Highlights of the week
More coverage of OpenStack Summit
We’ve all been catching some air this week, it seems. Some more reports from the community:
- SDKs and an OpenStack Grizzly Summit Wrap Up
- Back from San Diego OpenStack Summit
- OpenStack Design Summit – wrap-up and links
- Swift @ OpenStack Summit 2012
- Feedback from Design Summit in the first part of the Project meeting log
- OpenStack Summit Beach Clean Up with great pictures
A few days ago, Samsung released the source code of Synaps, an implementation of the Amazon Web Service CloudWatch API for OpenStack. Julien Danjou, a contributor to the Ceilometer project, gives a look at this project and how it could overlap with Ceilometer or other projects like Heat.
As comparing OpenStack with Linux becomes an increasingly popular exercise, it’s only natural that people and press articles start to ask where the Linus of OpenStack is, or who the Linus of OpenStack should be. This assumes that technical leaders could somehow be appointed in OpenStack. This assumes that the single dictator model is somehow reproducible or even desirable. And this assumes that the current technical leadership in OpenStack is somehow lacking. Thierry Carrez thinks all those three assumptions are wrong.
Sometimes you need to authorize a service to perform an action on your behalf. Often, that action takes place long after any authentication token you can provide would have expired. Currently, the only mechanism in Keystone that people can use is to share credentials. Adam Young argues: We can do better.
SDKs are a vital part of any ecosystem and we need to start treating them as such in OpenStack. To do so we need to raise the profile and legitimacy of SDKs that support OpenStack.
Heat allows you to launch AWS CloudFormation templates on OpenStack. CloudFormation is a programmable interface and templating system for orchestrating multiple cloud applications. This version adds an OpenStack-native ReST API.
Tips and tricks
- By Grid Dynamics OpenStack Team: OpenStack Migration from Diablo to Essex
- By Mirantis: Making the most of your application performance on OpenStack Cloud
- OpenStack China Tour Oct 27, 2012 – Chengdu Details
- Swiss OpenStack user group meeting Nov 15, 2012 – Zürich, CH Details
- OpenStack in action! Nov 29, 2012 – Paris, France Register
- EMEA OpenStack Day Dec 05, 2012 – London Details
- OpenStack Security Group
- Grizzly Release Schedule published
- OpenStack Project Meeting: summary and full logs.
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