This Week in OpenStack:Now (March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014)

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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.

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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

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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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