215 articles from Nicole Martinelli
How the world's most popular video games runs on open-source tech.
Tungsten Fabric uses Zuul to gate changes made in over 70 source-code repositories. More from Jarek Łukow on challenges and benefits.
OSF's Kendall Nelson wore a code skirt onstage at the Berlin Summit. Here's the story behind it.
Following the recent first release of StarlingX, here's a breakdown of the main components and how you can get involved.
Insight from a recent market research study conducted by ClearPath Strategies and the OpenStack Foundation.
Three new members will be weighing in on the Superuser Awards and shaping editorial content.
Hear from experts at Verizon, China Mobile, Intel, NTT and more.
Manual methods to detect, investigate and respond to threats will guarantee failure in the future, according to a Forrester analysis.
The OSF has been using Zuul for about six years. Superuser gets the origin story from Clark Boylan and Doug Hellman.
Have your say in what aspects of open infrastructure to cover now.
Only you can prevent the brush fires in the on-prem prairies that become towering infernos in the cloud, says Oracle’s Greg Marsden.
Here's how the team employs the continuous integration, delivery and deployment system.
“We're trying to break the system, to rebuild it and to make it better,” says Valeisha Butterfield-Jones.
The first edition offers a fascinating snapshot of what's in national production.
Check out the high-impact features for bare metal clouds, fast forward upgrades and hardware accelerators.
A peek inside the architecture and what's ahead at the Berlin Summit.
The third edition offers updates on load balancing and new content on role-based access control and VLAN-aware virtual machines.
Google searches for the open-source project outstripped those for the reality star in the last 12 months, according to The Economist.
More testing in less time with faster development and integration are the main benefits, says Tobias Henkel.
Tips on infrastructure, workflow and platforms.
Essential considerations for your container deployment.
Pros and cons for structuring projects, from a team at Mozilla.
Create, manage, snapshot and scale Kubernetes infrastructure in the public cloud with this unique open-source project.
From new users to product launches, updates and case studies, the OpenStack Summit Vancouver covered a lot of ground. Here’s a news roundup from the Summit.
Researchers aren't the only ones trying to unravel a few sticky questions, says Arne Wiebalck.
Clint Byrum on how they've replaced slow, brittle Jenkins jobs with highly parallelized, more realistic Zuul test jobs.
"The benefit we see is the ease of integration with other projects," says Melvin Hillsman who works at Huawei on OpenLab.
Hear experts from Cisco, Red Hat, Suse and more.
Superuser talks to Christophe Sauthier about CloudKitty the rating-as-a-service project.
Roll your own, use CloudKitty, Ceilometer or another tool.
"Upgrading from Juno to Ocata seems like climbing Everest, when in reality it’s more like walking up stairs," says Yahoo's James Penick.
Avoiding vendor lock-in and replicable projects are two key reasons for choosing open source, says UNICEF Innovation's Erica Kochi.
Pierre Lynch, of Keysight Technologies UK Ltd. on collaboration, testing and what's next.
Superuser talked to authors about building your foundation, Kata containers and how to become a core reviewer.
“It's really important to understand that edge is not just one thing, it's a lot of different things -- it's containers but not just containers..." says Verizon's Beth Cohen.
“Very few can markets of any type can absorb as much product as you can throw at it -- HPC is one of them,” says researcher Christopher Willard.
Some common questions answered about the 17th edition of OpenStack.
Implanted medical devices are more connected than ever. Karen Sandler says we should all have access to the software they run.
The current amount of released data is more than 1,400 terabytes, here's what's behind it.
How sensors and the data streaming from them are improving quality of life in the Italian city of Messina.
How OpenStack is powering research at BarcelonaTech.
Time for some basic training with this book.
Key contributors can apply for travel, hotel and conference grants to attend the Project Team Gathering and the Vancouver Summit. Deadlines are January 25 (PTG) and March 22 (Summit).
James Kulina of Hyper.sh on taking the headache out of working in the cloud.
Two applications and 150 to come in the next five years.
“We were on the cloud since day one,” says Michael Benedict. "VMs served their purpose but we're moving everything to Kubernetes."
