“OpenStack could soon be the software that runs the non-Amazon cloud.”

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 and conversations you need to know about this week. From the latest OpenStack resources to news about users, we share the content you need to stay up to date.

"OpenStack is the most widely supported open software for building private and public clouds." -Julie Ruvolo in TechCrunch

"The holy grail for OpenStack projects has been to achieve the status of Integrated." -Sean Roberts in his blog

"OpenStack could soon be the software that runs the non-Amazon cloud." -Reinhardt Krause in Investor’s Business Daily

"In 2015, we’re trying to put about 10 pounds of OpenStack in a 5 pound bag. That means we have to either a) shed 5 pounds or b) get a bigger bag. In classic OpenStack style, we’re sort of doing both: identifying a foundational base while expanding to allow more subprojects." -Rob Hirschfeld in his blog

OpenStack: Where we’ve been and where we’re heading

By: Alice MacGregor

The Stack interviewed OpenStack Board Member and CEO of DreamHost Simon Anderson, and Jonathan LaCour, VP of Cloud at DreamHost, to gather their analysis on OpenStack’s progress to date and its outlook for the coming year.

Nubeliu Is Bringing The Private Cloud To Latin America

By: Julie Ruvolo

Nubeliu is the first company to offer enterprise cloud solutions based on OpenStack in Latin America. They raised a seed round last month and talked with TechCrunch about their motivation for starting the company.

A Year in the Life of OpenStack

By: Jason Baker

Jason takes a walk down memory lane, resurfacing some of the best interviews and tutorials published last year.

Mirantis Out With Latest OpenStack Distribution

By: Yevgeniy Sverdlik

Mirantis released OpenStack 6.0, which includes VMware support and the ability to write plug-ins for Fuel.

Red Hat’s OpenStack Tech Leadership Discusses Cloud Direction

By: Sean Michael Kerner

Mark McLoughlin, the first OpenStack developer at Red Hat, lays out the company’s plans for OpenStack in 2015.

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