“The most important cloud acquisitions this year have one thing in common: OpenStack.”

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 powers the research at CERN

By: Jason Hibbets

Jason Hibbets interviews Tim Bell of CERN in advance of the OpenStack Summit in Paris to learn how CERN scales OpenStack and what other research groups can learn from their deployment.

Look Out Amazon: HP Unleashes First Commercial Helion OpenStack, Enterprise Cloud Storage

By: Steven Burke

HP’s launch of its first commercial release of Helion along with an enterprise-grade OpenStack-based private cloud storage offering gives customers an edge against AWS.

2014’s Most Significant Cloud Deals Have OpenStack at Heart

By: Nancy Gohring

Between EMC’s recent acquisition of Cloudscaling, HP’s deal to acquire Eucalyptus, Cisco’s purchase of Metacloud, and Red Hat’s buying spree that included Inktank and eNovance, OpenStack underlies many of the large cloud deals this year.

Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

By: Ron Miller

Mirantis raises a large Series B round to keep its pure play OpenStack business growing.

Ubuntu Server 14.10 adds new features for OpenStack & containers

By: Mike Wheatley

Utopic Unicorn, Canonical’s latest release, includes support for Docker containers, Juno, and new features aimed at hyperscale deployments.

>”The most important cloud acquisitions this year have one thing in common: OpenStack.” — Nancy Gohring in [CIO](http://www.cio.com/article/2837800/cloud-computing/2014s-most-significant-cloud-deals-have-openstack-at-heart.html)

>”…it is important to save time to meet the community. While much of the communication in OpenStack is electronic due to the world wide distributed nature of those involved, summits give a great chance to browse the various ecosystem solutions and discuss in more detail face-to-face.” — Tim Bell, Infrastructure Manager at CERN in an interview with [opensource.com](http://opensource.com/business/14/10/interview-tim-bell-cern-it-operating-systems)

>”There definitely seems to be some inherent trust in OpenStack when you hear that companies like Disney, Wells Fargo, and Comcast are using it and contributing back.” — Niki Acosta in an interview with [opensource.com](http://opensource.com/business/14/10/niki-acosta-interview-cisco-openstack)

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