OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Aug 10-17)

Highlights of the week

OpenStack Foundation Board - Gold Member Election Results

The Gold Members completed their election as planned. DLA Piper administered the election and has passed along the results. The eight elected companies and the individuals they intend to appoint to the board are listed alphabetically below:

  • Cisco – Lew Tucker
  • Cloudscaling – Randy Bias
  • Dell – John Igoe
  • Dreamhost – Simon Anderson
  • ITRI/CCAT – Dr. Tzi-cker Chiueh
  • Mirantis – Boris Renski
  • Piston – Joshua McKenty
  • Yahoo! – Sean Roberts

Congratulations to the first members of OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.

OpenStack Swift: Where do we go from here?

Swift has many exciting features coming in the OpenStack Folsom Release this fall, but where do we go from here? What’s next for Swift in grizzly? Join the discussion with the developers and give your feedback.

The Return of Hyper-V

It’s back: Hyper-V support is integrated back into Nova with https://review.openstack.org/#/c/11276/.

OpenStack Security blog: An oldie but a goodie Josh McKenty’s EMEA Launch Slides

This is a pretty antiquated presentation. Plenty of stuff has changed in openstack since it was given, for better and for worse. But it gives you an idea that the origins of OpenStack were built with security in mind. When at NASA we had some pretty good security and policy guys contributing heavily to the sprint planning sessions we had. The result was a code base that was fairly flexible when it came to adjusting itself to meet policy requirements.

Understanding VlanManager Network Flows in OpenStack Cloud: Six Scenarios

In a couple of recent posts Mirantis’ engineer Piotr Siwczak covered some fundamental concepts of OpenStack networking, including VlanManager and floating IPs. This post builds upon such content and aims to present how traffic flows in different scenarios addressed by OpenStack.

First OpenStack User Group Meetup in Delhi NCR, India!

Openstack Delhi NCR chapter started yesterday with our first meet up. Students, Professors and Corporate entities attended the meeting.

Announcing proof-of-concept Load Balancing as a Service project

Mirantis in collaboration with Cisco OpenStack team and a number of other community members, started socializing the blueprints for an elastic load balancer API service.

Assign, commit and review: a Developer’s Guide to OpenStack Contribution

Luo Zhongyue asks for feedback to his presentation at OpenStack APAC Conference http://www.slideshare.net/lzyeval/assign-commit-and-review

How I contribute to OpenStack series

Rackspace is running a series of interviews to the protagonists of OpenStack development. Titled ‘How I contribute to OpenStack’, it  collects insight straight from key developers on the front lines about how they became involved in OpenStack and the open cloud, and what contributions they’ve made.

The first two installments saw SolidFire Software Engineer John Griffith and Red Hat Principal Software Engineer Mark McLoughlin. More to come on How I contribute to OpenStack.

Tips and Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other news

  • Nick Lothian published the results of the survey to discover what tools people are using to manage their resources across multiple cloud providers: http://fifthvertex.com/2012/08/07/cloud-tools-survey/
  • OpenStack Nova Meeting notes
  • OpenStack Project Meeting 2012-08-14: Summary and Meeting log

Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • Daryl Walleck, Rackspace
  • Alessandro Pilotti, CloudBase Solutions
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