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This post is the 9th of a continuing series of interviews with OpenStack Project Technical Leads on our Mirantis blog. Our goal is to educate the broader tech community and help people understand how they can contribute to and benefit from OpenStack. Naturally, these are the opinions of the interviewee, not of Mirantis. Here the interview is with Devananda van der …


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When we gave the What's New in OpenStack Havana webcast this week, we had many more questions than we could answer, so we've gathered them all up, along with their answers, and published them here for you. Q:  What are Tiered Zones? Nick Chase: Tiered zones basically means that Swift is going to make your storage zones as unique as possible.  That …


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This is the third in a series of posts by speakers at the Hong Kong OpenStack Summit. Today we feature the agenda for Ilya Elterman, Sergey Lukjanov, and Matthew Farrellee’s talk about provisioning and managing Hadoop clusters on OpenStack using Savanna, scheduled for November 7, from 2:40 pm to 3:20 pm. Savanna supports two key use cases: on-demand cluster provisioning and …


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Over the last few weeks, we at Mirantis Labs have finally gotten a good handle on this idea we'd been kicking around for probably too long. Enter Rubick–a tool for cloud operators designed to diagnose OpenStack-based clouds. Our goal is to provide a simple and convenient tool (or tools) an OpenStack cloud operator can use to inspect and validate their cloud …


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OpenStack is designed to be a versatile and scalable solution for building clouds. On the face of it, this sounds like a good definition. Everybody knows that the main reason for building clouds is high scalability. But it's a generic description, and doesn't quantify that scalability. If you’re an OpenStack user, you might want to know how much you can scale …


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Trove, OpenStack’s Database as a Service (DBaaS) project is in active development but holds a real treasure. Run entirely on OpenStack, this service is designed to provide all of the goods of a relational database without the hassle of having to handle complex administrative tasks. Trove is designed to support a single-tenant database within a Nova instance. Trove currently allows users …


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Clearly my original OpenStack Havana blog has hit a nerve. My dramatic tone galvanized the PaaS community and several people vehemently disagreed with many of the points I made. Thankfully the next day several publications picked up the controversy and raised the real question: as IaaS technologies mature and move up the stack into the PaaS layer, how will this affect …


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Editor’s note:  We will be talking briefly about live migration in the What’s New in OpenStack Havana webcast next week, but Damian had such a great explanation of how to actually do it that we wanted to put it out here so you can see it in action. Live migration is the movement of a live instance from one compute node …


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Whew!  Releasing a new version of any product can be an exhausting experience – but once released, the product manager gets to crow about it!  Mirantis released version 3.2 of Mirantis OpenStack on October 21st and it’s an amazing release full of new capabilities and value. What is Mirantis OpenStack? One of the big moves we’ve made is to formalize what Mirantis …


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Like many other OpenStack cloud developers, providers, hardware vendors, and community members, Mirantis is packing up to go to this year’s OpenStack Fall Summit, taking place in Hong Kong November 5-8. Mirantis is eager to share the knowledge they have accumulated. Earlier this week, Mirantis announced general availability of Mirantis OpenStack, the first flexible and commercially-supported OpenStack distribution that gives enterprises the …


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Welcome to this month’s update on training at Mirantis! There’s no time like the present to work in IT, and it doesn’t get much hotter than cloud. Naturally, this means OpenStack is becoming more relevant than ever, so here at Mirantis we’ve stepped up our training program so that more people than ever can start their journey towards becoming OpenStack cloud …


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This is the second in a series of posts by speakers at the Hong Kong OpenStack Summit. Today we bring you a discussion of security compliance issues with OpenStack implementations, featuring security expert Tomasz Napierala. His talk, “Securing OpenStack for Compliance,” is scheduled for November 6, from 11:15 am to 11:55 am. OpenStack adoption is growing constantly, but there are still …


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We’re excited to report that Savanna 0.3 has been officially released. The OpenStack Data Processing Project now provides elastic data processing (EDP), a feature that enables creating and launching MapReduce jobs with a single click. This release also offers extended support for dashboard, storage, network configuration, and Hadoop provisioning. For a full list of features and bug fixes, please visit …


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As we mentioned earlier this week, the OpenStack Technical Committee (TC) held its semiannual election to appoint 11 new members. The voting ended on October 17, and the official results are in. The members elected to a one-year term are: Monty Taylor, Past Infrastructure Program Technical Lead (Hewlett Packard) Russell Bryant, Nova Program Technical Lead (Red Hat) Anne Gentle, OpenStack Documentation Program Lead (Rackspace) Mark …


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As I write this, OpenStack Havana has just been released, and as I mentioned last week, the number of changes and new features is staggering.  So to avoid overload, I thought I’d take a look at one small but significant piece of the puzzle. This week, as we get ready for our next webinar, "What’s New in OpenStack Havana: A …