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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: https://github.com/fujita/swift3

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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