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OpenStack Summit Day 2 Recap: The Future is Multi-Cloud

Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, kicked off day two of the Summit by tying it back to the first day’s keynote about the challenge of meeting the scalability requirements of projects such as the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope. The SKA project is expecting to require multi-exaFLOPS — that’s one quintillion (10^18) […]

OpenStack Summit Day 1 Recap: OpenStack for Work That Matters

Like the city in which we are meeting, the Barcelona OpenStack Summit feels both old and new at the same time. Barcelona is a new venue for the bi-annual Summit and as usual, there are an impressive number of first time attendees. But there is also a very familiar feel to the Summit this time — after […]

Operating OpenStack Clouds at Scale

As anyone who’s ever tried to move a technology from development to production knows, operations and scaling are two of the most difficult elements to do well. Nowhere is that more true than when you are talking about a cloud platform such as OpenStack. Deploying an OpenStack cloud with 10s of servers to support a […]

Is OpenStack Software Dead?

Boris Renski, CMO and co-founder of Mirantis, created a stir yesterday with his blog post, “Infrastructure Software is Dead,” which calls into question the viability of having users deploy and operate infrastructure software such as OpenStack on their own. Boris says it was a long time coming but he now realizes that you help customers be successful […]

Why OpenStack Is The Least Interesting Part Of Rackspace Clouds

We spend too much time talking about OpenStack. That may seem like a surprising statement, considering the resources and energy Rackspace devotes to the OpenStack project and to our offerings built around this open cloud platform. Rackspace has more engineers and operators talking and thinking about OpenStack than anyone in the world. Our team of […]

Benefits Of The Rackspace Approach To OpenStack

As the co-founder and standard-bearer for OpenStack, Rackspace gets a lot of questions from users, journalists, analysts and vendors — about how we run OpenStack at scale, whether we use upstream code or have forked the project, and how we decide what code to contribute back. Given that Rackspace runs the oldest and largest OpenStack […]

Why OpenStack As A Service Is The Best Model

If you’ve read my recent blog post recapping the Austin OpenStack Summit, you’ll know I believe OpenStack is beginning to cross the chasm from early to mainstream adoption. I’m not alone in that assessment; folks inside and outside the OpenStack ecosystem have noted the same trend. Despite this encouraging trend, however, there are warning signs to […]