“OpenStack’s ever expanding ecosystem helps to continue its momentum. I am excited, are you?”

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.

8 Up and Coming OpenStack Cloud Projects

By: Sean Michael Kerner

Make sure you know about the latest OpenStack projects from Manila to Ironic to Barbican.

OpenStack day two operations tools

By: Dmitri Zimine

This series on automation projects looks at tools for day two operations, including Blazar, Satori, and Congress, concluding that automation for the enterprise is just around the corner.

###[OpenStack Can Be ‘Rosetta Stone’ of Cloud](http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/software-as-a-service/openstack-can-be-rosetta-stone-of-cloud/a/d-id/1316052?_mc=RSS_IWK_EDT)
By: Chris Kemp

Chris Kemp lays out the history of OpenStack adoption and paints a clear picture for how the recent consolidation has affected the market, suggesting that OpenStack will bridge enterprise and public clouds.

###[What’s new in OpenStack Juno](http://opensource.com/business/14/9/whats-new-openstack-juno)
By: Rich Bowen

This is a list of upcoming feature updates and new projects expected to be included in the upcoming release.

###[Open source middleware is everywhere in financial services](http://www.bankingtech.com/248232/open-source-middleware-is-everywhere-in-financial-services/)
By: Banking Technology

Though financial institutions are wary of moving towards the public cloud, OpenStack with support from major IT players is becoming a viable option.

>”By providing an open platform that integrates a broad set of public and private cloud technologies, OpenStack is now positioned to be much more than just a private cloud platform — rather, the “Rosetta Stone” of enterprise computing.” — Chris Kemp in [InformationWeek](http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/software-as-a-service/openstack-can-be-rosetta-stone-of-cloud/a/d-id/1316052?_mc=RSS_IWK_EDT)

>”In Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), all the major IT players such as IBM, HP, Rackspace, VMWare and Red Hat are centering on OpenStack, so if a vendor says it will support OpenStack, it means the service will have long term support. This is exactly the kind of assurance that financial services companies are looking for.” — [Banking Technology](http://www.bankingtech.com/248232/open-source-middleware-is-everywhere-in-financial-services/)

> “…OpenStack’s ever expanding ecosystem helps to continue its momentum. I am excited, are you?” — Sriram Subramanian on [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140912200549-11872432-openstack-continuing-the-momentum)

> “In the simplest of terms, OpenStack is a massive undertaking. The goal of OpenStack is to fit just about every use case imaginable.” — Geoff Corey in OSU’s [Open Source Lab](https://osuosl.org/blog/my-experiences-openstack)

We feature user conversations throughout the week, so tweet, blog, or [email us](mailto:[email protected]) your thoughts!