OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Aug 8 – 15)

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Patchwork Onion delivers stability & innovation: the graphics that explains how we determine OpenStack Core The OpenStack board, through the DefCore committee, has been working to define “core” for commercial users using a combination of minimum required capabilities (APIs) and code (Designated Sections).  These minimums are decided on a per project basis so it can… Read more »

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Aug 1 – 8)

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OpenStack and NUMA placement Nonuniform memory access (NUMA) is a memory architecture that provides different access times depending on which processor is being used. This is a useful feature for improving the performance of virtualized guests. Guests can be optimized to use specific NUMA nodes when provisioning resources. On most modern hardware, one can specify… Read more »

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (July 25 – Aug 1)

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Brace yourself, DevStack Ceph is here! It’s already a legend: after 7 months and 42(fortytwo) patch sets, Sebastien Han’s patch got merged into DevStack. The patch configures things to bootstrap a Ceph cluster and then configure the OpenStack services Glance, Cinder, Cinder backup and Nova. A toast to Sebastien’s persistence and to all Devstack maintainers… Read more »

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (July 18 – 25)

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How to Effectively Contribute to An Open Source Project Such As OpenStack Neutron As Neutron’s Tech Lead (PTL), Kyle Mestery has been mostly heads down working to ensure the Neutron project has a successful Juno release. Increasingly, and especially near OpenStack Juno milestone deadlines, he’s forced to make hard choices and start turning new features… Read more »

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (July 11 – 18)

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DefCore Update: Input Request for Havana Capabilities As part of our community’s commitment to interoperability, the OpenStack Board of Directors has been working to make sure that “downstream” OpenStack-branded commercial products offer the same baseline functionality and include the same upstream, community-developed code. The work to define these required core capabilities and code has been… Read more »

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (July 4 – 11)

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OpenStack Swift 2.0 Released and Storage Policies Have Arrived OpenStack Swift 2.0.0. This release includes storage policies – the culmination of a year of work from many members of the Swift contributor community. Storage policies are the biggest thing to happen in Swift since it was open-sourced four years ago. Storage policies allow you to… Read more »

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 27 – July 4)

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OpenStack Turns 4 – It’s Time to Celebrate the Community! OpenStack celebrates its 4th birthday July 19, and we’re celebrating with the entire OpenStack community during July!  User maturity, software maturity and a focus on cloud software operations are rapidly emerging for OpenStack and none of it would be possible without the quickly growing OpenStack… Read more »

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 20 – 27)

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OpenStack Technical Committee Update (June 25) The TC is busy discussing OpenStack Glance‘s mission, evolving from cataloging and serving Nova disk images to cataloging and serving other artifacts consumed by other OpenStack services, like for example Heat templates. This scope evolution has been under discussion at the last two meetings. Read the other things that… Read more »