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OpenStack is growing. Just looking around at the OpenStack Summit Paris, it’s exciting to see how far it’s come in just four years. It’s being used in production at many large enterprises and was recently named the most important open source project in the cloud. It was great to see Jim Zemlin from the Linux Foundation on the Summit keynote stage this morning. The size of the Summit and excitement around OpenStack are reminiscent of Linux conferences in the early 2000s – it’s a project that’s still developing, but on track to dominate.
The true business value of a private cloud is achieved through the applications you run on top of it. Unfortunately, most private clouds don’t come with apps built in. Deploying apps from scratch is a months long process that doesn’t always scale. The deployments typically aren’t repeatable – they are unique, like snowflakes – making them difficult to automate and reproduce.
OpenStack Summit Paris kicks of Monday, November 3 at Palais des congress de Paris. The five-day conference brings together OpenStack developers, users and administrators from around the globe to talk in depth about the open source cloud software. As an OpenStack founder, Rackspace will be at the Summit sharing OpenStack insights and updates through speaking sessions, book signings and more.
This year, OpenStack participated in Open Source Day (OSD) at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) for the second time. The main focus of this year’s Open Source Day was humanitarian applications. Along with OpenStack, participating open source projects included Microsoft Disaster Recovery, Ushahidi, Sahana Software Foundation and others.
By Paul R. Brenner, Associate Director, Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame
Rackspace experts will be out in full force next week at VMworld Europe 2014, as we take to the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona to showcase how Rackspace manages all the things through managed VMware®, managed OpenStack® and Managed Cloud.
More than a year ago, we joined forces with the OpenStack Heat community with the goal of productizing the capabilities of orchestration.
Stability and scalability are imperative in an enterprise private cloud. Your workloads demand that your private cloud is up and running and that it can grow with your business.
In October, Rackers will once again take OpenStack to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing! As OpenStack sharpens its focus on the super user, we will as well with this year’s Open Source Day. The focus of the Open Source Day is humanitarian projects, and Grace Hopper conference organizers want female developers to learn how to contribute to them. Beside OpenStack, this year’s participating projects include Microsoft Disaster Response, Ushahidi’s initiative CrisisNET, the Sahana Eden humanitarian platform and others. Check out all of the Open Source participants here: http://gracehopper.org/open-source-day/.
Just as summer comes to a close, so does our RPC Insights series. This series of webinars and blog posts by Rackspace Sales Engineer James Thorne provided detailed information and guidance to help you get started with Rackspace Private Cloud. From spinning up your first instance, to using RPC to support your software development lifecycle and host your web tier and big data solutions, James provided important insights and detailed examples.
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