The OpenStack Summit is about relationships. As developers, we meet up twice a year at the Summit and then return home and resume communication via IRC and email. Spending time in person with other members of the community gives you the opportunity to form a bond and, more importantly, build trust – a community without trust can’t thrive.
Work at the OpenStack Summit in Portland this week is helping bridge the gap between what’s been promised and what’s becoming possible. Nowhere is the gap between these two wider than with autoscaling. Everyone expects the cloud to be able to automatically scale right out of the gate, but the truth is that it requires a lot of work and sometimes only happens with the help of a third-party service provider.