Highlights of the week
Done: OpenStack’s 7th release, called “Grizzly”, is out: thank you, the over 500 stackers who contributed and the many more who participated in the OpenStack Summit last October where this release was planned. This release, more than any before it, was driven by users who have been running OpenStack in production for the past year (or more) and have asked for broader support for the compute, storage, and networking technologies they trust and even greater scale and ease of operations. Mark Collier’s post has a summary of the new features and a screencast of the updated OpenStack Dashboard.
In his blog post Aaron Rosen shows how to build a simple multi-tier application on OpenStack, something that is made possible by the new features of OpenStack Grizzly: security groups and about Load-balancer-as-a-Service (LBaaS).
Duncan McGreggor tells the story of how OpenStack orchestration service (codename Heat) is gaining new autoscaling features thanks to increased efforts by Rackspace. Following discussions at Pycon, Rackspace’s management decided to add two development teams to Heat and add some of the features that initially they were developing internally. Another good story of different companies collaborating inside the OpenStack Community.
It’s the eternal debate about cloud and high availability, legacy enterprise applications and chaos monkeys. Hendrik Volkmer shares his thoughts, summarised in “Stop wasting your time trying to find one”. His suggestion: With all that free time, start to build reliable systems on top of unreliable clouds.
Thierry’s, our fine release manager, wrote his therapeutic post-release essay, balancing the excitement of the new release and the sadness of all the things that could have done better. Put on relaxing music, sit back on the chair and listen like any therapist would do.
Tips and Tricks
- By SwiftStack Team: Using CORS with Swift
- By Michael Still: Merged in Havana: configurable iptables drop actions in nova
- OpenStack Summit April 2013 Apr 15 – 18, 2013 – Portland, OR Details
- Beers / Summit Debrief / Internally Promoting OpenStack Apr 24, 2013 – Chicago, IL Details
- OpenStack meeting in Cologne May 04, 2013 – Cologne, Germany Details
- OpenStack DACH Day May 24, 2013 – Berlin Fairgrounds Details
- OpenStack Israel May 27, 2013 – Tel-Aviv, Israel Details
- OpenStack CEE Day May 29, 2013 – Budapest Details
- Building an OpenStack Cloud May 30, 2013 – Chicago, IL Details
- OpenStack meeting in Munich Jun 11, 2013 – Munich, Germany Details
- GigaOM Structure Jun 19 – 20, 2013 – San Francisco, CA Details
- OSCON 2013 Jul 22 – 26, 2013 – Portland, OR Details
Reports from past events
- Vietnam OpenStack Meetup 3
- DreamHost’s collection of presentations from PyCon 2013
- 3rd Swiss OpenStack User Group Meetup
- Interview with Cloudscaling’s Eric Windisch on the Simplicity Scales engineering blog
- Hear what’s new in OpenStack technology at OpenStack Israel May 27
- Announcing the Python3 Compatibility Team
- Announcing: OpenStack Security Mailing List
- New Reviewday location: http://status.openstack.org/reviews/
- OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary and full logs
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