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A day in the life of an incoming Project Technical Lead

Product & Development by Lana Brindley – May 20th, 2015

Anne Gentle is a bit of a legend in OpenStack circles. She is the original OpenStack documentation person, a founding member of the Women of OpenStack group and a long-standing member of the Technical Committee, among other roles. But recently, she has decided to hang up one particular hat: that of Documentation Project Technical Lead […]

Magnum: Containers-as-a-Service for OpenStack Clouds

Product & Development by Adrian Otto – May 20th, 2015

This week at OpenStack Summit Vancouver, we demonstrated new software from the OpenStack project Magnum, which allows cloud operators to offer Containers-as-a-Service to their cloud users. Containers are hot today, and a crop of new open source projects have surfaced to bring this exciting technology to users. Among them:  Docker, Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, and numerous […]

State of the OpenStack API Working Group: Liberty Edition

Cloud Industry Insights by Everett Toews – May 20th, 2015

The OpenStack API Working Group has a clear mission: To improve the developer experience of API users — and we’ll be doing just that at Liberty Design sessions this week in Vancouver.

OpenStack Summit Day 1: Mexico’s Roadmap to the Cloud

Product & Development by Leezia Dhalla – May 19th, 2015

The government of Mexico is headed into the cloud, and it’s counting on OpenStack to take it there. That was the message to a group of OpenStack Summit attendees Monday in a break-out session from Victor Lagunes, CIO of the Office of the President of Mexico. As chief information officer, Lagunes is responsible for supporting the country’s National Digital […]

Keeping OpenStack Secrets Safe With Barbican

Product & Development by Abe Selig – May 19th, 2015

While previous OpenStack summits have debated the merits and relevance of Barbican, a ReST API designed for the secure storage, provisioning and management of secrets, this week’s summit in Vancouver will reflect its maturity as a bonafide OpenStack project. Until recently, discussions around Barbican were introductory in nature, whereas now, people are interested in how […]

One set of credentials to spin up private and public cloud resources…it’s finally happening!

Only 4 percent of the universe is known. Only 15 percent of server capacity is utilized. What do these two statistics have in common? CERN. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is working to understand the unknown universe through its Large Hadron Collider experiments — and it’s using OpenStack to maximize utilization of server capacity. You may […]

Vote on VMworld topics you’d like to see become 2015 conference sessions

Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten – May 18th, 2015

Attending VMworld 2015 in San Francisco this August, or in Barcelona in October? If so, you can vote now for topics that will become break-out sessions and panel discussions at the conferences. Rackspace has been offering managed hosted services powered by VMware® since 2006, and has grown to become VMware’s largest vCloud Air™ Network service […]

OpenStack Clouds and Interoperability

Cloud Industry Insights by Egle Sigler – May 18th, 2015

With a growing number of OpenStack projects, how do you define what is the minimum set of OpenStack features that should be enabled? Not only it is a question for installing and configuring OpenStack, but it is also a question for users: what kind of OpenStack are they getting? Will two different OpenStack deployments provide […]

What’s New in Kilo for Neutron?

Product & Development by James Denton – May 18th, 2015

With the 11th release of OpenStack out the door, another OpenStack Summit is underway in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. At this time last year, Icehouse had just been released, and I was heavily involved in researching and testing both the Havana and Icehouse releases as part of putting together Learning OpenStack Networking (Neutron) which was just released […]

Design, Deploy, Operate: Building OpenStack to Scale

Cloud Industry Insights by Van Lindberg – May 17th, 2015

This weekend, 140 Rackers will be heading out to the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. We’ll be participating in many different sessions about many different topics. But we’ll have one overall message: we are here to help OpenStack scale. For a long time, the focus of the OpenStack community — including Rackspace — was achieving minimal feature parity […]

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