From database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to software-defined storage, a number of major announcements—many of them related to open source development—continue to come out of the OpenStack Summit this week in Paris. Here's a recap of a few of the biggest ones.
- DBaaS vendor Tesora reported that its product, which is based on OpenStack Trove, is now available for commercial use from cloud hosting providers Blue Box and Vexxhost. The news follows Tesora's launch of its DBaaS platform for enterprises in September.
- AQORN announced the launch of Beanstack, a free OpenStack management and installation tool that features the option of enterprise support. The software may be just what enterprises need to build their own OpenStack infrastructure, rather than relying on rigidly preconfigured distributions.
- Software-defined storage vendor Scality debuted a new tool called the REST Block Driver, which allows applications to connect block devices to backend storage via REST-based, CDMI-compliant transport. Scality also announced at the OpenStack Summit that Numergy has become a customer, integrating Scality RING into its OpenStack cloud.
In other relevant news—though not news that comes out of the OpenStack Summit directly—the Linux Foundation is announcing Friday that OpenDaylight, the software-defined networking and network-functions virtualization project, has added three new members: Compass-EOS, Intracom Telecom and Transmode.
That's another bit of positive news with which the open source world can close off a very busy week centered around the OpenStack Summit in Paris, which wraps up today.