Here’s the news from the OpenStack world you won’t want to miss — the musings, polemics and questions posed by the larger community.
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“I believe OpenStack has a chance to do for the cloud what Linux has done for server operating systems—basically becoming the defacto standard for designing modern applications,” says Percona co-founder and CEO Peter Zeitsev.
But getting to that standard requires a different set of moves, writes Alex Freedland of Mirantis on TechCrunch. "The reality is that winning in open source requires a playbook that is drastically different from one that most VCs investing in technology today are used to…Open source ecosystem markets behave differently and therefore require a very different playbook. There, the differentiation is not in the technology you build; it is in the process and expertise that you slowly amass over an extended period of time."
And that road may not necessarily be a smooth one, says Nick Heath at TechRepublic. "The problems that make businesses reluctant to deploy OpenStack are nothing new," adding that even though enterprise use of OpenStack isn’t where some had hoped it would be, there have been notable successes, such as its use by payment provider PayPal.
How open should OpenStack be? That’s the question posed over at the Tesora blog. "OpenStack already has the ability to integrate a broad array of vendor solutions into a working cloud environment, giving the enterprise wide latitude in forging supplier dependencies. But it must be remembered that unlimited hardware independence does not always lead to the most effective solution, or the least costly."
One more thing, Superusers: it’s time to help pick the new logos for OpenStack User Groups & OpenStack Days. You have until Wednesday April 22, 2015 to weigh in!
Honoured to be elected as the next #OpenStack Nova PTL. Nova community, I am your humble servant, and I promise to do my best for you all!
— John Garbutt (@johnthetubaguy) April 17, 2015
— peterdens (@peterdens) April 16, 2015
OpenStack DefCore Community Review – TWO Sessions April 21 (agenda) http://t.co/MIew2K57OY
— Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) April 15, 2015
OH “we can't talk about openstack here, we have a serious star wars discussion going on”
— Overheard By (@jtimberman) April 16, 2015
— Philippe Wagner (@More4cloud) April 16, 2015
— bruce becker (@brusisceddu) April 15, 2015
Congrats to fellow stackers at Comcast, Walmart and the Guangzhou National Supercomputer Center – http://t.co/ew5I8b4uZp
— Subbu Allamaraju (@sallamar) April 15, 2015
— John Dickinson (@notmyname) April 16, 2015
I don't wish the #OpenStack project technical lead role on anyone. We have a ways to go in people understanding everyone involved is human.
— Mike Perez (@Thingee) April 14, 2015
— Lauren Cooney (@lcooney) April 13, 2015
— Daniel Krook (@DanielKrook) April 13, 2015
— Tim Bell (@noggin143) April 13, 2015
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