This page summarizes all recent mentions of Morphlabs in leading publications. Click on the link in the title to read the entire article.
Welcome to the Converged Future of Cloud
By Eric Kavanagh
December 13, 2012
Created by a partnership of Dell and Morphlabs, the mCloud Helix comes configured with OpenStacksoftware, and is reportedly the first cloud vendor to bring forth such a full-scale open-source offering. It’s also stacked to the gills with processing power, Solid State Drives, massive storage and more.
Understanding the Impact of Your Workload on Your Cloud Infrastructure
By Christopher Aedo
December 3, 2012
Enterprises are quickly realizing that their future success is dependent on their ability to adapt their business to the Cloud. That realization however comes with more questions and concerns about executing an effective cloud-based strategy.
How Media Temple and Dreamhost Differ In Approach To Offering Cloud Services
October 17, 2012
This week comes the news about Media Temple and its plans with Dell and Morphlabs to give customers their own “private cloud,” consisting of a souped up Flash-filled server, complete with all the fixings for automating the mind bending complexity when adopting a new infrastructure.
Dell Partners With Morphlabs on ‘Private Cloud in a Box’
October 16, 2012
Dell is partnering with Morphlabs to bring an integrated cloud appliance to market as part of Dell’s new Emerging Solutions Platform Partner Program. Morphlabs is the first company to join the program, which will showcase its mCloud Helix solution.
Old-School Web Hosts Fight Back Against Amazon Cloud
October 16, 2012
Since its launch in 2006, Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud — aka EC2 — has changed the way companies and developers think about hosting software applications. But now, the traditional web hosts are fighting back. This week, two of the biggest names in web hosting — Dreamhost and Media Temple — announced new cloud services based on OpenStack, an open source platform that seeks to mimic the Amazon way. Media Temple’s offering is based on an OpenStack appliance from Morphlabs called the mCloud Helix Solution. The appliance includes OpenStack running on Dell servers with solid-state disks, along with Dell’s open source deployment software Crowbar. The appliance will also include 24/7 remote support and maintenance.
5 Dysfunctional IT Relationships — And How to Repair Them
October 1, 2012
This light-hearted piece by Dan Tynan features commentary from Morphlabs CEO Winston Damarillo on the subject of how to leverage cloud computing to drive business agility, as well as some of the reasons why converged infrastructure can solve common rampant IT problems – from the DevOps divide to cloud storage in a time of data explosion.
IBM adds solid-state hard drive maker to arsenal, beefs up PureSystems
August 20, 2012
Morphlabs Inc., a cloud vendor that offers converged infrastructure, uses SSD storage exclusively in its systems. According to a recent white paper from the company, SSDs are an excellent choice, in part because they use less power and aren’t affected by temperature the way HDDs are–both of which features help reduce energy consumption.
Yoram Heller of Morphlabs Shares Insights about Delivering Cloud Solutions
Web Host Industry Review
Yoram Heller runs business development and strategic partnerships for Morphlabs, a company that has been building complete private cloud solutions out of best of breed components for several years. In an interview with WHIR editor Liam Eagle, Heller discusses some of what the company has learned about strategies for delivering cloud solutions , including marketing workloads rather than technology.
OpenStack Embraces ARM in Latest Cloud Move
July 18, 2012
The news comes at OSCON, which is shaping up to be a birthday bash for the two-year-old OpenStack project and a coming-out party for a bunch of news. MorphLabs on Tuesday announced the mCloud Helix cloud—what it calls a compact, energy-efficient OpenStack cloud running fast SSD storage — no need for pricey SANs!—and integrated ZFS. This configuration was built and tested on Dell PowerEdge C servers.
