It’s super exciting to see OpenStack being used “under the hood” of all kinds of applications and the use cases that are shaking out as OpenStack’s userbase continues to grow.

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.

How OpenStack is Giving DreamHost a Competitive Edge

By: David Hamilton

Jonathan LaCour, the VP of Cloud for Dreamhost, details why the company is using OpenStack and is very frank about the difficulties they’ve faced making the transition.

What’s Driving Open Source 2.0?

By: Jay Lyman

Open source code is evolving based on user and customer input. Jay cites OpenStack as an example of how the customer side of the community is driving the project’s growth and maturation.

Why HP’s split could work wonders for its cloud campaign

By: Jordan Novet

HP’s bifurcation could allow the company to more aggressively pursue OpenStack (including acquiring OpenStack companies). Jordan makes the point that with the split, HP is in a better position to get ahead of legacy tech providers when it comes to their cloud portfolio.

OpenStack Juno Set to Advance Nova Networking

By: Sean Michael Kerner

Juno launches on October 16th. In advance of the release, Sean focuses on the updates to Nova networking.

Canonical Offers OpenStack and Ubuntu Cloud Training in Paris

By: Christopher Tozzi

Canonical is offering OpenStack and Ubuntu cloud training in Paris the week before the Paris OpenStack summit. Not a bad reason to extend your stay…

>”For us, the big benefit of OpenStack was being part of a large community.” — Jonathan LaCour, VP of Cloud at DreamHost in [the WHIR](http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/openstack-giving-dreamhost-competitive-edge)

>”OpenStack customers now are banding together on requirements for multiple vendors and service-level expectations, as 451 Research’s recent report found. This customer side of the community will continue to play an important role in OpenStack’s ongoing evolution.” — Jay Lyman, in [Tech News World](http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Whats-Driving-Open-Source-20-81169.html)

>”It’s super exciting to see OpenStack being used “under the hood” of all kinds of applications and the use cases that are shaking out as OpenStack’s userbase continues to grow.” — Mark Voelker, Technical Leader at Cisco, in an interview with [opensource.com](http://opensource.com/business/14/10/interview-mark-voelker-cisco-openstack)

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