Nicole Martinelli

159 articles from Nicole Martinelli

Growing allies in the OpenStack community

Allies can dispel the closed-minded thinking that spawned the infamous Google memo, says Women of OpenStack member Amy Marrich. Here's how to get involved.

Published on August 15, 2017

OpenStack operator spotlight: CERN

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

Published on August 10, 2017

Learn OpenStack: A new community site

As he was teaching himself, Geoff Rich built a site called Learn OpenStack. Here's how it can help you...

Published on August 9, 2017

How the Gap builds and uses private clouds with OpenStack

A peek inside the Gap’s (server) closet.

Published on July 28, 2017

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%.

Published on July 23, 2017

CoreOS Fest day two: project updates + solar flares

Project updates, Oracle’s community commitment and, yes, solar flares.

Published on June 2, 2017

Why now’s the time for punk rock cloud infrastructure

At the third edition of CoreOS fest, breaking free of proprietary vendors, the $25 demo and Microsoft's Draft.

Published on June 1, 2017

Shuttleworth on what it takes for open source startups to succeed now

"Your technology should be woven in...if it’s woven in, you remove all the friction traditionally associated with selling to the enterprise.”

Published on May 24, 2017

Building a cloud-native future

"All science is now essentially computer science," says OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier. "It's a big responsibility and we've got to rise to the challenge" he told thousands of Stackers at the day-two keynote of the Summit Boston.

Published on May 9, 2017

Edward Snowden talks cloud, open source and fear at OpenStack Summit

"We don’t work for governments, we don’t work for states, we don’t work for corporations. We should be working for the spirit of technology itself, moving people closer to a more empowered future," Snowden said in conversation with OpenStack COO Mark Collier.

Published on May 9, 2017

Pushing the edges with OpenStack

Verizon's cloud-in-a-box offering based on OpenStack delivers computing to the edge -- and your local coffee shop.

Published on May 8, 2017

Users need advocates to navigate the “cloudy” waters of open-source software

Melvin Hillsman of the OpenStack User Committee on advocating for users and living up to being the 'Linux of cloud computing.'

Published on April 4, 2017

Open source management as a marathon, not a sprint

John Dickinson is one of the longest-running OpenStack project team leads. He talks about what's next for Swift and how he keeps going.

Published on March 22, 2017

How a small team keeps Twitter’s Fail Whale at bay

Hundreds of teams running thousands of services on tens of thousands of hosts and in hundreds of thousands of containers are kept afloat by about 10 engineers, says Ian Downes, head of Twitter's compute team.

Published on March 17, 2017

Containers are here to stay – until they’re not

Containers are the price of admission to the modern platform, says Google’s Kelsey Hightower, but they’re just the start.

Published on March 10, 2017

Upcoming OpenStack Community Leadership Training

The second edition of this two-day training will be offered in April, here's how you can get involved.

Published on March 7, 2017

Running an OpenStack cloud? Head to the Operators Meetup

The meetup, held March 15-16 in Milan, is a chance for operators to share best practices and share war stories.

Published on March 1, 2017

Why commercial open source is like a voyage to mars: The Kubernetes story

Craig McLuckie and Sarah Novotny on how to navigate a trip to this harsh, beautiful place.

Published on February 16, 2017

Security expert: open source must embrace working with the government or else

”We’ve had a special right to code the world as we see fit,” says Bruce Schneier. “My guess is that we’re going to lose this right...”

Published on February 15, 2017

CERN’S expanding cloud universe

Research center CERN to add 100,000 cores in six months with bare metal and other services to come.

Published on February 9, 2017

How to design and implement successful private clouds with OpenStack

A new book by Michael Solberg and Ben Silverman titled "OpenStack for Architects" can show you how.

Published on February 7, 2017

Ready, set, code: Make your hackathon happen

OpenStack Hackathons are a fast and furious weekend of work that rewards the best projects with fantastic prizes, here's how you can plan one.