Morphlabs Launches Compact OpenStack-Based Cloud Platform
July 17, 2012
Morphlabs introduced mCloud Helix at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) July 17, also known as OpenStack Day at the event. The Morphlabs’ solution combines one of the smallest footprints of any cloud infrastructure on the market with unmatched density to set a new energy standard for watt/virtual CPU (vCPU). The Morphlabs’ mCloud Helix is built and tested on Dell PowerEdge C servers, which use the latest hyperscale technology for performance and efficiency. In addition, CoreSite, a national provider of network-rich data centers, has worked with Morphlabs to optimize its infrastructure for enterprises seeking to deploy their own mCloud Helix.
Morphlabs Delivers OpenStack Insfrastructure, Works With Dell
July 17, 2012
The mCloud Helix solution is purportedly designed to be very scalable, letting users add mCloud Helix units as compute and storage needs increase. The announcement also points to some interesting partnerships, including one with CoreSite, a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, which has optimized its infrastructure for customers to deploy their own mCloud Helix units.
Morphlabs Brings Hope to Private Cloud
July 17, 2012
Company CEO Winston Damarillo has long focused this company on what he calls “dynamic infrastructure services,” meaning that he aims to bring touted benefits of public (off-site) cloud such as flexibility and simplicity to on-site, privately controlled infrastructures. He’s also a big open-source guy, having sold GlueCode to IBM in the “early” days.
Morphlabs distills concentrated OpenStack Cloudy System
July 17, 2012
With the new mCloud Helix, Morphlabs is again integrating servers and storage inside of a Dell chassis, this time the PowerEdge C6220, a four-node chassis that uses much fatter eight-core Xeon E5-2600 processors and much more scalable main memory.
Dell PowerEdge Microserver Buying Guide
June 25, 2012
A case in point is a company called Morphlabs that uses the PowerEdge C5220 for its mCloud Rack Enterprise Edition private cloud, which is offered by the company’s service provider partners and is based on Solid State Drive (SSD) technology. “Morphlabs works closely with Dell to power our all-SSD mCloud Rack,” said Winston Damarillo, founder and CEO of Morphlabs. “Upgrading to Dell’s newest microserver enables us to deliver hardware-level isolation for private clouds that can then be clustered together to form a resilient platform for mission-critical workloads.”
Who Is Using OpenStack?
May 17, 2012
Morphlabs has been part of the OpenStack community since its inception. In fact, Morphlabs is the first provider of SSD-powered converged infrastructure solutions for OpenStack. “The mCloud Rack Enterprise Edition pre-integrates hyperscale hardware with best-of-breed software,” said Yoram Heller, VP of business development. “The flexibility and modularity afforded by OpenStack provide great advantages,” Heller explained. “OpenStack is ultimately a framework that allows a vibrant ecosystem to tailor-make solutions for their customers. It provides a solid foundation for the mCloud solutions and keeps inter-operability in the foreground – which is becoming increasingly critical for cloud computing adoption.”
Startup Weekend Cebu participants solving real-world problems
May 15, 2012
Judges like Winston Damarillo of MorphLabs, Minette Navarrete of Kickstart Ventures and Alvin Gendrano of Microsoft Philippines also demonstrated their commitment to help build a robust and active startup scene in Cebu. “It is important that we provide a pathway for our technologists and engineers to become entrepreneurs,” said Damarillo, himself a highly successful technopreneur having founded software companies Morphlabs and Exist, before founding Developers Connect to discover and nurture the natural capacity of the Filipino to innovate and create.
Morphlabs Launches Enterprise-Level OpenStack Private Cloud
April 23, 2012
Last week at the OpenStack Design Summit, Morphlabs launched its all-SSD (solid state disk) mCloud Rack Enterprise Edition, an enterprise-level converged infrastructure solution on the OpenStack platform. The mCloud “Rack E” includes technologies such as Dell’s PowerEdge-C Platform, Arista Networks’ switches and Nexenta’s enterprise-class OpenStorage, and optimizes enterprise cloud implementations by providing more I/O operations per second (IOPs) per compute while retaining industry-defining power and cost efficiency, according to the company.
