Here are some of our favorite user stories from 2017 — we want to tell yours, too.

Superuser is focused on stories about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph, Cloud Foundry, OVS, OpenContrail, Open Switch, OPNFV and more. Here are some of our favorite user stories from 2017 — we want to tell yours, too. Get in touch at editorATopenstack.org

OpenStack operator spotlight: CERN

Belmiro Moreira, cloud architect, tells Superuser how the research center went from a few hundred nodes to 280,000 cores.

How OpenStack powers genomics research

“We started using OpenStack because we saw the value of segregating hardware resources and the opportunity to isolate and simplify the infrastructure configuration,” Manuel Sopena Ballesteros says.

OpenStack operator spotlight: Adobe Advertising Cloud

Adobe’s Advertising cloud runs OpenStack in production across six data centers in the US, Europe and Asia says cloud platform manager Joseph Sandoval.

OpenStack delivers services to thousands of Workday customers

The human resources leader deploys private clouds in every data center, with virtual machines (VMs) and bare metal.

How the Gap builds and uses private clouds with OpenStack

How the Gap builds and uses private clouds with OpenStack

A peek inside the Gap’s (server) closet. “From my perspective, it was a wonderful tool for doing infrastructure delivery. Instead of having to buy a server, set up bare metal or get into VMware, find an image, update an image etc. it allowed me to do everything in one place. It literally changed the paradigm. We heard from customers that it could take five, six or seven weeks to get an app- just to get the infrastructure for their application.”

OpenStack operator spotlight: Paddy Power Betfair

The Superuser Awards winner placing is betting on Kubernetes and bare metal.

OpenStack operator spotlight: NTT

The Japanese telecom giant runs over 10,000 virtual machines, 1,000 hypervisors in eight regions. Two team members talk about what’s next and the importance of testing.

OpenStack Verizon case study: The illusion of infinite capacity

Billy Felton and Andrew Hendrickson of Verizon along with Sanjay Mishra CEO of Talligent offer a look into the platform, its architecture and what’s next as they deal with the challenges of edge computing. http://superuser.openstack.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/10501804636_be4f2fe0a2_z.jpg

Why large state-owned enterprises are boarding the OpenStack train

100,000 cloud hosts with 800 nodes on the road to virtualization.

How tech giant Tencent uses OpenStack

One of China’s largest tech companies has been running OpenStack in production for 4 years with availability of over 99.99 percent.