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Successful Cloud Architecture Takes the Right Mindset

by Kevin Jackson – May 21st, 2015

The evolution of your IT department is here. The industry calls it “the cloud” and OpenStack is one part of the solution. And while designing and building for any cloud environment can be a challenge, approaching this task with the right mindset and focus can help can make your project a success. This isn’t just […]

[VIDEO] How DefCore Is Driving An OpenStack-Powered Planet

by Leezia Dhalla – May 21st, 2015

Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, on Monday kicked off the summit by announcing the roll out of base interoperability tests and requirements that will help define a common core for all OpenStack products. This process, called DefCore, means certain standards must be met in each OpenStack-powered environment, whether private, public or hybrid. […]

[VIDEO] Accelerating The Pace Of Open Source Innovation With Women

Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla – May 21st, 2015

Tech has long had a reputation of being a male-dominated industry where women are drastically underrepresented. While women make up 59 percent of the U.S. labor force, they fill less than 30 percent of the roles at tech companies, according to CNET Magazine. The data is even more troubling when you consider that female employees are […]

Don’t Just Consume, Participate: Operations & Community

Product & Development by Jay Faulkner – May 20th, 2015

How we build and think about servers is constantly evolving. In the past, infrastructure was considered primarily the realm of the systems administrator. Over time that role grew, and instead of merely configuring systems, many of these administrators began writing and committing software by following devops philosophies. Now, many of the people who are building […]

[VIDEO] Midweek Recap: Building OpenStack Interoperability in Vancouver

Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla – May 20th, 2015

Five years ago, a small group of 75 developers flocked to Austin, Texas, for the first-ever OpenStack Summit. What began as a low-key gathering has since morphed into an internationally recognized event with a global following. This week, more than 5,000 users, developers and administrators of the open source software have convened at the Vancouver […]

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 […]

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