Oracle and OpenStack: A Tale of Two Completely Opposite Strategies
April 20, 2012
It (OpenStack) is by no means a finished product in its current state but does provide the base capabilities upon which a finished service can be built. That’s certainly what Piston Cloud and Morphlabs have already done. Red Hat, HP, Nebula, Dell and several other firms have announced plans to do the same in the future.
OpenStack’s Game: The Enemy’s Gate Is Down
April 19, 2012
OpenStack’s underlying architecture is designed to be modular and highly abstracted, beyond even the legacy support that VMware calls for. Take, for example, Morphlabs, a vendor that took the conference as an opportunity to launch an all-SSD, converged infrastructure private cloud solution powered by OpenStack. OpenStack’s modular nature enabled the company to build this rack-mounted “cloud-in-a-box” with 12 terabytes of storage and no SAN, taking the ceiling off the price vs. performance curve.
OpenStack Surprises Involve Hyper-V, Solid State
April 19, 2012
A second case of OpenStack support beyond the project’s mainstream comes from Morphlab’s CEO Winston Damarillo, the former Intel Capital venture capitalist who went out on his own to found Gluecode Software, acquired by IBM in 2005; Logicblaze, acquired by Iona Technologies in 2007; and Webtide, acquired by Intalio in 2009.MorphLabs has designed x86 infrastructure, loaded with OpenStack cloud software, that will ship as integrated racks of blade servers, network switches, and storage.
Morphlabs forges OpenStack cloud rack
April 18, 2012
Morphlabs has been moving into physical hardware over the past two years and is now rolling out a converged system called mCloud Rack Enterprise. The system welds together Dell cloudy servers packed with solid state storage, Nexenta storage software, Arista Networks switches, and the new “Essex” commercial-grade OpenStack cloud fabric into a ready-to-go “cloud in a box”.
Slidecast: mCloud Solutions Overview for the Cloud
April 18, 2012
Slidecast: In a presentation for Inside Cloud, Morphlabs VP of Business Solutions, Kaz Brecher, walks through the mCloud Rack and mCloud Data Center Unit to give you an overview of mCloud technology benefits.
Dell and Morphlabs Partner on SSD Cloud
March 30, 2012
Morphlabs has launched what it reckons is the first all solid-state drive (SSD) cloud platform. Yes, Amazon’s DynamoDB database uses SSDs, and CloudSigma added SSDs to its public cloud last November but not end-to-end. The Morphlabs entry is based on Dell hardware that’ll be pre-integrated with Morphlabs’ open source orchestration widgetry.
Dell Upgrades Cloud Division
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
March 27, 2012
Netflix is likely be among those welcoming the new partnership between Dell and startup Morphlabs to offer a solid-state drive private cloud platform for storage. The Manhattan Beach, California-based Morphlabs said in a statement on Monday that the first end-to-end solid-state drive cloud platform – the mCloud Data Center Unit — will be powered by Dell’s PowerEdge C portfolio hyperscale server line. The platform is intended for data centers, service providers and global enterprise customers, according to Morphlabs.
Morphlabs Readies All-SSD Private Clouds
March 27, 2012
Los Angeles-based Morphlabs is floating high performance clouds by forgoing disk-based storage for its new mCloud Data Center Unit (DCU). Instead, the company is going all-in on solid-state storage, with some help from Dell. Aimed at on-premises and hosted private cloud deployments, mCloud leverages Dell’s “hyperscale inspired” PowerEdge C5220 servers. PowerEdge C is one of Dell’s primary cloud infrastructure hardware lines. Last year, it became the basis of the company’s OpenStack Cloud Solution for rapidly deploying computing infrastructures based on the open source cloud platform.
Morphlabs Rolls Out All-SSD Private Cloud in a Box
March 26, 2012
Morphlabs today launched the first all solid-state drive (SSD) private cloud platform, offering performance gains that it said are “pretty massive” while matching the cost of Amazon. Morphlabs partnered with Dell to deliver the new offering, using its hyperscale server line, PowerEdge C. Dell Executive Director Steve Cumings said in a statement: “The enterprise today requires best-of-breed technologies that deliver unmatched performance and efficiency. Morphlabs has successfully pre-integrated compute, storage and networking into its mCloud solutions.”
