Here’s the news from the OpenStack world you won’t want to miss — the musings, polemics and questions posed by the larger community.
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If you’re wondering why EMC just spent $1.2 billion to buy cloud vendor Virtustream, Brandon Butler at Network World offers this take: “Virtustream’s technology will compliment other strategies of EMC Federation companies including VMware, RSA, VCE and the EMC storage division. While EMC and VMware each have private and public cloud platforms, Virtustream will give the company a new managed cloud offering, which rounds out the company’s cloud offerings.”
A lot has come out of last week’s Summit Vancouver.
OpenStack individual director Rob Hirschfeld makes six incisive observations – including that partnerships are “froth not milk,” why OpenStack is hard for startups and whether it’s time for a total rewrite.
Christian Schwede at Red Hat wrote up his takeaways from the Summit Vancouver about Swift– container sharing, hummingbird, tape, storlets and more…“From my experience it was the best summit so far – for Swift as well as overall,” he writes at over at eNovance.
His take on OpenStack now?
“Most of the red flags around OpenStack have been eliminated and it no longer takes an army to test and deploy an OpenStack solution. Users should be talking to suppliers of hybrid cloud how solutions integrate and support with OpenStack. If OpenStack can live up to the “Integration Engine” designation, it can give users flexibility (and portability) across a variety of on- and off-premises environments with the ability to pull in new components such as Cloud Foundry, containers or the next big thing.”
And, last but not least, a Summit sum up that wasn’t so sunny: Joshua McKenty tweeted that the event “lost its heart,” and the Piston Cloud Computing Co. founder and current CTO at Pivotal had this to elaborate on the matter over at Network World. “Everyone’s talking about who’s making money, who’s [sic] career is advancing, how much people get paid, how many workloads are in production,” McKenty, former OpenStack Foundation board of director member, tells Network World. “The mission was to do things differently.”
Writer Brandon Butler talks to Randy Bias – who says the mission of OpenStack was never to change the world – and points to the mission statement on the OpenStack wiki page.
— Jeffrey Borek (@jeffborek) May 29, 2015
— Denise Ridolfo (@drridolfo) May 29, 2015
— Thierry Carrez (@tcarrez) May 29, 2015
Why Financial Services is Racing Ahead on OpenStack https://t.co/ODFMKxg5fF
— Bondan Rufen (@bondanr) May 29, 2015
"Standing Tall In The Room" – Panel at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver – IBM OpenTech https://t.co/w7xCjyJbbt
— mariam john (@mariam_j15) May 29, 2015
— Mirantis OpenStack (@MirantisIT) May 27, 2015
— Everett Toews (@everett_toews) May 28, 2015
And this is my thoughts on the state of OpenStack http://t.co/3qfaXXggdS
— Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) May 29, 2015
OpenStack Is Moving To A New Stage | Forrester Blogs http://t.co/Nf7MOqpH33
— Charlie Dai (@CharlieKunDai) May 29, 2015
— Adam Jones (@invurted) May 28, 2015