"It doesn’t matter who delivers it, how it operates or how it’s provisioned - but it matters how it runs," says Heptio's Craig McLuckie.
When you're hot in tech, you aspire to yawns.
News from the first day of keynotes: huge community growth and lots of projects to show for it.
The Superuser Awards winner placing is betting on Kubernetes and bare metal.
One of the major outcomes of OpenDev is a group interested in developing use cases and reference architectures for this emerging tech.
From eldercare to taking the anguish from building Ikea furniture, one computer science pioneer outlines how edge computing will change our days for the better.
Adobe's Advertising cloud runs OpenStack in production across six data centers in the US, Europe and Asia says cloud platform manager Joseph Sandoval.
There's still a cultural difference between devs and ops, says OpenStack User Committee member Saverio Proto. Now's the time to improve it...
The Japanese telecom giant runs over 10,000 virtual machines, 1,000 hypervisors in eight regions. Two team members talk about what's next and the importance of testing.
Allies can dispel the closed-minded thinking that spawned the infamous Google memo, says Women of OpenStack member Amy Marrich. Here's how to get involved.
Belmiro Moreira, cloud architect, tells Superuser how the research center went from a few hundred nodes to 280,000 cores.
As he was teaching himself, Geoff Rich built a site called Learn OpenStack. Here's how it can help you...
A peek inside the Gap’s (server) closet.
One of China's largest tech companies has been running OpenStack in production for 4 years with availability of over 99.99%.
Project updates, Oracle’s community commitment and, yes, solar flares.
At the third edition of CoreOS fest, breaking free of proprietary vendors, the $25 demo and Microsoft's Draft.
"Your technology should be woven in...if it’s woven in, you remove all the friction traditionally associated with selling to the enterprise.”
"All science is now essentially computer science," says OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier. "It's a big responsibility and we've got to rise to the challenge" he told thousands of Stackers at the day-two keynote of the Summit Boston.
"We don’t work for governments, we don’t work for states, we don’t work for corporations. We should be working for the spirit of technology itself, moving people closer to a more empowered future," Snowden said in conversation with OpenStack COO Mark Collier.
Verizon's cloud-in-a-box offering based on OpenStack delivers computing to the edge -- and your local coffee shop.
Melvin Hillsman of the OpenStack User Committee on advocating for users and living up to being the 'Linux of cloud computing.'
John Dickinson is one of the longest-running OpenStack project team leads. He talks about what's next for Swift and how he keeps going.
Hundreds of teams running thousands of services on tens of thousands of hosts and in hundreds of thousands of containers are kept afloat by about 10 engineers, says Ian Downes, head of Twitter's compute team.
Containers are the price of admission to the modern platform, says Google’s Kelsey Hightower, but they’re just the start.
The second edition of this two-day training will be offered in April, here's how you can get involved.
Collaborating on open source may involve a few bruises but everybody wins in the end, says OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.
The meetup, held March 15-16 in Milan, is a chance for operators to share best practices and share war stories.
Superuser talks to ONF’s Bill Snow about how the telcos play together and the upshot of the new Innovation Pipeline for XOS — a service management toolkit built on top of OpenStack.
Craig McLuckie and Sarah Novotny on how to navigate a trip to this harsh, beautiful place.
”We’ve had a special right to code the world as we see fit,” says Bruce Schneier. “My guess is that we’re going to lose this right...”
Research center CERN to add 100,000 cores in six months with bare metal and other services to come.
A new book by Michael Solberg and Ben Silverman titled "OpenStack for Architects" can show you how.
OpenStack Hackathons are a fast and furious weekend of work that rewards the best projects with fantastic prizes, here's how you can plan one.
Four people run an infrastructure with 13,184 vCPU and 64 TB of ram for science researchers at the University of Zurich.
Ever walked away from a code review or mailing list because of "sticky people problems?" The OpenStack Stewardship Working Group can help.
Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack are behind the revolution.
A four-page brief on OpenStack's "global traction" charts a course for infrastructure and operations leaders.
There are now eight ways you can earn AUC status for the next Summit, here's how.
Cost savings and an active community act as big players in the move to go open source.
The second edition of "Mastering OpenStack" offers expert tips on tweaking your deployments.