Published on January 23, 2017

How a small cloud team supports big ideas

Four people run an infrastructure with 13,184 vCPU and 64 TB of ram for science researchers at the University of Zurich.

Published on January 19, 2017

OpenStack’s Stewardship Working Group and what it can do for you

Ever walked away from a code review or mailing list because of "sticky people problems?" The OpenStack Stewardship Working Group can help.

Published on January 18, 2017

How Fujitsu powers ‘human-centric’ artificial intelligence

Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack are behind the revolution.

Published on January 12, 2017

Forrester: It’s time to hit the road with OpenStack

A four-page brief on OpenStack's "global traction" charts a course for infrastructure and operations leaders.

Published on December 20, 2016

How to become an OpenStack Active User Contributor

There are now eight ways you can earn AUC status for the next Summit, here's how.

Published on December 7, 2016

How Globo.com scores big with OpenStack Swift

Cost savings and an active community act as big players in the move to go open source.

Published on November 18, 2016

Get to grips with the latest features of OpenStack with this book

The second edition of "Mastering OpenStack" offers expert tips on tweaking your deployments.

Published on November 16, 2016

Here’s the story behind the OpenStack pigeon

There's a graffiti artist pigeon named Milo at the Summit. Here's his story.

Published on October 27, 2016

Mapping OpenStack’s place in a multi-cloud world

Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack Foundation executive director, gets out his compass.

Published on October 26, 2016

How the global community does work that matters with OpenStack

OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier cuts cords, deploys containers and talks "Four Opens" on day one of the Summit keynote.

Published on October 25, 2016

Five users stories to catch at the Barcelona Summit

Dozens of superusers will take the stage in Barcelona to tell their stories about working with OpenStack. Hear these tales from the trenches as presenters detail the evaluation process, advantages and challenges encountered along the way. Below is a sample of some of the great content found across tracks. SAP’s DevOps journey: From building an […]

Published on October 24, 2016

Meet OpenStack Firehose: Your source for consuming Infra messages

This new infra service provides a single place to go for consuming messages.

Published on October 12, 2016

Software Defined Networking (SDN) with OpenStack: The book

Sriram Subramanian and Sreenivas Voruganti help you navigate the twists and turns with this book from Packt publishing.

Published on October 4, 2016

Update on OpenStack Gerrit-StoryBoard integration

OpenStack's task tracking system for cross-team projects and code review tool now play better together.

Published on September 21, 2016

Meet OpenStack’s upstream developer advocate, Kendall Nelson

One of the Foundation's newest staffers weighs in on the Python debate and revamping Upstream University.

Published on September 7, 2016

Meet the “gardeners” of OpenStack, the requirements team

We talk to recently elected project team lead (PTL) Tony Breeds about "awesome tomatoes" and weeding.

Published on August 31, 2016

Book aims to smooth out your “Path to Cloud”

Superuser's quick take on the 39-page OpenStack Foundation publication.

Published on August 23, 2016

Git hooks for OpenStack development take the pain out of code commits

Developers can avoid rookie mistakes with this tool.

Published on August 22, 2016

How OpenStack makes Python better (and vice versa)

Better libraries and larger paychecks for contributors: how the two communities work together

Published on August 18, 2016

How large open source projects can develop for security

As OpenStack earns the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices Badge, we ask a security team member how it got so far, so fast

Published on July 25, 2016

Why OpenStack is not big enough

You need a massive set of functionality to automate all of the infrastructure in the world’s data centers -- so in some ways OpenStack is not big enough, says executive director Jonathan Bryce.

Published on July 18, 2016

Tips for getting a travel grant to the next OpenStack Summit

Key contributors can apply for travel, hotel and conference grants to attend the Project Team Gathering and the Boston Summit. Deadlines are January 13 (PTG) and March 6 (Summit.)

Published on July 7, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Vitrage

Learn more about the service for organizing, analyzing and expanding OpenStack alarms and events.

