Au Revoir, Paris! The Paris OpenStack Summit wrapped up today after a week of compelling user stories, community get togethers, and lots of valuable discussion and momentum around the future of OpenStack. We’ve collected the highlights from the week here. Enjoy!
By: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
This summary of the opening keynote in Paris suggests that OpenStack is evolving in a way that will "be giving Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure a run for their money."
By: Sean Michael Kerner
This article summarizes a panel at the OpenStack summit on the return on investment of OpenStack from execs at HP, Piston Cloud Computing, and SwiftStack.
By: Frederic Lardinois
OpenStack is maturing rapidly, but it’s also going to run into some growing pains, especially as they relate to on-boarding new organizations.
By: Jason Baker
Users including CERN, Expedia, and Tapjoy came together to share their successes with OpenStack on the final day of keynotes.
By: Barb Darrow
At the analyst panel in Paris, the biggest critique of OpenStack was that it needs to be easier to deploy in order to gain widespread adoption.
"OpenStack isn’t just some open-source project from Linux-friendly companies like SUSE, Red Hat, and OpenStack co-creators NASA and RackSpace. It is as serious as a bullet enterprise cloud." -Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols in ZDNet
"The biggest myth is that OpenStack is not ready for enterprise deployments." -Jim Morrisroe, CEO of Piston Cloud Computing, quoted in ServerWatch
"In situations where it is a matter of choosing between [OpenStack and AWS], OpenStack wins on flexibility of the hardware deployed underneath." – Yevgeniy Sverdlik in Data Center Knowledge
"…in a sign that OpenStack has truly arrived, demand for qualified OpenStack engineers far outstrips supply." – Matt Asay in InfoWorld
— OpenStack (@OpenStack) November 4, 2014
— Robert Nicola (@robertnicola) November 4, 2014
Most important part of the #openstack conf, by far, is the Ops Summit. Bringing real users, giving them a place to gather, and listening.
— Donnie Berkholz (@dberkholz) November 7, 2014
— Mark Collier (@sparkycollier) November 4, 2014
I think I'm done. 3 new bp and specs, filed 4 bugs, wrote and tested in 2 projects. Very productive week at #OpenStack now time to shop
— Abel Lopez (@alopgeek) November 7, 2014
— Julien Danjou (@juldanjou) November 4, 2014
— Igor vRman (@Igor_vRman) November 3, 2014
for the next #OpenStack summit, can we have an ops lounge adjacent to the dev lounge, just stress balls, punching bags, horse tranquilisers
— Sina Sadeghi (@SinaTweet) November 4, 2014
— Jason Baker (@jehb) November 7, 2014