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What is your IaaS/PaaS Cloud Computing strategy for 2014?

What is your IaaS/PaaS Cloud Computing strategy for 2014?
The base of every IaaS Cloud Computing solution is a robust Datacenter infrastructure paired with intelligent system adminstration. openQRM is two solutions within one single datacenter-management Console. First enterprise datacenter management and system administration under your control. Second IaaS/PaaS private, public and hybrid- Cloud Computing for VM and Bare-Metal provisioning. - http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/products/enterprise-edition/pricing-and-licensing.html

Posted by Matt 2014-03-04 Labels: cloud iaas paas devops

Try yourself how your Company can benefit from private IaaS Cloud Computing

Try yourself how your Company can benefit from private IaaS Cloud Computing
This online Demo enables you to evaluate IaaS and Paas Cloud Computing with openQRM Cloud without hassles for free. Please see the Video how easy it is to use openQRM Enterprise Cloud. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT3mn_aUmTM

Posted by Matt 2014-03-04 Labels: openqrm iaas cloud paas

openQRM Community Summit 2014 - 20. Mai 2014 in Berlin in 78 days.

openQRM Community Summit 2014 - 20. Mai 2014 in Berlin in 78 days. On May 20th the openQRM Community Summit 2014 in Berlin will take place. The focus of this event is the active exchange of IT automation and Cloud Computing experiences. 100% automated datacenter including automation of all included IT-Services paired with an IaaS Cloud self-service portal for virtual machines AND bare-metal systems is one of the unique features of openQRM. - http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/community/summit.html

Posted by Matt 2014-03-03 Labels: cloud iaas devops

How much Cloud automation do you need?

How much Cloud automation do you need? Video: Fully automated IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service) Environments aka Private Cloud are a great way to increase flexibility and agility for your IT. The capability to request server on demand via a Self-Service Portal can dramatically increase the speed of general IT processes and workflows. Common Use-Cases for Private Clouds are e.g. Developer- and QA-Teams which do not have to wait for server deployments any more. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2dEc4RiKzk

Posted by Matt 2014-03-01 Labels: cloud iaas video

Saas + PaaS infrastructure administration with openQRM

Saas + PaaS infrastructure administration with openQRM A presentation from Lukas Meyer (Codebase AG/Tecnostore Group) for the openQRM Community Summit 2014 - 20. Mai 2014 in Berlin. SaaS and PaaS cluster create high demands on the infrastructure and system administrators. With openQRM it is much simpler: template-based configuration of Nagios and collectd, rollouts of applications and configurations with Puppet and Ansible, server versioning plus sophisticated energy management keep cost and complexity low. - http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/community/summit/lukas-meyer.html

Posted by Matt 2014-03-01 Labels: summit iaas saas paas

Howto create a Monitoring Cloud Product with Puppet and Nagios

openqrm-cloud-monitoring

This new openQRM Cloud HowTo is about how to create a Cloud Product for Automatic-Application monitoring on the Cloud systems (VMs and Bare-Metal) with Puppet and Nagios 3 on an openQRM 5.1 Cloud environment. That way the system- and service monitoring gets fully automated as a Cloud User self-service without any manual interaction needed by the system administrator.... read more

Posted by Matt 2014-02-26

HowTo: Setup clustered LVM as shared VM storage for KVM

openQRM HowTo

We have just released a brand new documentation about how to set up a shared storage space for VM virtual disks using clustered LVM (CLVMD). CLVMD (Clustered LVM Daemon) is a service which runs on top of regular LVM. It is using the "CMAN" HA-framework for the cluster communications. This howto explains the configuration of 2 (or more) additional bare-metal systems used as KVM virtualization hosts which are configured with a shared clustered LVM volume group.... read more

Posted by Matt 2014-02-20

openQRM Community Summit 2014 "call for paper"

openQRM Community Summit 2014

Dear openQRM Community,

the "call for paper" for the openQRM Community Summit 2014 is open until the 20. April 2014!

You are running an openQRM environment?
You are using openQRM for IaaS private/public/hybrid Cloud Computing?
You are experienced in automating IT infrastructures?
You have tested and compared openQRM with other administration and cloud projects?
You want to present your use-case with openQRM?
You want to discuss certain aspects of openQRM's IT automation together with other administrators and users?
... read more

Posted by Matt 2014-02-14

openQRM Community Summit 2014 - 20. Mai 2014 in Berlin

This year on May 20th the openQRM Community Summit (OCS2014) in Berlin will take place for the first time! The focus of this event is the active exchange of experiences from users of the openQRM system administrations and IaaS Cloud platform.

openqrm-summit-logo

Up to 100% automated datacenter including automation of all included IT-Services paired with an IaaS Cloud "self-service portal" for virtual machines and also physical systems ("bare-metal") is only one of the unique features of openQRM. Another one is the possibility to easily and flexibly integrate existing business processes and repeating administration actions into openQRM.... read more

Posted by Matt 2014-01-24 Labels: summit

New openQRM Enterprise Administrator Guide available!

