It may have brought out the competitiveness of the participants, but it also demonstrated improvements in app portability.

There has been significant progress in the quest for application portability across a diversity of OpenStack public and private clouds. This progress was demonstrated on day two of the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, when 16 global IT leaders in the OpenStack ecosystem participated in the live OpenStack Interoperability Challenge.

The challenge took a holistic approach to prove interoperability by asking all participants to run the same workload and automated deployment tools across their OpenStack distributions and public clouds. Caleb Boylan and Stefano Maffulli describe what the challenge entailed in more detail and describe their experiences being on stage as participants of the event.

Check out the Interop Challenge that wowed the crowd.