There's a graffiti artist pigeon named Milo at the Summit. Here's his story.
Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack Foundation executive director, gets out his compass.
OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier cuts cords, deploys containers and talks "Four Opens" on day one of the Summit keynote.
Dozens of superusers will take the stage in Barcelona to tell their stories about working with OpenStack. Hear these tales from the trenches as presenters detail the evaluation process, advantages and challenges encountered along the way. Below is a sample of some of the great content found across tracks. SAP’s DevOps journey: From building an […]
This new infra service provides a single place to go for consuming messages.
Sriram Subramanian and Sreenivas Voruganti help you navigate the twists and turns with this book from Packt publishing.
OpenStack's task tracking system for cross-team projects and code review tool now play better together.
One of the Foundation's newest staffers weighs in on the Python debate and revamping Upstream University.
We talk to recently elected project team lead (PTL) Tony Breeds about "awesome tomatoes" and weeding.
Superuser's quick take on the 39-page OpenStack Foundation publication.
Developers can avoid rookie mistakes with this tool.
Better libraries and larger paychecks for contributors: how the two communities work together
As OpenStack earns the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices Badge, we ask a security team member how it got so far, so fast
You need a massive set of functionality to automate all of the infrastructure in the world’s data centers -- so in some ways OpenStack is not big enough, says executive director Jonathan Bryce.
Learn more about the service for organizing, analyzing and expanding OpenStack alarms and events.
Eric Wright, VMTurbo principal solutions engineer, takes you from zero to hero in about 40 minutes.
Learn more about these projects and how you can get involved.
In this case study, G-Core and Mirantis outline the game plan for keeping the MMO running on four clouds.
Agile on the slopes and OpenStack Swift in the data center.
The award-winning UK government public cloud platform stands up to tax day, leaving people with the right things to complain about.
Providing 2,000 users a self-service cloud that stands up to “extreme computing.”
"Cooperation is our greatest tool," says a team behind some of the world's cutting-edge physics research.
The insanely popular messaging service runs 5,000 virtual machines on OpenStack.
38 teams competed for a grand prize trip to the Austin Summit - your local user group could be next.
Intel's Carol Barrett spends about 15 hours a week collaborating - here's how she stays productive and sane.
Recently launched, it covers configuration, server maintenance and troubleshooting.
Learn more about the orchestration project and how you can get involved.
It's time to go beyond viewing it as an extension of the operating system, says individual board member Boris Renski.
The new program aims to provide technical or career guidance, says IBM's Emily Hugenbruch.
Learn more about these projects and how you can get involved.
Follow these steps to design an enterprise cloud, say two Red Hat experts, and your days will be brighter
"Enterprise readiness is one of the best approaches to increase adoption for OpenStack, it's where OpenStack can grow fast," says Wang, an engineering manager at Intel.
This open-source tool makes it easier to translate your projects.
The first European event welcomed many newcomers; networking and sharing solutions were the big plusses.
Attendees at the first European Operator’s Meetup talked pet peeves - and shared resources for fixing them.
Software developer Martin Paulo shares his Heat templates to get you started.
Meet project team lead Dmitry Borodaenko and learn how to get involved.
This task tracking system will get your trains running on time.
A packed booth kept tireless volunteers busy all weekend at the 2016 Free Open Source Developers’ European Meeting.
For best results, treat OpenStack like any software development project says Stan Chan, chief architect.
Breakfast tacos, Bandit and the "most stealthy" project experts worked on.
Get involved with efforts to create a system that pairs high performance with the flexibility of cloud.
A TL;DR on the new 21-page report from the Foundation gets you up to speed.
Meet the project team leads for these new projects and learn how to get involved.
Use this stand-alone tool to ferret out security flaws in your Python code
How EasyStack and 99Cloud are scaling new heights far from Silicon Valley.
Cloud platform engineering team lead Lachlan Evenson shares insights and resources.
The meetup, held February 15 - 16, 2016 in Manchester, is a chance for operators to share best practices and give feedback.
Scott D'Angelo and Andrea Rosa -- pair of “middle-class” contributors from Hewlett-Packard -- offer tips on getting out of the sophomore slump
Meet the project team leads (PTLs) and find out how to get involved.