Morphlabs, Dell pitch all-SSD private cloud
March 26, 2012
Morphlabs and Dell are making an all-SSD-based cloud architecture available for companies needing the fastest storage performance for their private clouds. Solid-state drives increase storage I/O performance while cutting power consumption compared to spinning disk and other traditional storage. That means faster launching of applications and faster access to data. Although it’s on-premise or hosted, Morphlabs said its new mCloud service will be priced on par with Amazon Web Services, but will bring with it the security of a private cloud to service providers and other companies that require it.
Globe and Morphlabs Unveil Dynamic Infrastructure Services
Cloud Computing Journal
March 26, 2012
In a speech at the Own Your Cloud product launch, Romero disclosed that “Globe is a pioneer in cloud delivery not just in the Philippines, but in Asia Pacific for bringing to market a state-of-the-art Dynamic Infrastructure Services (DIS)” designed to provide rapidly scalable computing power and resources to businesses. The service runs technology developed by Morphlabs, an award-winning cloud solutions provider, that bagged $5 million in Series C funding September last year. “Dynamic Infrastructure Services allow businesses to start small,” said Winston Damarillo, Founder and CEO of Morphlabs.
WHD 2012 – Profiting from Cloud Hosting with John Igoe of Dell
The WHIR (Web Hosting Industry Review)
March 21, 2012
During his presentation at World Hosting Days 2012, John Igoe, executive director of cloud software solutions, from Dell offered some of the hardware company’s perspective on the cloud hosting market, and the prospects for service providers in that market. The good news for hosting providers, if you’re interested in Dell’s perspective, is the company sees incredible growth and adoption in the next couple of years. He also brought out Kaz Brecher of Dell partner Morphlabs, who described the company’s technology for deploying what the it calls one of the most cost effective solutions for deploying private cloud.
The 20 Coolest Cloud Platforms & Development Vendors
March 14, 2012
In this overview of top cloud platforms, CRN’s Andrew Hickey writes, “Morphlabs offers a Platform-as-a-Service that virtualizes applications through a combination of open source software and hardware. Its mCloud suite offers provisioning, billing and virtual machine management to fulfill its mission of empowering everyone to join the cloud revolution.”
Hyperscale Computing Driving Small Scale Designs
Cloud Computing Journal
March 5, 2012
Multi-million user social networks, cloud hosting, Internet search and Big Data problems such as meteorology, complex physics and business informatics, all share one basic need – they each require incredibly large, complex and varied computer platforms. However, a common requirement across these systems is to “optimize the unit cost of computing.” At this degree of hyperscale computing, the network, system, software, facility, and maintenance all add up to 10s or 100s of millions of dollars per project, and optimizations of a single element or the coordination of multiple elements can save the business millions.
Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility
February 29, 2012
Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization. Many enterprises looking for the benefits of public cloud-style scaling are deterred by increasingly complex compliance and regulatory requirements. Morphlabs has origins in open source disruption and has been working with cloud computing technology for the past five years.
CIOs Must Beware Private Cloud Plan Hijackers
February 29, 2012
Private cloud is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean the road is going to be smooth. One of the major roadblocks is going to be your own staff, so we can expect the same tar-pitted demise of traditional server and storage infrastructures as we experienced with the decline of mainframe computing. Why not get out ahead of the curve, rip off the Band-Aid, and start to realize the substantial benefits of private clouds? We should all be so lucky. Truth is, substantial change is hard and is met with resistance.
DIS: The On-Ramp to Enterprise Cloud
February 14, 2012
We all have friends who are consistently on the cutting edge of the technology curve, while others let the early adopters work out the bugs before upgrading their smartphone, television or computer. Companies considering their entrée into cloud computing are no different. Concerns over reliability, control and privacy get special attention when evaluating solutions in a rapidly evolving ecosystem that is far from mature. Fortunately, many of the barriers that prevent companies from adopting cloud-based infrastructure, or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), are rapidly dissolving.
