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.
By: Jason Verge
Cisco acquires Metacloud, further backing up the reality that big companies have their eye on OpenStack.
By: Maria Deutscher
This summary of the first OpenStack Silicon Valley conference held this week highlights the energy and passion from some of the biggest names in the community.
###[AMD and Canonical create OpenStack in a rack](http://www.zdnet.com/amd-and-canonical-create-openstack-in-a-rack-7000033752/)
By: Steven J. Vaughan Nichols
The new service is aimed at giving large commercial companies their own private OpenStack cloud on a rack with less difficulty and a lower cost than was previously possible.
###[Red Hat CEO: HP. VMware “validate” our OpenStack message](http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/techflash/2014/09/red-hat-ceo-hp-vmware-validate-openstack-message.html)
By: Lauren K. Ohnesorge
Red Hat’s CEO is encouraged by the increasing demand for OpenStack that is being generated by other big players in the OpenStack ecosystem, though they could be seen as Red Hat competitors.
###[OpenStack Summit Paris Schedule Launches with 326 Speakers, 200+ Sessions](http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140916005297/en/OpenStack-Summit-Paris-Schedule-Launches-326-Speakers#.VBx70i5dXNQ)
The schedule for the first ever European OpenStack Summit is live. You can check it out [here](https://openstacksummitnovember2014paris.sched.org/).
>”OpenStack continues to land on the radars of the major tech giants.” — Jason Verge in [Data Center Knowledge](http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/09/17/cisco-cloud-play-grows-with-openstack-company-metacloud/)
>”The inaugural OpenStack Silicon Valley summit at the Computer History Museum this week has been a long time in the making, and it showed.” — Maria Deutscher in [SiliconAngle]
>”At the end of the day, if the argument of the “pragmatist” is that OpenStack must change to be more traditional workload centric, then they have become simply “legacy purists” throwing stones at “cloud purists.” — Kenneth Hui in his blog, [Cloud Architects Musings](http://cloudarchitectmusings.com/2014/09/09/should-openstack-be-an-automobile-or-a-faster-horse/)
>”More established players talking about [OpenStack] more and supporting it just makes it a more credible solution.” — Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst in [Triangle Business Journal](http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/techflash/2014/09/red-hat-ceo-hp-vmware-validate-openstack-message.html)
>”The [HP/Eucalyptus] deal might also inspire some corporate users to finally move past the stage of just endorsing OpenStack and instead commit to implement the open source offering in production.” –Trevor Jones and Ed Scannell in [SearchCloudComputing](http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/news/2240230552/Eucalyptus-deal-aims-to-raise-HPs-cloud-cred?track=NL-1814&ad=896027&asrc=EM_NLN_34082269&uid=16842030&utm_medium=EM&utm_source=NLN&utm_campaign=20140916_Eucalyptus+gives+adrenaline+shot+to+HP%3Fs+cloud_nrando)
— Mark Collier (@sparkycollier) September 17, 2014
— Frank de Groodt (@frankdegroodt) September 19, 2014
— Tristan Goode (@tristangoode) September 16, 2014
— OpenStack (@OpenStack) September 15, 2014
I have to say that the @openstack Paris summit is going to be fascinating from a biz perspective. Also, cheese and bread and wine and stuff.
— sepekneb (@benkepes) September 18, 2014
— Erwan Gallen (@zinux) September 17, 2014
Cisco buys Metacloud as big companies are suddenly hot for cloud startups http://t.co/Z1RHOXwz4G
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) September 17, 2014
— Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) September 19, 2014
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