We’re three and a half years into OpenStack® and there is still confusion about exactly what OpenStack is, how to compare OpenStack to other cloud platforms, and specific use cases for OpenStack. I find myself having the same conversations over and over again in an attempt to debunk the myths and misperceptions in the market. There are a number of them, but to help people who are still getting up to speed with OpenStack, let’s focus in on the three largest.
For three years we’ve gathered in different cities across the US to develop OpenStack and build an incredible community the open cloud platform. In that time, OpenStack has grown larger than we could have ever imagined.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Lance Albertson, director of the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. This week, Rackspace Training for OpenStack is teaching an OpenStack Fundamentals course at OSU.
UPDATED at 6:00 p.m. November 8
OpenStack Summit Hong Kong kicks off Tuesday at Hong Kong’s Asia World Expo. As a founder of OpenStack, Rackspace will be out in full force. From book signings and speaking engagements to a great party and meetups, we’re ready to talk OpenStack and show you why it’s the best choice for your cloud infrastructure.
Cost savings, operational efficiency and the open platform are the three key business drivers for OpenStack clouds, according to survey results released at OpenStack Summit Hong Kong by the OpenStack User Committee and the OpenStack Foundation.
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.