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OpenStack Summit Atlanta this week crushed any doubt about whether people are taking OpenStack and doing great things with it.
OpenStack is the cornerstone for almost every television show we do – which is pretty astonishing considering the technology is just four years old (though, it’s been around longer than the lifespan of most TV shows).
Public? Private? Hybrid? What’s it going to be in the cloud? And what role will OpenStack play?
As a Racker who works on the communications side of a very technical business, I know just how challenging it can be to contribute to the open source conversation. Sometimes the best way to stay relevant with developers, architects and designers is to dive headfirst into the projects that keep them busy.
At previous OpenStack Summits, the spotlight was squarely trained on the users – the developers and companies using OpenStack to power and change their businesses. And at OpenStack Summit Atlanta on Monday, a new breed of OpenStack user was introduced: the superuser.
In his keynote presentation this week at OpenStack Summit Atlanta, Rackspace Cloud Architect Troy Toman called on the community to build bridges between operators and developers and to work together to co-create the future of cloud computing.
Since Rackspace co-founded OpenStack in 2010, we’ve eagerly watched the project grow and mature. Today, the next phase of OpenStack’s evolution has been made available to the public – The OpenStack Marketplace.
It’s easy to let enthusiasm get in the way of execution, especially when you’ve worked hard and have a lot to celebrate, as the OpenStack community does.
OpenStack Summit Atlanta kicks off on Monday. Thousands of stackers will head to the ATL to hear more about OpenStack during keynote sessions, workshops, a design summit and much more. Rackspace will be out in full force hosting a number of speaking sessions, a keynote presentation from Troy Toman and a bunch of other awesome events.
In April, the OpenStack Foundation released Icehouse, the ninth release of the OpenStack cloud platform. The general consensus seems to be that while Icehouse has some compelling new features, the focus of this version of OpenStack is on enterprise-grade readiness. Vendors like Rackspace and users with strong engineering talent have been very successful in creating enterprise-grade clouds using earlier OpenStack releases, but there has been a concerted focus by the community to stabilize the code and to enhance the operational capabilities of the platform. As a result, more vendors and partners in the ecosystem are now able to deliver OpenStack-powered products and services that can satisfy the stringent infrastructure requirements of enterprise shops.
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