Red Hat last week clarified its open source software-defined storage strategy, which includes products it acquired through the purchase of Gluster in 2011 and Inktank last year. Red Hat’s storage products aim to help enterprises manage workloads via standard commodity hardware.“If you were a little confused about Red Hat's open-source, software-defined storage options in the past, no one could blame …cephGlusterred hatSoftware Defined Storagestorage
The field of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is heating up, with not one, but two major corporate initiatives being announced in as many days. First Oracle and Intel announced a plan to try and emulate the performance normally seen on traditional purposed-based equipment, and then the next day Canonical and Ericsson announced an initiative to create carrier-grade NFV.The Oracle/Intel project …Network Functions VirtualizationNFV
HP recently announced HP Helion Rack, a pre-configured, pre-tested private cloud solution based on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. Available in April, the converged integration platform will deliver bundled servers and software that HP says will make it faster and easier for organizations to deploy and manage private clouds. While offered as a cloud solution, HP Helion Rack also creates a vehicle …HP Helion Rackprivate cloud solution
On March 3, the OpenStack Foundation board of directors met in New York for an all-day marathon to discuss the future of OpenStack and identify market trends and opportunities. After a brief discussion about the need to shore up core OpenStack so that compute, storage, and networking functionality work reliably, the group of more than 20 broke into four separate …OpenStack Foundation
The Vancouver Summit is now only 56 days away, and the full schedule is now live. In addition, OpenStack Kilo has reached milestone 3 in advance of its late April release. The OpenStack Conference features almost 300 sessions (including quite a few from our colleagues at Mirantis), and runs parallel to the actual OpenStack Design Summit; the summit will have …communitysummit
Networking vendor Pluribus has announced that its drivers now support an ML2-based neutron plugin for the Juno and Icehouse releases of OpenStack. Features included in the new ML2 plugin include:Native Neutron APIs for logical networks/subnets/port managementL3 agent APIs for logical router managementNAT capability on the switchesLoad balancer API supportThe ML2 MechanismDriver also supports Pluribus-specific extensions for multiple use cases, such …NetworkingneutronOpenstack networkingPluribus
SUSE upgrades, rebrands its OpenStack distroSUSE has rebranded its OpenStack server to reflect the DefCore initiative, upgrading it to Juno and adding support for Hadoop and MapR through Sahara. The software, formerly known as SUSE Cloud, is now known as SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5, and includes improvements to networking and deployment, as well as a new services-oriented architecture.OpenStack and Juniper …
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"The first commit has a steep learning curve, especially if you haven’t had experience with Git, Gerrit, and the rest of the OpenStack tooling." says HP developer Susanne Balle. "My experience has been that the community is very welcoming and always ready to help a newbie with his/her first commit."
Contributing to an open source project can be really rewarding, both as an individual contributor as well as for larger organizations. While this article covers contributing to OpenStack specifically, much of this applies to any open source project.