Merry Christmas

As a pre-Christmas present and for your reading pleasure during the Christmas season we are happy to provide you with a completely re-worked openQRM Enterprise Administrator Guide for the major openQRM 5.1 release. This updated document in detail describes all aspects of openQRM and its automation workflows for the integrated tools and technologies from "A" as in Ansible to "Z" as in Zabbix.... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-12-23

openQRM Enterprise Cloud 5.1.1. now with Ansible and complete Windows support

An hardened openQRM Enterprise Edition with the version number 5.1.1. has been released by openQRM Enterprise!

openQRM Enterprise Edition

Here the Top10 from the Changelog of the 5.1.1 openQRM Enterprise release:

New Features:

1) Ansible Support as additional Configuration Management System next to Puppet
The Ansible integration eases up Playbook administration.
Ansible is now also integrated in the openQRM Enterprise Cloud in the same way as Puppet... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-12-06

Private Cloud Computing Evaluation

Infra-structure as a service and Cloud Computing are the big things today.
Therefore we have created a new openQRM Cloud Demo facility for you!

It enables you to online evaluate Cloud Computing with openQRM Cloud and Cloud Zones without any hassle and of course without any costs.

Please see the Video below how easy it is to use openQRM Cloud!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZcaPq04NYo

Here the URL of the openQRM Enterprise Cloud for your private Cloud evaluation:... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-11-25

Is Cloud Computing too insecure?

IAAS (Infra-Structure as a Service) aka public Cloud Computing is too insecure for you? Not with a private openQRM Cloud!
openQRM Cloud enables your complete IT Services to be fully automated as a Self-Service in a secure environment.

On one hand openQRM is a "Single Management Console" for the lots of different subsystems in a datacenter (such as Server/VM provisioning, Monitoring, Highavailability, Documentation, DNS- and IP-Management, Backup/Restore, Application-deployment and configuration management etc.) plus it provides support and customizable workflows for lots of different Server, Storage and Virtualization Technologies.
(please check http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/products/integrations-technologies.html for a supported technologies Matrix)... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-11-21

Video of the openQRM presentation "How much automation do you need?" at T-DOSE 2013

You have missed the T-DOSE 2013 open-source conference ?
No worries! All talks and presentations of T-DOSE 2013 were recorded and are now available as video for you!

The presentation of openQRM project manager Matt Rechenburg talking about "How much automation do you need?" explains common pains of system administrators and presents their solutions with a fully automated private Cloud environment aka IAAS (infrastructure as a service). It also provides a nice overview about the new openQRM 5.1 version and its Cloud- and Cloud-Zones End-user portal for IT services.... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-10-30

How to safely backup and update your openQRM Cloud environment

You want to update your openQRM Cloud environment? Here a detailed recipe for you!

Two new openQRM HowTos have just been released explaining how to safely manage backups of an openQRM Cloud server plus how to update it to the latest openQRM 5.1 version.
In many cases updating a distributed Cloud environment can be painful. Not with openQRM Cloud. openQRM is designed to have a simple and robust mechanism for updating, allowing server updates at any time without any downtimes for the managed systems and virtual machines. How this works is explained step-by-step in the first Howto about:... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-10-06

openQRM presentation at T-Dose 2013 - How much automation do you need?

T-DOSE is a free and yearly event held in The Netherlands to promote use and development of Open Source Software. This year it is scheduled for the 26 and 27 October 2013 at the Fontys University of Applied Science in Eindhoven.

At this year's T-DOSE event, openQRM project manager Matt Rechenburg will be presenting the next level of IT automation and IaaS cloud computing with a talk about:

How much automation do you need?... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-09-28

INSIGHTS Report about openQRM 5.1

Rene Buest from New Age Disruption has posted a detailed INSIGHTS Report about openQRM 5.1. Please find it at :

http://newagedisruption.com/en/paper-en/insights-report-openqrm-5-1-is-available/

Thanks to Rene Buest for his nice analysis!

Many thanks and have a nice day,

Matt Rechenburg
Project Manager openQRM

Posted by Matt 2013-09-09

openQRM 5.1 released with new hybrid cloud functionalities and a fresh design

We're proud to present the brand new openQRM 5.1!

Packed with innovative features, like the new Hybrid Cloud Plugin, and an intuitive new interface design.

