The OpenStack project has been around for over a decade now and has grown to a community of thousands of contributors, but never-the-less what exactly OpenStack is, is a loaded question. One of the best places to learn about the OpenStack project and its community is at the OpenInfra Summit. So, we have pulled together the top searched questions about OpenStack to tell you how the OpenInfra Summit Berlin, June 7-9, can help you answer those questions!
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What is OpenStack used for? Is OpenStack open source?
OpenStack is an open source project supported since 2012 by the OpenInfra Foundation, formerly the OpenStack Foundation. The software was initially developed in 2010 as a joint project between NASA and a hosting company called Rackspace Hosting. The idea behind OpenStack is to control and bring together large pools of computing, storage and networking resources in data centers. It’s all managed and supplied by APIs with common authentication mechanisms. In a way, it’s the origin of the cloud.
Here are the best sessions to add to your Summit Schedule to learn more about what OpenStack is used for:
- What the Cloud? | By Darin Sorrentino & Chris Janiszewski from Red Hat
- What is OpenStack and what services do I need? | By Amy Marrich from Red Hat
Is OpenStack dead? Is anyone still using OpenStack? What does OpenStack’s future look like?
OpenStack continues to be one of the most active open source communities in the world. In 2021, the OpenStack grew to more than 25 million cores in production. Organizations including Walmart, LINE, Workday, China Mobile, and Verizon Media were among the founding members of the OpenStack Million Core Club.
Here are the best sessions to add to your Summit Schedule to learn more about the future of OpenStack:
- OpenStack enters the Slope of Enlightenment | By Tytus Kurek from Canonical
- Use it, or lose it – Recycling waste heat at the edge | By Jegor van Opdorp from LeafCloud, Mark Goddard & Stig Telfer from StackHPC Ltd
- OpenStack public clouds: 7 reasons to become a local cloud service provider | By Maciej Mazur & Tytus Kurek from Canonical
Who uses OpenStack?
OpenStack is used by thousands of users around the world from the telco industry to the finance industry to healthcare. According to the 2021 OpenStack user survey, hundreds of new cloud deployments are continuing to come online each year.
Here are the best sessions to add to your Summit Schedule to learn more about who is using OpenStack:
- Source of truth for open infrastructure management with open-source netbox | By Trong Vinh Nguyen, Chien Pham Tuong & Cong Ha Minh from Viettel Group
- Honey, I Blew Up the Cloud | By Tyler Stachecki from Bloomberg
- Dude where’s my vm? | By Scott Solkhon & Ross Martyn from G-Research
- How we integrated L3 services into one of the biggest OpenStack Public Clouds – OVHcloud case study | By Mohankumar Navaneethan, Dawid Deja & Michał Żyłowski from OVHcloud
- How we designed an OpenStack Public Cloud at Scale with Fabric Networking | Dr. Abhisak Chulya, Charnsilp Chinprasert & Jeeraput Supaapinun from Nipa Cloud
What is the difference between Kubernetes and OpenStack? Does Kubernetes use OpenStack?
In OpenStack’s 2021 User Survey, the majority of respondents said they use Kubernetes as the container orchestration or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) tool to manage their OpenStack applications. Simply put, OpenStack and Kubernetes work together to benefit sysadmins, developers, and users alike.
Here are the best sessions to add to your Summit Schedule to learn more about OpenStack and Kubernetes:
- LOKI (Linux, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Infrastructure) | By Tytus Kurek from Canonical
- OpenStack brings Kubernetes to the Edge | By Emilien Macchi, Maysa de Macedo Souza & Chris Janiszewski from Red Hat
- Anatomy of a Kubernetes Cloud Provider | By Matthew Booth from Red Hat
Who developed OpenStack?
Although the OpenInfra Foundation supports the project and the community, the OpenStack project is developed by its global community.
Here are the best sessions to add to your Summit Schedule to learn more about the OpenStack community:
- Teaching padawans to chop wood and carry water in their open source journey | Goutham Pacha Ravi, Victoria Martinez de la Cruz & Stephen Finucane from Red Hat
- Squashing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bugs in Open Source Projects | Georg Link from Bitergia
- Meet the Diversity and Inclusion WG | Jeremy Stanley from the OpenInfra Foundation & Amy Marrich from Red Hat
All Things OpenInfra Days and User Groups | Helena Spease from OpenInfra Foundation
What are the key components of OpenStack?
The OpenStack project has expanded to include numerous components (OpenStack services, operating tools, service add-ons, integration tools, etc.). Each of these components has sub-projects that are managed and developed by more than 1,000 contributors worldwide.
Here are the best sessions to add to your Summit Schedule to learn more about the components of OpenStack:
- Contributing to Neutron 101 | By Elvira García Ruiz from Red Hat
- Encryption Workshop: Using Encryption to Secure Your Cloud | Dave Wilde, Andre Aranha & Ade Lee from Red Hat
- Seamless Management of VM and Container for NFV | By Keiichirou Yamakawa from FUJITSU, Hirofumi Noguchi & Masaki UENO from NTT corporation
- API Performance – A journey down the rabbit hole | By Julie Kreger from Red Hat
- Enterprise Architecture with Designate | By Nate Johnston from Red Hat
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