Users stand up, speak out, and deliver data on OpenStack growth

Last week, the OpenStack Foundation the results of its ninth user survey . OpenStack users responded in record-breaking numbers to participate, and their voices as revealed in the data tell the real story of OpenStack. The OpenStack community is growing, thriving with new users, deployments, code contributions, and collaborations, all on the rise.

What's new in OpenStack Ocata

OpenStack Ocata has now been out for a little over a month and we're about to see the first milestone of the Pike release. Past cycles show that now's about the time when people start looking at the new release to see if they should consider moving to it.

What's new in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11?

We are happy to announce that Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 is now Generally Available (GA). Version 11 is based on the upstream OpenStack release, Ocata, the 15th release of OpenStack. It brings a plethora of features, enhancements, bugfixes, documentation improvements and security updates.

What's going on with Intel and OpenStack?

Is Intel backing away from the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud? Good question, but I don't see it happening myself. The story that questions Intel's commitment to OpenStack was sparked by news that Intel was pulling out of its Rackspace partnership, the OpenStack Innovation Center.

How to: Docker containerized OpenStack Heat Translator - OpenStack Superuser

The OpenStack Heat Translator is one of the projects under the main OpenStack Heat orchestration project. It facilitates translation of OASIS TOSCA service template to Heat Orchestration Template (HOT) and the deployment of translated template into an OpenStack cloud.

How to get the most from your first OpenStack Forum - OpenStack Superuser

Is this your first OpenStack Summit? Unlike most conferences, there's a section where you're invited to participate and play an active role (especially if you are an upstream developer or cloud operator!): the Forum. But...where to start? On Monday, right after the keynotes there's a session for that.

4 new OpenStack how-tos and guides

Having OpenStack experience continues to be among the most in-demand skills in the tech world, as organizations continue to seek to build and manage their own open source clouds. But OpenStack is a big topic, made up of dozen of individual projects that are being actively developed at a rapid pace.

OpenStack Storage Concepts

Storage is found in many parts of the OpenStack cloud environment. It is important to understand the distinction between ephemeral storage and persistent storage: Ephemeral storage - If you only deploy OpenStack Compute service (nova), by default your users do not have access to any form of persistent storage.

Pushing the edges with OpenStack - OpenStack Superuser

BOSTON - The edge of cloud computing just got closer. While the early adopters were often telecoms, boundaries are now being pushed for oil rigs, self-driving cars, hospitals and retail chains. Massive amounts of data generated at the edge of networks - both public and private clouds - leading to a corresponding spike in users who need edge computing.

dev-sec/openstack-baseline

openstack-baseline - Use InSpec to run through the configurations from the OpenStack Security Guide.

We installed an OpenStack cluster with close to 1000 nodes on Kubernetes. Here's what we found out.

Late last year, we did a number of tests that looked at deploying close to 1000 OpenStack nodes on a pre-installed Kubernetes cluster as a way of finding out what problems you might run into, and fixing them, if at all possible.

RackN Demo: Digital Rebar one click OpenStack on Kubernetes (Hybrid)

Shows TWO deployments of OpenStack on Kubernetes via Helm using open Digital Rebar + Kargo based on work from https://github.com/att-comdev/openstack-helm. Wizard deployed to metal and packet.net in video. More details?

Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play | ZDNet

Mirantis' business is to make it easy on you to run and manage OpenStack clouds. They're still doing that, but they're also making managing containers on clouds easier by adopting Kubernetes. The Sunnyvale, Calif. company is doing this by launching a new single integrated distribution of OpenStack and Kubernetes: Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) 1.0.

Zero-Touch Provisioning using Ironic Inspector and Dell iDRAC

This post covers how this landscape is changing. Using new capabilities in OpenStack's Ironic Inspector, and new support for manipulating network switches using Ansible, we can build a system for zero-touch provisioning using Ironic and Ansible together to bring zero-touch provisioning to OpenStack private clouds.