These tools - contributed by and for operators - offer quick solutions to streamline your work
“Our hope is to inspire you to look into open source, to think of ways to solve the data problems that you might have already," says Anne Gentle of Rackspace.
Meet the project team leads (PTLs) and find out how to get involved.
The second edition of "Learning OpenStack Networking" includes new chapters to help newbie cloud operators and administrators build OpenStack clouds.
Adrian Otto, project team lead, on how Magnum works and what problems it can solve for you.
Meet the project team leads (PTLs) for these OpenStack projects and find out how to get involved.
Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack executive director, gave a keynote at the OPNFV Summit where he talked about the two communities.
OpenStack Summit Tokyo attendees had plenty to say about what they are taking away from the recent four-day conference...
Robert Scoble on why the future looks Carina, the cloud's brat pack and joint ventures in Asia in this week's roundup...
Day two of the Tokyo Summit keynotes: Rackspace launches Carina, containers a 10-year-old can deploy and, oh yeah, glow sticks
The first news out of the Summit Tokyo plus containers, crocs and the winner of the Superuser award
Never a dull moment: sunsets, spin outs, releases, cash injections and more in this week's roundup.
How to snag a free copy of the manual by three IBM OpenStack pros at the Summit Tokyo…
Lightning talks covering everything from containers to charging for cloud services will stream live from the Summit Tokyo
Record your 'little moments of joy and progress' and share them
"The projects need to come together to develop consistent formats, approaches and messaging," says Rochelle Grober, senior software architect at Huawei Technologies and active member of the OpenStack community.
As attendance increased by 19 percent over the previous year, locals consider next steps in OpenStack adoption.
The Product Working Group recently launched a Git repository to collect requirements ranging from encrypted storage to rolling upgrades.
Release manager Thierry Carrez admits that matching cycle names to versions is “non-trivial.”
DefCore defines capabilities, code and must-pass tests, creating the minimum standards for products labeled OpenStack.
The free OpenStack testing sandbox is back -- and it's bigger, badder and better than ever.
The job market, the death of the distro and the importance of OpenStack's common culture in our weekend roundup.
Ahead of Trove Day, the authors of the first book on OpenStack's database-as-a-service talk about common errors and getting started with contributions.
If you're coming to the Mid-Cycle Meetup, OpenStack Silicon Valley -- Superuser wants to hear your ideas for stories and your takeaways from the events...
Join experts for this free, fast-track course that combines work with play.
This simple metadata system is great way to navigate OpenStack. Here's how they work and how to contribute new ones.
From April to June 2015, there's been an uptick in active core reviewers.
Crystal ball: what pundits say is next for Cloud Native Computing Foundation, OpenStack and Kubernetes
What services and capabilities are next, whether the container ecosystem is poppycock and more in our weekly update.
Community members can cast votes for what they want to hear at the October 27-30 Summit.
Advice from an all-star on making an impact...
In a largely male-dominated industry, Nalee Jang, one of Korea’s leading experts in open-source software, hopes to empower women to pursue careers in technology.
Author Dan Radez talks about demystifying the cloud, TryStack and why books are still useful for learning stuff.
As the research center breaks records smashing particles, it crunches petabytes...
When execs said "Just Do It," the athletic giant turned to VMware in production.
The Matrix, Mars vs. Venus and what's keeping you up at night...
4,000 websites into just one: Mexico to launch ambitious citizen service portal with OpenStack.
Cloud company consolidation, whether OpenStack is kryptonite or catnip for startups and more...
OpenStack Upstream Training unites play with open-source development
OpenStack allows us to meet scale and cut costs, says Nick Gerasimatos director of engineering and cloud services at FICO.
OpenStack Summit Vancouver attendees had plenty to say about what they are taking away from the recent five-day conference...
Decomposing OpenStack myths, time for prime time and goslings: there's a lot going this week...
This unofficial keynote talk from Randy Bias, vice president of technology at EMC, is always worth hearing. Here's his take on what's working in OpenStack, what's broken and how to fix it.
