OpenStack is driving true change in academia – it’s powering some of the most sophisticated research projects at top organizations throughout the world. OpenStack has provided researchers a low cost, high performance compute option to handle intense workloads and empowers computer science engineers with a free and open cloud operating system.
Showing a short clip from the ABC smash TV comedy “Modern Family,” DigitalFilm Tree Inc. CTO Guillaume Aubuchon showcased how OpenStack-powered public and private clouds can work together to create a true hybrid infrastructure and spark collaboration.
When the OpenStack Foundation was created in 2012, one key issue was how choose the eight elected directors of the foundation board. After vigorous community debate, there was a decision to choose cumulative voting. In cumulative voting, each individual member of the OpenStack Foundation gets eight votes, which can be cast for multiple people or all be cast for a single candidate.
The Rackspace Cloud is now available in our new Hong Kong (HKG) region. This marks our third new region in 2013, including Sydney, which launched in June and Northern Virginia, which came online in August. The launch of Hong Kong brings our total global region count to six: Dallas, Chicago, Northern Virginia, London, Sydney and Hong Kong.
Kevin Jackson, a UK-based Rackspace Senior Cloud Architect , and Cody Bunch, a US-based Rackspace Principal Architect, joined forces earlier this year to work on the second edition of the OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook. This is an update to the first edition Jackson wrote based on the Essex release of OpenStack. I caught up with both authors to ask a few questions on how this collaboration came about.