OpenStack Essex Hall Of Fame

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Today we can celebrate a new release of OpenStack: version 2012.1 codenamed Essex is the fifth since its first announcement in July 2010. Join me to thank the over 200 people from over 50 companies that gave us a new version of OpenStack. These numbers are amazing. Just as a comparison, Linux kernel version 2.6.11… Read more »

OpenStack Jenkins dashboard available for testing Ubuntu snapshots

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The keener eyed of you may have noticed: https://jenkins.qa.ubuntu.com/view/Precise%20OpenStack%20Testing/ James Page has setup the jobs in the Ubuntu OpenStack QA Lab to start publishing to the public Jenkins QA instance this morning. We now have automated build testing of all core OpenStack components triggered from upstream trunk commits. This is followed by automated deployment (-deploy)… Read more »

Happy Ada Lovelace Day

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Ada Lovelace day, October 7th, is a day for bloggers to write a story about an inspirational influence in their life in technology. For me, there were two influential woman in my life as an undergraduate chemistry student in the early 90s at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. One was my first college chemistry professor,… Read more »

OpenStack Announces Diablo Release

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We are pleased to announce Diablo, the fourth release of OpenStack.  In the 6 months since the Cactus release, we have seen the OpenStack community grow to over 1500 people and 110 member companies, and a great increase in the number of production deployments across the globe.  OpenStack continues to mature and build upon the… Read more »

Waiting list for the Design Summit

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The first 200 open seats for the Essex Design Summit were registered in less than 9 days. This event, geared towards existing and prospective OpenStack developers, is separate from the OpenStack Conference and has a more limited capacity. For the last 50 seats, the Design Summit organization committee needs to give priority to OpenStack core… Read more »

Building and Maintaining Image Templates for the Cloud

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As IaaS platforms like OpenStack gain traction in delivering compute and storage resources on demand, we’re seeing telco and enterprise IT customers increasingly focus on “software on demand”. Typically existing software delivery processes are too lengthy to take full advantage of the “instant-on” nature of the cloud. End users need to be able choose and… Read more »