Community Weekly Review (May 18-25)

OpenStack Community Newsletter — May 25

Highlights of the week

 S3 emulation to OpenStack Swift has moved

Following PPB’s decision of May 15 meeting the S3 emulation layer to OpenStack Swift has moved to a new home:


Building a Swift Storage Cloud? Avoid Wimpy Proxy Servers and Five other Pitfalls

The Zmanda team describe six pitfalls to avoid, when choosing components for your Swift Cloud


OpenStack Melbourne Australia Meetup May 15

A report from the 2nd meetup of the Melbourne contingent of the Australian OpenStack User Group. It was a fantastic night with great speakers and a great group of people who are passionate about OpenStack. There was a mix of people with various OpenStack experience, from the NeCTAR team who have made contributions to the source, to IT staff from various companies trying to get a handle on the new technology that everyone is talking about.


The doc team has been discussing ways to ensure we help people find what they seek while still getting high-quality content into the “official” documentation. They shared some ideas and are asking for input from our wider community as well.


May 31: OpenStack Essex Deploy Day

The OpenStack Deploy hack-a-thon focuses on automation for deploying OpenStack Essex with Dell Crowbar and Opscode Chef. This is a day-long, world-wide event bringing together developers, operators, users, ecosystem vendors and the open source cloud curious.


Proposal for OpenStack Identity API v3

Have your say about a broad CRUD based API supporting authentication and authorization needs in OpenStack. Back-end implementations of Keystone may not support all components of the API, hence an API return may be NotImplemented. This is to support Keystone as a programmatic facade to an deployment’s existing authentication and authorization system(s).


OpenStack Deployments in Scientific Environment

CERN is currently targeting a pre-production service based on OpenStack this year and targetting around 15,000 hypervisors spread across two data centres by 2015. [more…] While Information Sciences Institute of University of Southern California is developing GPU, bare metal, and large SMP (think SGI UV) support for
Openstack, targeting HPC/scientific computing workloads. [more…].

For people interested in discussing OpenStack and academia, join the team and mailing list.

Upcoming Events

 Other news

Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patch submitted this week by:

  • Katherine Elliott, HP


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