OpenStack Summit Roundup: News You Need to Know
More than 7,000 users of OpenStack will gather this week in Austin as part of the OpenStack Summit to discuss real-world use cases of the OpenStack cloud platform as OpenStack adoption moves into new verticals and from private cloud to public cloud.
According to OpenStack, while early private cloud adopters were limited to technology and media verticals, sectors like retail, financial services and manufacturing are leading the way.
Another major theme at this week’s event is the growth in OpenStack public cloud, with service providers including Internap, OVH, and DreamHost making moves in this area.
“Nearly six years in, OpenStack has become the de facto open standard for cloud computing, with a vibrant commercial ecosystem and large footprint of private and public cloud deployments,” Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation said in a statement. “As we kick off the OpenStack Summit Austin, we see more diverse use cases than ever before, highlighting the fact that all applications need standardized and automated access to compute, storage and networking resources.”
Here’s what’s been announced so far at the OpenStack Summit:
- OpenStack Foundation Offers Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam: The OpenStack Foundation worked with The Linux Foundation to develop the new exam and certification, as part of a broader effort to grow the cloud computing talent pool and OpenStack community. The exam is delivered through the OpenStack Foundation’s training marketplace. Certified OpenStack Administrators typically have at least six months of OpenStack experience and have the skills required for day-to-day operations and management of an OpenStack cloud.
- Verizon Deploys “Industry’s Largest Known” OpenStack NFV: Verizon has completed the deployments across five of its US data centers, with international locations to be deployed over the next several months. Verizon worked with Big Switch Networks, Dell and Red Hat to develop the OpenStack pod-based design.
- Red Hat OpenStack Platform Powers NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has built a private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform, using Red Hat’s OpenStack and Linux to modernize its on-premise storage and server capacity.
- CloudBees Achieves Red Hat OpenStack Certification: CloudBees has achieved certification for the CloudBees Jenkins Platform – Private SaaS Edition, making it the first continuous delivery and DevOps platform to be certified for Red Hat OpenStack.
- Akanda Releases New Version of OpenStack Astara: Akanda, a major contributor to OpenStack Astara, has announced its new Mitaka release for open source network orchestration and virtualization this week, available for immediate download.
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