The Practice of Virtualization
December 22, 2011
More recently, hardware vendors have been shipping modular commodity hardware in dense configurations also known as Hyperscale computing. The most noticeable difference is the availability of hard drives or SSDs within the modules. This enables the virtualization server to run the Virtual Machines natively on the Host without going out to the SAN; this results in a much less complex network leading to several advantages.
How Cloud Computing Can Boost Developing Nations
November 3, 2011
When viewed from a global perspective the potential of cloud computing is far beyond server consolidation and virtualization. Cloud computing fundamentally shifts the benefits of the Open Source movement, fueling innovation from new sectors, and impacting our culture at large in ways that parallel how we have seen Twitter and Facebook up-end the status quo.
Untapped: Why the developing world must treat IT as a national resource
August 28, 2011
The open source movement has the potential to empower developing countries to use IT as an important national resource — to communicate to its citizenry, expand its educational platform and address national disasters. Companies like Morphlabs and the VCE alliance are working to lower barriers to efficient computing solutions by simplifying the hardware and software configuration requirements for implementation.
15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools For Your Business
March 15, 2011
mCloud™ On-Demand is an operational management platform that works with Amazon EC2 to provide an integrated cloud stack for deploying, managing and monitoring enterprise class Rails, Java or PHP applications with ease. mCloud On-Demand also lets you focus on building business value instead of managing infrastructure.
“Cloud Don’ts”: Advice to Avoid Wasted Investment – CIO Central
January 28, 2011
Winston Damarillo, CEO at Morphlabs, is promoting a concept he calls “Enterprise Cloud Architecture”. His idea, which is part of the inspiration for this “cloud don’t,” is that private clouds must be built on public cloud standards so that the same management systems can be used. In this way, computing workloads can move easily from your private cloud to the public cloud.
Morphlabs’ Damarillo on Eve of Davos: Education Priority in Developing World
Cloud Computing Journal
January 26, 2011
Morphlabs CEO shares his thoughts on cloud computing and its impact on education in the developing world. Part 2/2 of interview with Roger Strukhoff on the eve of his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Morphlabs CEO Winston Damarillo Explains Why “Cloud is Cooler”
Cloud Computing Journal
January 25, 2011
A native of the Philippines, Winston has also been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. This is the first part of the interview, which covers his current business as CEO of Morphlabs which offers a wider range of solutions and compliance to a legitimate Cloud Architecture for the Enterprise
Software Licensing For The Cloud: Morphlabs Goes Hourly
January 11, 2011
Software licensing in the cloud has been a topic of discussion for a while. Morphlabs, a cloud platform vendor, offers a different twist to the conversation: hourly pricing for Zend Technologies’ PHP Web application server.
Commanding The Cloud
December 31, 2010
Morphlabs gives smaller companies an inroad to the cloud computing arena
10 Hot Emerging Cloud Computing Vendors
November 8, 2010
Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based cloud computing player Morphlabs’ key mission is to help build private clouds. And with its flagship mCloud Controller, a cloud platform delivered as an appliance, Morphlabs is giving users a way to convert commodity hardware to a cloud environment.
Morphlabs Gets $1.0M From Strategic Partner
December 15, 2010
Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs, the provider of software for managing private and public cloud infrastructure, has raised $1M in funding from a strategic partner, the firm said this week. The investment came from BroadBand Tower, a provider of Internet services, hosting, and other services in Japan.
Morphlabs at Cloud Expo 2010
December 13, 2011
TMCnet interviews Tom Humbarger, Director of Product Marketing at Morphlabs, at Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California on November 4, 2010. Tom discusses the launch of mCloud On-Demand, enterprise cloud architecture, and Morphlabs’ integration of the Zend PHP server.
Which Java-PaaS Options Will Win Developers’ Hearts?
December 5, 2010
Morphlabs’ PaaS offerings cited among platforms that support multiple languages including Java