Every six months, developers, administrators and business folks gather for the OpenStack Summit. The fall’s summit is going on now in Hong Kong, the first international destination in OpenStack’s three-plus years of existence.
The federation of multiple clouds in the real world isn’t far out of reach, and through a CERN openlab research project, CERN and Rackspace are probing the possibility of true federated hybrid clouds built on OpenStack.
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.
Over the next 24 hours, Rackspace Cloud Queues will be rolled out and made available to all Rackspace Cloud customers. We know that a queuing system keeps your application running, and that switching may be a daunting decision, so we’re giving away Cloud Queues for free until January 2014. Try it out, performance test it, get familiar with the API and don’t worry about the bill.
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.