This is part of an ongoing global expansion program for the company that has already seen them [...]

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CSForge ShapeBlue Launch CSForge: A Rapid Deployment Framework For Apache CloudStack IaaS Clouds

CloudStack Collab Conference, Denver,CO – April 9, 2014. ShapeBlue, the leading independent global CloudStack integrator, today announced general availability of its new CSForge product, giving organisations rapid, low risk, deployment of IaaS cloud infrastructures. The framework can be used as a basis for public cloud or enterprise private cloud and is deployed onto the customers [...]

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heartbleed How to Mitigate OpenSSL HeartBleed Vulnerability in Apache CloudStack

UPDATE: 09-Apr-2014 – The proper upgrade command is “apt-get install openssl libssl1.0.0″. If you’ve just updated openssl, please go back and update libssl as well. UPDATE: 10-Apr-2014 – Added detailed verification steps / Apache CloudStack 4.0 – 4.1 are not vulnerable, they use older Debian/openssl. Thanks to all involved for helping to put together and update [...]

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Whitecloudstack_lozenge CloudStack European User Group roundup

We had a great turn out for the April meeting of the CloudStack European User Group on April 2. The meeting was very kindly hosted by BT (British Telecom) at their Showcase Centre in London. I’d been a little worried about attendance because, in my wisdom, I’d decided at organise this meeting a week before [...]

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cccna14 CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2014

Thoughts on – CloudStack Collaboration conference NA 2014 We’re under two weeks away from the annual North American CloudStack Collaboration conference (CCCNA14) , an event purely focussed on the Apache CloudStack project, its developers, its users and it ecosystem: in summary, the community. CCCNA14 is in Denver, Colorado 9-11 April and promises over 60 sessions [...]

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Whitecloudstack_lozenge CloudStack 4.3 – a first review

The latest release of Apache CloudStack has arrived with a raft of exciting new features. In this early review, Giles Sirett, CEO of ShapeBlue looks at the significance of some of these features and why they help to continue to position CloudStack as the IaaS orchestration platform of choice for many service providers and enterprises [...]

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Apache CloudStack CloudStack European User Group Summary

The CloudStack European User Group met on Thursday 23rd January for our quarterly meeting. The event was kindly hosted by TrendMicro UK and we would like to thank Simon and Jon for making sure that everybody was comfortable, fed and watered. TrendMicro are one of the many vendors who are actively showing their support for [...]

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citrix cpbm logo Working with the Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager 2.1 BSS API

Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager (CPBM) enables Enterprises and Service Providers to move towards an IT-as-a-Service model by managing and delivering a broad array of internal, external and 3rd party Cloud and IT services through a single, comprehensive, self-service portal. It also unifies and simplifies the commerce, user management, service provisioning and operational aspects of running [...]

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