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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In Case You Missed It
We know you’re busy. We get it. Here’s a TL;DR version of the Summit highlights in video form, including where we’re headed to next.
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The majestic conifers of Vancouver may have inspired this post about "decomposing" the myths surrounding OpenStack.
"OpenStack is an IT phenomenon like none we’ve yet seen. It is big scale, diverse, and even diffuse. And it has captured the focus of a growing list of enterprise IT organizations because its messages are powerful and its implications are far reaching," writes Forbes contributor John Webster, a senior partner at Evaluator Group.
Business Insider’s Matt Weinberger is a bit more skeptical in his piece titled "Why cloud computing leaders must hang together or hang separately," taking up the analogy of jazz improvisation, a familiar riff when writing about open source.
TechTarget takes on the question of whether OpenStack is ready for prime time (haven’t we heard this before?) with Forrester research analyst Lauren Nelson opining thusly:
"The challenge is when people talk about whether it’s ready for production, they look at it as a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ rather than looking at what are folks really doing when they’re running in production," Nelson said. "It is being run in production in many use cases today; the question is for what environments."
For more on the prime time front, here’s an interesting read on how Time Warner Cable is using OpenStack by Jason Baker over at Opensource.com.
"We have a large development organization that embraces using a number of open source tools that are out there," Matt Haines said. "I think people can see the advantage of the contribution side for projects like OpenStack—that for us to use it effectively, we need to get our changes upstream, otherwise we’d end up carrying a lot of patches. So, I think people are seeing that it’s a realistic and viable software model."
Last but not least, Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph has some great posts about her doings at the Summit Vancouver — a Women of OpenStack working breakfast, taking a panel selfie, the Design Summit and, finally, what happens when people try S’mores for the first time…
— Dell EMC Canada (@DellEMC_Canada) May 22, 2015
#OpenStackSummit Excited about Liberty development cycle for the non-coding working groups like Enterprise, Product and App-Ecosystem.
— William (@wlfcloud) May 22, 2015
— Sean Dague (@sdague) May 21, 2015
— Sean Dague (@sdague) May 21, 2015
Vodka as a service
— Robert Cathey (@robertcathey) May 21, 2015
— Marcus Furlong (@furlongm) May 21, 2015
— Dustin Black (@dustinlblack) May 22, 2015
— Melissa Gurney (@SolutionGeek) May 21, 2015
— HPE Cloud (@HPE_Cloud) May 19, 2015
— Michael Still (@mikal) May 20, 2015
— Stuart Miniman (@stu) May 19, 2015
— Boris Renski (@zer0tweets) May 19, 2015
— Doug Hellmann (@doughellmann) May 19, 2015
— Aptira (@Aptira) May 19, 2015
— Mike Perez (@Thingee) May 19, 2015
— Nicole Sweeney (@NicoleSweens) May 19, 2015
And a continued trend, a huge portion of room here for their first #OpenStack summit.
— Jesse Proudman (@blueboxjesse) May 18, 2015
— John Dickinson (@notmyname) May 18, 2015
Three Openstack Marks backstage. Excited for the opening keynotes in a few minutes ! pic.twitter.com/eQdXuDeJH9
— Mark Collier (@sparkycollier) May 18, 2015
[Cover Photo](https://www.flickr.com/photos/neilsingapore/14506293014/ by Neil Howard // CC BY NC