This Week in OpenStack:Now (March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014)
As the community gears up to look forward with the release of Icehouse next week and the upcoming OpenStack Summit, RightScale has released it's 2014 State of the Cloud report, Mirantis strikes a history-making deal with Ericsson, and Cisco makes sure nobody forgets it's a hardware company.
Cloudy with a Chance of Hybrid: the 2014 State of the Cloud report
You can stop arguing over whether enterprises are ready for the cloud. According to Rightscale's 2014 State of the Cloud Survey, a whopping 94% of enterprises and SMBs are either running applications in the cloud or experimenting with Infrastructure-as-a-Service. As far as public or private, the answer is, increasingly, "yes"; 74% of enterprises are planning to use a hybrid cloud strategy, with OpenStack (and VMware) leading in private cloud (depending who you ask). Read the full story
Ericsson engages Mirantis in record-breaking OpenStack deal
Swedish communications technology and services provider giant Ericsson has signed a five-year software licensing deal with Mirantis that is worth a reported $30 million and is thought to be the largest OpenStack-related deal on record. The company plans to use OpenStack as the software foundation for the telecommunications network, internal data centers and cloud computing services that Ericsson will offer its customers. Read the full story
Is Cisco's plan to reverse SDN's advances with OpFlex?
Last week we reported on Cisco's $2 billion commitment to building the InterCloud. At the time, we speculated that it was Cisco's way of keeping its hand in as the world changed around it and headed for the Internet of Everything. This week we get a better look at Cisco's real game: turning Software Defined Networking (SDN) on its head and bringing control back to the hardware -- or is it? Read the full story
Commentary and Other News
April 8, 2014, San Francisco, CA: OpenStack Trademark Update (DefCore)
April 9, 2014, Montreal, Canada: PyCon
April 9, 2014, Boston, MA: OpenStack Boston Meetup
April 10, 2014, San Francisco, CA: Webinar: Planning Your OpenStack Proof of Concept
April 12, 2014, Mumbai, India: OpenStack India Meetup
April 13th, 2014, San Francisco, CA: Gluster Community Announces Data Liberate: an Open Source Storage Hackathon & Mixer — Red Hat Open Source Community
April 14th-17th, 2014, San Francisco, CA: OpenStack Private Cloud: Accelerate Your ROI – Webcast – 2014-03-19 13:00:00 EDTRed Hat Summit,
April 17, 2014, Mountain View, CA: SFBay OpenStack Hackathon #OSSFO
April 17, 2014, Sunnyvale, CA: SFBay OpenStack
April 17, 2014: SFBay OpenStack Hackathon #OSSFO
April 17, 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands: Icehouse Release Party!
April 17, 2014: Running OpenStack User Groups
April 22-23, 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa: SAFNOG
April 22, 2014, Columbia, MD: Red Hat OpenStack and OpenShift Seminar | Red Hat Services
April 26, 2014, Bangalore, India: OpenStack India Meetup
April 29, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico: OpenStack Day Mexico
April 29, 2014, Paris, France: OpenStack Paris Meetup
May 1st, 2014, Sunnyvale, CA: SFBay Meetup – Beginner track
May 1st, 2014: SFBay OpenStack Hackathon #OSSFO
May 5, 2014: OpenStack Networking With Neutron | ONUG
May 6, 2014, Webinar: Beyond Installation: Managing Your OpenStack Cloud – May 6 2014
May 9, 2014, Berlin, Germany: OpenStack DACH Day at LinuxTag 2014
May 12-16, 2014, Atlanta, GA: OpenStack Summit May 2014
May 21st, 2014, Boston, MA: OpenStack IceHouse and Juno releases, technical review, sponsored by Red Hat – Openstack Boston
June 10th-12th, 2014, San Francisco, CA: OpenStack Security Conclave – SFBay OpenStack (San Francisco, CA) – MeetupOpenStack and the Future of Computing | SYS-CON MEDIA
June 17 – 18, 2014, London, England: What do the ODCA, OpenStack, DCA, CSA predict on the future of Cloud
Community and Developer News
With just over a week until the release of OpenStack Icehouse, release candidates are starting to appear. It also means we're getting close to the next summit, and you know what that means: the OpenStack User survey! Don't forget to participate by April 11 to have your answers counted. The OpenStack Docs team is also looking for feedback on how to make that process easier, and if you're attending PyCon in Montreal (or even if you're not) you might want to consider participating in the Port OpenStack to Python 3 sprint. Finally, if you're involved in an open source project that's important to OpenStack, considering submitting a proposal to Open Source @ OpenStack Summit.
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