Published on June 23, 2016

Getting from couch to OpenStack

Eric Wright, VMTurbo principal solutions engineer, takes you from zero to hero in about 40 minutes.

Published on June 22, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Openstack-salt and Watcher

Learn more about these projects and how you can get involved.

Published on June 21, 2016

How OpenStack keeps World of Warplanes flying high

In this case study, G-Core and Mirantis outline the game plan for keeping the MMO running on four clouds.

Published on June 1, 2016

How Burton Snowboards is carving down the OpenStack trail

Agile on the slopes and OpenStack Swift in the data center.

Published on May 24, 2016

Hate the taxes, not the online platform: HMRC’s journey with OpenStack

The award-winning UK government public cloud platform stands up to tax day, leaving people with the right things to complain about.

Published on May 17, 2016

OpenStack Magnum on the CERN production cloud

Providing 2,000 users a self-service cloud that stands up to “extreme computing.”

Published on April 21, 2016

OpenStack user story: the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

"Cooperation is our greatest tool," says a team behind some of the world's cutting-edge physics research.

Published on April 13, 2016

KakaoTalk speaks volumes about the future of cloud services

The insanely popular messaging service runs 5,000 virtual machines on OpenStack.

Published on March 30, 2016

First official OpenStack Hackathon strikes a chord

38 teams competed for a grand prize trip to the Austin Summit - your local user group could be next.

Published on March 25, 2016

Five tips for leading OpenStack community meetings

Intel's Carol Barrett spends about 15 hours a week collaborating - here's how she stays productive and sane.

Published on March 23, 2016

Help improve the OpenStack Swift operations runbook

Recently launched, it covers configuration, server maintenance and troubleshooting.

Published on March 21, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Tacker

Learn more about the orchestration project and how you can get involved.

Published on March 16, 2016

Why OpenStack is the kernel of the data center

It's time to go beyond viewing it as an extension of the operating system, says individual board member Boris Renski.

Published on March 15, 2016

Women of OpenStack launches new mentoring program

The new program aims to provide technical or career guidance, says IBM's Emily Hugenbruch.

Published on March 8, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Dragonflow and Kuryr

Learn more about these projects and how you can get involved.

Published on March 7, 2016

Why the discovery process is the OpenStack cloud architect’s best friend

Follow these steps to design an enterprise cloud, say two Red Hat experts, and your days will be brighter

Published on March 3, 2016

Meet OpenStack indivudual director Shane Wang

"Enterprise readiness is one of the best approaches to increase adoption for OpenStack, it's where OpenStack can grow fast," says Wang, an engineering manager at Intel.

Published on February 29, 2016

Check out Zanata, a tool to get OpenStack speaking your language

This open-source tool makes it easier to translate your projects.

Published on February 25, 2016

Takeaways from the OpenStack Mid-Cycle Ops Meetup: first time’s the charm

The first European event welcomed many newcomers; networking and sharing solutions were the big plusses.

Published on February 18, 2016

Smoothing over common OpenStack pain points for operators

Attendees at the first European Operator’s Meetup talked pet peeves - and shared resources for fixing them.

Published on February 17, 2016

OpenStack First App Guide: now with revamped Orchestration

Software developer Martin Paulo shares his Heat templates to get you started.

Published on February 16, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Fuel

Meet project team lead Dmitry Borodaenko and learn how to get involved.

Published on February 11, 2016

Keep your OpenStack projects on track with StoryBoard

This task tracking system will get your trains running on time.

Published on February 10, 2016

OpenStack keeps the buzz going at FOSDEM ’16

A packed booth kept tireless volunteers busy all weekend at the 2016 Free Open Source Developers’ European Meeting.

Published on February 4, 2016

Visa Inc. turns to OpenStack to boost developer productivity

For best results, treat OpenStack like any software development project says Stan Chan, chief architect.

Published on February 2, 2016

Takeaways from the OpenStack Mitaka Mid-cycle Security Meetup

Breakfast tacos, Bandit and the "most stealthy" project experts worked on.