The new hybrid cloud plugin in openQRM 5.1 allows to transfers system loads to Amazon AWS and Eucalyptus and helps you scale beyond your own hardware equipment's limits! openQRM 5.1 introduces a completely new, intuitive web interface design. Our focus was on enhanced usability and easy workflows for the most-used actions in openQRM. The new dashboard presents a better overview and all the important information at a glance. Further more, virtualization support was greatly enhanced. Existing VMWare ESX and libvirt hosts can now be integrated into the openQRM management network. GlusterFS is now natively supported by KVM machines.... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-09-03

Howto: Automated Amazon EC2 Cloud deployments with openQRM 5.1 on Debian Wheezy

You are thinking about how to combine your internal IT with Public- and/or private Cloud resources such as Amazon EC2 or Eucalyptus?
Then this new howto about 'Automated Amazon EC2 Cloud deployments with openQRM 5.1 on Debian Wheezy' is exactly made for you!

A detailed openQRM Use-Case with focus on Amazon EC2 Public Cloud

In a series of a whole set of openQRM Howtos for the new openQRM 5.1 version this documentation is follow-up of the previous howto about 'Install openQRM 5.1 on Debian Wheezy' - http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/community/howtos/install-openqrm-51-on-debian-wheezy.html - and 'Virtualization with KVM and openQRM 5.1 on Debian Wheezy' - http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/community/howtos/virtualization-with-kvm-and-openqrm-51-on-debian-wheezy.html With every howto we are going to add more features and functionalities to the openQRM server. This sequence will allow us to show you in detail how to setup, manage, automate and to overcloud a complete IT Infrastructure. ... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-08-13

Howto: Virtualization with KVM and openQRM 5.1 on Debian Wheezy

Another brand new openQRM Howto is available for openQRM 5.1

This howto with the title 'Virtualization with KVM and openQRM 5.1 on Debian Wheezy' is follow-up of the previous howto about 'Install openQRM 5.1 on Debian Wheezy'. It provides the next step after the openQRM installation by documenting a common use case which is to run Virtual Machines with KVM. Again screenshots for every single step guiding through this howto starting from the selection of plugins, going on with configuring LVM and network-bridges, followed by creating an fully automatic installation with LinuxCOE and finalizing with cloning/snapshotting VM Images and recommendations for automated application deployments with puppet, automated monitoring with Nagios, automated hybrid-cloud deployment to Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus, automated highavailability and combining all those features to a private IAAS Cloud self-service.... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-08-11

Howto: Install openQRM 5.1 on Debian Wheezy

Dear openQRM Community,

A brand new detailed openQRM HowTo about how to install the openQRM Datacenter Management and Cloud Computing platform version 5.1 on Debian 7 aka Wheezy is available. It is the starting point for a set of upcoming openQRM HowTos explaining different Use-cases with the focus on virtualization, automation and cloud computing.

Please find this new openQRM Howto at http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/community/project-blog/post/article/howto-install-openqrm-51-on-debian-wheezy.html... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-08-09

Help testing openQRM 5.1 - get a free openQRM coffee mug

Dear openQRM Community,

Your experience, opinion and help is valuable for us!

For the upcoming 5.1 release we have spent countless days to bring you the best openQRM version ever. Now we would love to get your feedback and suggestions to make the final release even better.

Therefore we would like to kindly invite you to the openQRM 5.1 beta program on behalf of openQRM Enterprise! Please visit

http://beta.openqrm-enterprise.com/... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-08-07

Informations about the upcoming openQRM 5.1 release

Dear openQRM Community,

we are looking forward to an upcoming new release of openQRM 5.1!

A lot of development has been done since openQRM 5.0 so openQRM 5.1 will come again with a lot of new cool and useful features.
For an exclusive preview of some of the new functionalities in openQRM 5.1 please enjoy the insights posted by Gigaom analyst Rene Buest at

http://npub.li/be (EN)

http://npub.li/bb (DE)

The release of openQRM 5.1 is scheduled for the 01. September 2013... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-07-30

openQRM Private Cloud at Deutsche Bahn/DB Systel

Dear openQRM Community,

I would like to let you know about a just published video of the talk from DB Systel System Architect Holger Koch presenting how Deutsche Bahn/DB Systel are profiting from running several Private Cloud Computing installations using openQRM.

Please enjoy the video of the full presentation taken during LinuxTag 2013 in Berlin (german audio) at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeUt_SdPxUY... [read more](/p/openqrm/news/2013/07/openqrm-private-cloud-at-deutsche-bahndb-systel/)
Posted by Matt 2013-07-24

Building a hosted Private Cloud with openQRM

Cloud analyst Rene Buest published a comprehensive guide howto setup a hosted private Cloud with openQRM. His howto provides insights of why companies decide to go with private Cloud and points out the advantages of a fully automated IT infrastructure combined with a self-service. It includes step-by-step instructions paired with lots of screenshots and describes best practices for building your own private Cloud.... read more

Posted by Matt 2013-07-02