For all the talk about OpenStack cloud, it's not ridiculous to ask whether the work to make an OpenStack cloud isn't as 'cloud' as it's cracked up to be. A year ago, Ebay's Subbu Allamaraju published a compelling post with the provocative title "OpenStack is not cloud". He laid out how much time and effort goes to running a cloud, …
One of the great things about OpenStack is that it enables you to make the most out of the resources that you have, providing a self-service IaaS environment that lets you move faster and operate more efficiently. But what if you already have a virtualization system in place, such as VMware vCenter?
As the demand for IT professionals with OpenStack skills grows, the need to highlight OpenStack experience is more important now than ever, so more and more people are turning to training programs such as the ones we offer here at Mirantis.
Three years after Marc Andreesen declared that “software is eating the world,” Jonathan Bryce declared OpenStack to be the platform for the “software defined economy”. So, let’s face it: if infrastructure isn’t part of the solution, it’s part of the problem. What does the community need to do?
Many of those who follow OpenStack know that a pre-requisite for doing virtually anything in the community, from attending the summit to voting for the foundation board, is membership in the OpenStack Foundation. Anyone can become a member by filling out a simple web form and sharing a few words about their interest in OpenStack. Since launch, the foundation has amassed almost 17,000 such members from 3400 companies.
StoryBoard is a new task tracking system which is aimed at the systems where projects are closely related, and OpenStack is definitely a good example of that. In inter-related systems like OpenStack, a feature or a bug usually affects more than one project, so it should be tracked simultaneously across those projects. The proof-of-concept was presented in the Havana release cycle by OpenStack release manager Thierry Carrez, and active development started during the Icehouse development cycle. The project is now driven by three major contributor companies: the OpenStack Foundation, Mirantis, and HP.
Early in my career, well before OpenStack, I emailed a joke to the dev team. The punchline: no one with a three digit IQ would debate whether Emacs was better than VI, or vice versa. What surprised me was the response I got; something like:“Hey, that was really offensive, and in poor taste. I can’t believe you would send that …
There are two kinds of people in IT/DevOps today: those who are already planning and eventually implementing cloud strategy, and those who are going to be doing it soon. The options you’re faced with are dizzying, often contradictory, and usually dangerously expensive. With all the choices in front of you, what’s the best way to get focused and find the ideal path forward? If OpenStack is the answer (or not), what’s the question?
We spend a lot of time talking to our customers about OpenStack, and if there's one thing they're hungrier for than technology, it's people with OpenStack skills. Whether you believe the pundits who say that the cloud marketplace expected to grow at a rate four times faster than the general IT market or you think it's just puffery, you have to …
Let’s talk about replication a bit. How much do you know about it? Why is it so important? In this two-part article series, we’re going to look at replication in the context of a proposal to add these capabilities to Trove, the OpenStack Database project.