Published on January 27, 2016

High-performance computing lands leading role on the OpenStack stage

Get involved with efforts to create a system that pairs high performance with the flexibility of cloud.

Published on January 26, 2016

Why large data centers and telcos are fast-tracking network function virtualization with OpenStack

A TL;DR on the new 21-page report from the Foundation gets you up to speed.

Published on January 25, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Monasca and Senlin

Meet the project team leads for these new projects and learn how to get involved.

Published on January 18, 2016

Meet Bandit, an OpenStack tool that can sniff out security issues

Use this stand-alone tool to ferret out security flaws in your Python code

Published on January 13, 2016

Fast and furious: Inside China’s startup scene

How EasyStack and 99Cloud are scaling new heights far from Silicon Valley.

Published on January 11, 2016

Moving from monolith to microservices: Lithium Technologies shares its hybrid-cloud strategy

Cloud platform engineering team lead Lachlan Evenson shares insights and resources.

Published on January 4, 2016

Running an OpenStack cloud? Come to the first European Mid-Cycle Operators meetup

The meetup, held February 15 - 16, 2016 in Manchester, is a chance for operators to share best practices and give feedback.

Published on December 17, 2015

How to take your OpenStack contributions to the next level

Scott D'Angelo and Andrea Rosa -- pair of “middle-class” contributors from Hewlett-Packard -- offer tips on getting out of the sophomore slump

Published on December 15, 2015

OpenStack Mitaka release: what’s next for Neutron, Cinder and Ceilometer

Meet the project team leads (PTLs) and find out how to get involved.

Published on December 9, 2015

Check out this tool library for OpenStack operators

These tools - contributed by and for operators - offer quick solutions to streamline your work

Published on December 7, 2015

How to manage medical and health data with OpenStack, a wearable sensor and smart apps

“Our hope is to inspire you to look into open source, to think of ways to solve the data problems that you might have already," says Anne Gentle of Rackspace.

Published on November 30, 2015

OpenStack Mitaka release: what’s next for OpenStackClient and Documentation

Meet the project team leads (PTLs) and find out how to get involved.

Published on November 25, 2015

Connect the dots on OpenStack Neutron with this updated manual

The second edition of "Learning OpenStack Networking" includes new chapters to help newbie cloud operators and administrators build OpenStack clouds.

Published on November 24, 2015

A primer on Magnum, OpenStack containers-as-a-service

Adrian Otto, project team lead, on how Magnum works and what problems it can solve for you.

Published on November 19, 2015

OpenStack Mitaka release: what’s next for Swift and Ironic

Meet the project team leads (PTLs) for these OpenStack projects and find out how to get involved.

Published on November 13, 2015

OpenStack and Network Function Virtualization, the backstory

Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack executive director, gave a keynote at the OPNFV Summit where he talked about the two communities.

Published on November 12, 2015

A block storage battle and mobile eats the world

OpenStack Summit Tokyo attendees had plenty to say about what they are taking away from the recent four-day conference...

Published on October 30, 2015

What happens when east meets west in OpenStack

Robert Scoble on why the future looks Carina, the cloud's brat pack and joint ventures in Asia in this week's roundup...

Published on October 30, 2015

Why OpenStack Neutron just grabbed center stage

Day two of the Tokyo Summit keynotes: Rackspace launches Carina, containers a 10-year-old can deploy and, oh yeah, glow sticks

Published on October 27, 2015

Finding your way around OpenStack: professional certification and the project navigator

The first news out of the Summit Tokyo plus containers, crocs and the winner of the Superuser award

Published on October 27, 2015

Whipping up a frenzy in the cloud

Never a dull moment: sunsets, spin outs, releases, cash injections and more in this week's roundup.

