What’s ahead for PowerVC in 2015


As we move into 2015, we are once again planning on two major releases of PowerVC. This will allow us to quickly respond to new customer requirements and take advantage of the capabilities in the OpenStack releases “Kilo” and “M”.

Some of the enhancements we are considering for PowerVC in 2015 include:

  • Additional storage device support (dependent on community contributions by storage vendors)
  • Multi-disk image capture and deploy
  • Enhanced storage management such as resizing volumes, volume sharing and mirroring
  • Increasing management scalability
  • Improved scheduling including VM affinity/anti-affinity, CPU and memory capacity consideration
  • Networking enhancements
  • Support for multiple shared processor pools
  • Physical host groups to allow segregation of workloads to specific servers
  • Redundent HMC support
  • Dynamic resource rebalancing
  • Exploitation of Power Systems Capacity on Demand
  • Remote restart of Virtual Machines
  • Security and logging enhancements
  • Additional client OS support
  • Customer requested features
  • Exploitation of new PowerVM, PowerKVM and Power Systems hardware capabilities

As always, these plans reflect goals and intentions and are subject to change, but think that you can see that we have a lot of good stuff coming in PowerVC in 2015.

About Jay Kruemcke

Jay Kruemcke is passionate about helping customers and partners achieve their goals. Jay is a currently a Senior Product Manager at SUSE. Jay is responsible for the SUSE Linux for High-Performance Computing, Linux for Arm, and Linux for Power servers. Jay released the first commercially supported Linux distribution for Arm in 2016. Jay completely restructured SUSE’s HPC offerings in 2017 to add support for Arm systems, provide longer term support, and continue to enhance the HPC Module. The HPC Module provides support for open software such as slurm as part of the SUSE HPC subscription. Jay has built an extensive career in product management based on being a bridge between customers and engineering teams. He has extensive experience in many areas including product positioning, driving future product directions, using social media for client collaboration, and evangelizing the capabilities and future directions of enterprise products. Prior to joining SUSE, Jay had a long career at IBM including many roles in the Power and Cloud Engineering and Offering teams. In addition to his product management experience, Jay has held a variety of technology roles at including product marketing, manager of a technical architecture team, briefing center staff, SAP systems management consultant, and as a system programmer and administrator Jay also volunteers with the Boy Scouts in multiple roles and with ProductCamp Austin. The postings on this site solely reflect the personal views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, positions, strategies or opinions of my employer. Follow me on twitter @mr_sles and @phastflyer
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2 Responses to What’s ahead for PowerVC in 2015

  1. Volker Haug says:

    Remote Restart is a must functionality

  2. As of PowerVC v1.2.2 I’m really liking the product and what it does for me. I’m looking forward to more innovations as you suggest are on the way for 2015 and later. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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