Cisco's Lew Tucker on the expanding reach of cloud computing will bring sweeping changes to OpenStack - and fewer of those dreaded phone calls to troubleshoot outages...
Jet Propulsion Lab, eBay, Google, Yahoo, and Intel showed how experimentation with OpenStack is bringing rewards...
Heading to the Vancouver Summit, a technology layer cake and the scramble for IP addresses...
No more meeting on the sidelines for these strategic input sessions, says OpenStack Foundation community manager Tom Fifield.
Why Cinder's project technical lead wants you to break things, the key to continuous integration and the influence of an epic 80s boy band.
Unsure which talks to pick at the upcoming conference? We've got you covered.
The weight behind the Kilo release, Geocaching in Vancouver and how the cloud could save you from foolish pursuits.
The one-day conference in Melbourne featured some of the top thought leaders in open-source cloud computing from Aptira, EMC, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and more.
How a small team can deliver big impact with OpenStack, foodie picks for the Vancouver Summit and whether is cloud computing is the next mass-market car industry...
Active contributors, both old and new, are up 14 percent from last year, according to the most recent community activity report.
"People have deployed over-engineered solutions to problems that could have been solved very simply. Not all problems require an infinitely scalable hyper-cloud solution," says Aptira CTO Kavit Munshi.
OpenStack in the classroom, back to the future with storage tape, what happens when the haters meet for sushi and more.
In the next five years, Individual Director Rob Hirschfeld says that he expects the community governance and interaction models being developed now will endure beyond the code.
Tips, tricks and when to call it quits from the OpenStack Foundation’s developer advocate, Stefano Maffulli.
If you’re looking for quick insight into your cloud’s configuration, state, performance and faults, this open-source dashboard developed by Cisco can help.
Dan Radez uncovers the gear that will power OpenStack's free testing sandbox
"It’s encouraging to hear the amount of experience people have and the tips and tricks they are willing to share,” says Carol Barrett of Intel.
Interoperability, Nova and a session called "burning issues" were on tap for day two.
Tools, tags and large deployments: Updates from the operators meetup
VMware + Telcos snuggle up to OpenStack, hiring managers seek OpenStack expertise and free upstream training...
A live demo at a packed meetup shows how managing containers will become much easier
"There are great engineers all over the world, and your company is probably fighting to get as many of them as possible. Supply doesn’t meet demand, so it's important to do everything you can to help attract and retrain talent," says Dion Almaer of Walmart Labs.
DefCore plays an important role ensuring some consistency and interoperability among OpenStack clouds, says Russell Bryant, Red Hat software engineer and individual director at OpenStack. For Bryant, it's one of the most key issues in OpenStack now.
“Like a lemming at the proverbial sea cliff, however, the enterprise would do well to avoid blindly following the group. With data infrastructure becoming so fungible these days, the ability to craft optimized solutions is cheaper and easier than ever, even on traditional data center infrastructure." Arthur Cole, Tesora.
Understanding the release cycle, making your first contributions count and considering the culture will go a long way.
“We’re not going to beat the competition by raising more money or being smarter than they are,” Anderson said at the Linux Collaboration Summit. “We’ll do it by being more open.”
“We’re at the very beginning,” says Chris Wright of Red Hat. There are "cool components" galore, but also more than a few “pain points."
"Cloud is not a single monolithic substance that somehow just works for everyone. Neither is a particular type of cloud the answer to everything," says Egle Sigler, a principal architect with Rackspace private cloud and recently elected OpenStack Individual Director.
The simplified markup of the new design will make it easier to use and contribute documentation.
Liberty as in free beer or free software? Neither. The next release is named after a small Canadian town.
Will there ever be a 'Vanilla' OpenStack? What about eating your competitor's lunch? This and more musings to whet your appetite from the OpenStack community this week...
Seoul’s sold-out event focused on next-level users
The popularity of OpenStack Days in Japan demonstrate a pivot to open source
If you're running out of steam managing patchsets, comments and test environments, these open source tools developed by OpenStack can put you back on track.
The Product Working Group will embark on a listening campaign to improve dialogue between developers and their managers
OpenStack powers free animal rescue program
Thanks to OpenStack, this German startup is fueling the data furnace market.