Published on October 23, 2015

Unlock OpenStack Keystone with this new book

How to snag a free copy of the manual by three IBM OpenStack pros at the Summit Tokyo…

Published on October 21, 2015

Raise your OpenStack IQ with these free tech talks

Lightning talks covering everything from containers to charging for cloud services will stream live from the Summit Tokyo

Published on October 15, 2015

Success bot helps share your happy moments in the OpenStack community

Record your 'little moments of joy and progress' and share them

Published on October 13, 2015

Break down those silos, OpenStack

"The projects need to come together to develop consistent formats, approaches and messaging," says Rochelle Grober, senior software architect at Huawei Technologies and active member of the OpenStack community.

Published on October 12, 2015

OpenStack Day Benelux 2015

As attendance increased by 19 percent over the previous year, locals consider next steps in OpenStack adoption.

Published on September 24, 2015

This trove of user stories highlights what people want in OpenStack

The Product Working Group recently launched a Git repository to collect requirements ranging from encrypted storage to rolling upgrades.

Published on September 23, 2015

Confused about the OpenStack release cycle? Check out this handy chart

Release manager Thierry Carrez admits that matching cycle names to versions is “non-trivial.”

Published on September 17, 2015

A starter guide to DefCore, OpenStack’s interoperability project

DefCore defines capabilities, code and must-pass tests, creating the minimum standards for products labeled OpenStack.

Published on September 15, 2015

Why you should take TryStack for a spin now

The free OpenStack testing sandbox is back -- and it's bigger, badder and better than ever.

Published on September 9, 2015

Why bridging the OpenStack skills gap is critical

The job market, the death of the distro and the importance of OpenStack's common culture in our weekend roundup.

Published on August 28, 2015

Dive in deep with a new book dedicated to Trove

Ahead of Trove Day, the authors of the first book on OpenStack's database-as-a-service talk about common errors and getting started with contributions.

Published on August 24, 2015

Got ideas or opinions for Superuser? Bring them on!

If you're coming to the Mid-Cycle Meetup, OpenStack Silicon Valley -- Superuser wants to hear your ideas for stories and your takeaways from the events...

Published on August 17, 2015

Jumpstart your OpenStack know-how with Upstream Training

Join experts for this free, fast-track course that combines work with play.

Published on August 12, 2015

What you need to know about tags in OpenStack

This simple metadata system is great way to navigate OpenStack. Here's how they work and how to contribute new ones.

Published on August 11, 2015

Inside the hive: the latest OpenStack Community Activity Report

From April to June 2015, there's been an uptick in active core reviewers.

Published on August 4, 2015

Crystal ball: what pundits say is next for Cloud Native Computing Foundation, OpenStack and Kubernetes

What services and capabilities are next, whether the container ecosystem is poppycock and more in our weekly update.

Published on July 24, 2015

Vote now for OpenStack Tokyo Summit presentations

Community members can cast votes for what they want to hear at the October 27-30 Summit.

Published on July 23, 2015

Seven habits of highly effective OpenStack contributors

Advice from an all-star on making an impact...

Published on July 6, 2015

Blazing the trail for OpenStack in South Korea

In a largely male-dominated industry, Nalee Jang, one of Korea’s leading experts in open-source software, hopes to empower women to pursue careers in technology.

Published on June 30, 2015

OpenStack Essentials: a book to get you grounded in the fundamentals

Author Dan Radez talks about demystifying the cloud, TryStack and why books are still useful for learning stuff.

Published on June 29, 2015

At CERN, storage is the key to the universe

As the research center breaks records smashing particles, it crunches petabytes...

Published on June 22, 2015

How OpenStack keeps Nike running smoothly

When execs said "Just Do It," the athletic giant turned to VMware in production.

Published on June 16, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

The Matrix, Mars vs. Venus and what's keeping you up at night...

Published on June 12, 2015

How the cloud can cut red tape

4,000 websites into just one: Mexico to launch ambitious citizen service portal with OpenStack.

Published on June 8, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

Cloud company consolidation, whether OpenStack is kryptonite or catnip for startups and more...

