This week: OpenStack in scientific research, Shutterstock’s CTO in the spotlight, new trends in adoption, and more.

There’s a lot going on in the OpenStack community and it’s easy to get lost in the noise. We’ve collected the top stories you need to to be reading this week. From the latest OpenStack resources to news about users, we share the content you need to stay up to date.

An Interview with Jim Chou, CTO of Shutterstock

By: Justin Hendrix

Jim Chou discusses the ways in which Shutterstock stays ahead of technological change and why they build most of their own technology internally.

##[Using OpenStack for scientific research](http://opensource.com/life/14/6/using-openstack-scientific-research)
By: Jason Baker

OpenStack is being used for a multitude of large scale data projects at research institutions from MIT to Argonne National Library to CERN.

##[Adoption Trends in Cloud Computing](http://blog.aerofs.com/adoption-trends-in-cloud-computing/)
By: Yuri Sagalov

A study done using Google Trends finds that interest in OpenStack has exploded since 2011.

##[OpenStack: If developers build on it, users will come](http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/12/openstack-critical-mass/)
By: Jeff Denworth

Denworth argues that while there’s still a long way to go in terms of ramping new OpenStack users, we’ve almost reached a critical mass. Do you agree?

##[OpenStack storage: Cinder and Swift explained](http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/OpenStack-storage-Cinder-and-Swift-explained)
By: Chris Evans

Chris Evans walks readers through the storage functionalities of OpenStack, including Cinder for block storage and Swift for object storage.

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