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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From the Register:
IBM, for example, offers Urbancode Deploy, a platform for managing the deployment of applications across different infrastructure platforms…UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns takes this one step further, providing application deployment blueprints to map applications and configurations to different physical or cloud environments…
The Patterns product supports templates from the OpenStack project to help define these standard mappings. OpenStack Heat templates describe the infrastructure for cloud applications in a text file that is both human and machine-readable. Heat is becoming a de facto standard for hybrid cloud deployment templates, and in turn supports Amazon Web Services’ CloudFormation template format.
"Many global tech companies naming OpenStack as core to their plans five or ten years into the future. There’s an absolute need out there to get past the legacy holdbacks and product development and management slowdown that results from ‘overly proprietary’ hardware and software, especially in delivering efficient and instantly available cloud computing resources, and OpenStack will continue working diligently to meet that demand," he writes in an op-ed at DataCenter Dynamics.
Genomics researchers must replicate the hardware and software environment of bioinformatic data analysis to reproduce results – which is where cloud can help, writes Cliff Saran in Computer Weekly UK.
Mirantis ships OpenStack version 7.0
This version of OpenStack includes support for writing richer Fuel deployment plug-ins. This is also the first version of Mirantis OpenStack to enable the deployment of multiple Hadoop and Spark clusters in parallel through new Sahara features.
"People have pointed to the relative instability and immaturity of OpenStack as a cause for concern. While recent releases have seemed more stable, and production deployments of OpenStack are now a common occurrence, there is still a degree of uncertainty about OpenStack’s readiness for prime time," says technology investor and commentator Ben Kepes.
Version 4.0 of PLUMgrid’s Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack supports multiple OpenStack distributions, Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) plugins, high availability and dynamic Tunnel Heatmap for improved visibility into physical and virtual layers,” writes Jim Duffy at Network World.
— Storage Made Easy (@SMEStorage) October 1, 2015
— John Dickinson (@notmyname) October 1, 2015
Mirantis not trying to make OpenStack replace VMware but instead make it best platform for apps. As it should be! https://t.co/sajVugNR58
— Randy Bias (@randybias) October 1, 2015
1. no one has time to improve ops
2. everyone thinks their uniqueness is unique https://t.co/0fSP7aiQDU
— Eglė Sigler (@eglute) October 1, 2015
Current status: at the center of where traditional IT and cloud collide.
— Niki Acosta (@nikiacosta) October 1, 2015
— Thierry Carrez (@tcarrez) September 30, 2015
Do you want to work with me and rabble rouse? I need some good DevOps-oriented people. Automation and cloud is #1. Coding ability is #2.
— Randy Bias (@randybias) September 29, 2015
— Davanum Srinivas (@dims) September 26, 2015
— Jay Bryant (@jungleboyj) September 26, 2015
— Steve Martinelli (@stevebot) September 28, 2015
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