Published on June 5, 2015

What building Legos can teach you about open source

OpenStack Upstream Training unites play with open-source development

Published on June 2, 2015

Think FICO is a credit scoring company? Nope: it’s about large-scale analytics

OpenStack allows us to meet scale and cut costs, says Nick Gerasimatos director of engineering and cloud services at FICO.

Published on May 27, 2015

Revamping Ceilometer, Federated Identity for research and why OpenStack is doomed

OpenStack Summit Vancouver attendees had plenty to say about what they are taking away from the recent five-day conference...

Published on May 23, 2015

Superuser weekend reading: Summit Vancouver edition

Decomposing OpenStack myths, time for prime time and goslings: there's a lot going this week...

Published on May 22, 2015

Top 10 quotes: State of the Stack

This unofficial keynote talk from Randy Bias, vice president of technology at EMC, is always worth hearing. Here's his take on what's working in OpenStack, what's broken and how to fix it.

Published on May 21, 2015

Expanding the reach of OpenStack to new industries

Cisco's Lew Tucker on the expanding reach of cloud computing will bring sweeping changes to OpenStack - and fewer of those dreaded phone calls to troubleshoot outages...

Published on May 20, 2015

Why OpenStack is no longer risky business

Jet Propulsion Lab, eBay, Google, Yahoo, and Intel showed how experimentation with OpenStack is bringing rewards...

Published on May 19, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

Heading to the Vancouver Summit, a technology layer cake and the scramble for IP addresses...

Published on May 15, 2015

Supersizing the OpenStack Operators Meetups

No more meeting on the sidelines for these strategic input sessions, says OpenStack Foundation community manager Tom Fifield.

Published on May 14, 2015

What you need to know about OpenStack Cinder

Why Cinder's project technical lead wants you to break things, the key to continuous integration and the influence of an epic 80s boy band.

Published on May 12, 2015

Top four user talks at the OpenStack Vancouver Summit

Unsure which talks to pick at the upcoming conference? We've got you covered.

Published on May 7, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

The weight behind the Kilo release, Geocaching in Vancouver and how the cloud could save you from foolish pursuits.

Published on May 1, 2015

OpenStack superusers deliver the goods at CONNECT

The one-day conference in Melbourne featured some of the top thought leaders in open-source cloud computing from Aptira, EMC, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and more.

Published on April 28, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

How a small team can deliver big impact with OpenStack, foodie picks for the Vancouver Summit and whether is cloud computing is the next mass-market car industry...

Published on April 24, 2015

OpenStack breaks a new record for active contributors

Active contributors, both old and new, are up 14 percent from last year, according to the most recent community activity report.

Published on April 17, 2015

Real innovation? It means keeping cloud solutions simple

"People have deployed over-engineered solutions to problems that could have been solved very simply. Not all problems require an infinitely scalable hyper-cloud solution," says Aptira CTO Kavit Munshi.

Published on April 14, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

OpenStack in the classroom, back to the future with storage tape, what happens when the haters meet for sushi and more.

Published on April 10, 2015

OpenStack at 10: different code, same collaboration?

In the next five years, Individual Director Rob Hirschfeld says that he expects the community governance and interaction models being developed now will endure beyond the code.

Published on March 23, 2015

The joy of contributing to OpenStack

Tips, tricks and when to call it quits from the OpenStack Foundation’s developer advocate, Stefano Maffulli.

Published on March 20, 2015

Meet AVOS: the analytics dashboard for your OpenStack cloud

If you’re looking for quick insight into your cloud’s configuration, state, performance and faults, this open-source dashboard developed by Cisco can help.

Published on March 18, 2015

Check out what’s under the hood at TryStack

Dan Radez uncovers the gear that will power OpenStack's free testing sandbox

Published on March 11, 2015

Takeaways from OpenStack’s Mid-Cycle Ops Meetup: A little more conversation, a little more action

"It’s encouraging to hear the amount of experience people have and the tips and tricks they are willing to share,” says Carol Barrett of Intel.

Published on March 10, 2015

OpenStack Mid-Cycle meetup, day two roundup

Interoperability, Nova and a session called "burning issues" were on tap for day two.

Published on March 10, 2015

OpenStack Mid-Cycle meetup, day one roundup

Tools, tags and large deployments: Updates from the operators meetup

Published on March 9, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

VMware + Telcos snuggle up to OpenStack, hiring managers seek OpenStack expertise and free upstream training...

Published on March 6, 2015

OpenStack + Kubernetes = More choice and flexibility for developers

A live demo at a packed meetup shows how managing containers will become much easier

Published on February 26, 2015

Romancing the devs: another reason Walmart Labs went open source

"There are great engineers all over the world, and your company is probably fighting to get as many of them as possible. Supply doesn’t meet demand, so it's important to do everything you can to help attract and retrain talent," says Dion Almaer of Walmart Labs.

Published on February 24, 2015

DefCore isn’t a punk band, but if you use OpenStack, listen up

DefCore plays an important role ensuring some consistency and interoperability among OpenStack clouds, says Russell Bryant, Red Hat software engineer and individual director at OpenStack. For Bryant, it's one of the most key issues in OpenStack now.

Published on February 20, 2015

Superuser Weekend Reading

“Like a lemming at the proverbial sea cliff, however, the enterprise would do well to avoid blindly following the group. With data infrastructure becoming so fungible these days, the ability to craft optimized solutions is cheaper and easier than ever, even on traditional data center infrastructure." Arthur Cole, Tesora.

Published on February 19, 2015

Contributing to open cloud projects without losing your mind

Understanding the release cycle, making your first contributions count and considering the culture will go a long way.

Published on February 19, 2015

Chris Anderson on how the cloud fosters innovation

“We’re not going to beat the competition by raising more money or being smarter than they are,” Anderson said at the Linux Collaboration Summit. “We’ll do it by being more open.”

Published on February 18, 2015

Welcome to the wild west of networking and cloud infrastructure

“We’re at the very beginning,” says Chris Wright of Red Hat. There are "cool components" galore, but also more than a few “pain points."

Published on February 18, 2015

Three cloud computing myths, debunked

"Cloud is not a single monolithic substance that somehow just works for everyone. Neither is a particular type of cloud the answer to everything," says Egle Sigler, a principal architect with Rackspace private cloud and recently elected OpenStack Individual Director.

Published on February 16, 2015

How you can help refresh OpenStack’s Documentation site

The simplified markup of the new design will make it easier to use and contribute documentation.

Published on February 12, 2015

OpenStack crowns “Liberty” its next release name

Liberty as in free beer or free software? Neither. The next release is named after a small Canadian town.

Published on February 10, 2015

Superuser Weekend Reading

Will there ever be a 'Vanilla' OpenStack? What about eating your competitor's lunch? This and more musings to whet your appetite from the OpenStack community this week...

Published on February 6, 2015

OpenStack Day in Korea 2015: to infinity and beyond!

Seoul’s sold-out event focused on next-level users

Published on February 6, 2015

Big in Japan: OpenStack Days in Tokyo double in size

The popularity of OpenStack Days in Japan demonstrate a pivot to open source

Published on February 5, 2015

Take these OpenStack Infrastructure tools and run!

If you're running out of steam managing patchsets, comments and test environments, these open source tools developed by OpenStack can put you back on track.

Published on February 3, 2015

Working to bridge the developer/end-user divide in OpenStack

The Product Working Group will embark on a listening campaign to improve dialogue between developers and their managers

Published on January 28, 2015

Overstock.com’s Pet Adoption Site Gets Tails Wagging

OpenStack powers free animal rescue program

Published on October 30, 2014

Cloud&Heat brings a new kind of startup to your basement

Thanks to OpenStack, this German startup is fueling the data furnace market.

Published on September 5, 2014