Futurecom 2014

Next week, the OpenStack Foundation is sponsoring the Congress and Business Trade Show at Futurecom 2014 in São Paolo, Brazil. Dualtec Cloud Builders, based in São Paolo, will be co-sponsoring the event with the Foundation.

OpenStack has been gaining popularity worldwide, and we are reaching potential users and community members via industry and community events. Futurecom will be the first industry event that the OpenStack Foundation sponsors in South America.  Last month, Dualtec hosted an OpenStack Meetup in São Paolo with an impressive turnout of more than 500 IT Managers. The event speakers broadcasted the OpenStack concept and its benefits, including more than ten hours of presentations, hands-on workshops and case studies from two predominant Brazilian companies using OpenStack: Serpro and UOL.

Dualtec Meetup

Heidi Bretz, the Director of Business Development for the Foundation, will be attending Futurecom and moderating a panel with several OpenStack users on Tuesday, October 14 2:40 – 3:10pm in Room São Paolo. Panelists are:

  • Renato Serra Armani, Innovation Manager, Dualtec Cloud Builders
  • Roberval Aratame Ribeiro, Gerente Geral de Projetos – P&D – Cloud Services, UOL
  • Max Tkach, Technical Leader, Cloud Services, MercadoLibre

Marcelo Dieder, the OpenStack Ambassador in Brazil, will also be introduced.  All speakers, including Heidi Bretz from the OpenStack Foundation, will be available to chat after the session and in the OpenStack booth in the Tradeshow Hall B, Booth C22, from Monday evening through Thursday.

 

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The OpenStack Foundation is expanding it’s strong history of supporting international events with the Futurecom sponsorship. The Foundation has also supported DEVIEW in South Korea, Cloud Connect China in Shanghai, CloudOpen in Düsseldorf and regional events in Taiwan, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Berlin and Budapest. In the first half of 2015, OpenStack will sponsor linux.conf.au in Auckland in January and Cloud Expo Europe in London in April.

In addition to industry and regional events, the OpenStack Summit first went international in November 2013 in Hong Kong and again this November in Paris. Learn more or register for the upcoming OpenStack Paris Summit here.

OpenStack Technical Committee Update

Since TC elections are around the corner, the OpenStack Technical Committee had what is likely the last meeting of this cycle. The last update was about one month ago, and a lot has happened since then.

Graduation Discussions

The technical committee completed an integration review for both Ironic (Bare-Metal Provisioning) and Zaqar (Messaging).

Ironic has been in incubation for a long time, and the community has been working hard to complete it so the nova bare-metal driver could be deprecated. The last few steps were completed in time for juno, and Ironic will be joining the list of integrated projects for the Kilo release in April 2015.

The TC was split about the inclusion of Zaqar. Primarily the concerns were raised about the purpose of the project and whether its functionality is technically sound. It was one of the closest votes the TC has seen, but in the end the decision was not to graduate Zaqar at this time. It will remain an incubated project for the Kilo cycle.

Improving the Contributor License Agreement

At its July 2014 meeting, the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors heard information about the impact and options to address the OpenStack Contributor License Agreement (CLA). One of the questions raised was whether the issues being brought forward were simply the opinion of one member of the Board. The Technical Committee agreed to make a recommendation to the board to adopt a Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) instead of the existing CLA. This is ultimately a Board decision since it has legal ramifications, but the consensus on the TC is that the DCO will streamline contributions and offers advantages over the CLA.

The Big Tent of OpenStack

Over the past year the TC has been attempting to raise the quality bar on both incubation and integration. This also extends to improving currently integrated projects, which motivated the Gap Analysis that you have read about in previous updates.

There has been a ton of discussion (and possibly one of the most verbose mailing list threads of OpenStack’s history) about changes to the integration process and release cycle. This discussion originated to help address the tensions between being inclusive community and maintaining the quality of OpenStack. Specifically, there are a few related issues:

  • The integrated testing gate has become a huge bottleneck
  • Cross-project teams are at risk of being overloaded
  • People feel incubation is necessary to be “part of OpenStack”

There have been some excellent suggestions discussed around simplifying both the integrated gate and the release schedule. In addition, there has been discussion about opening up the incubation process. The ideal outcome would be for everyone to feel like they can be in the “Big Tent” of OpenStack without overloading the system to the point where we cannot make quality releases.

The TC feels it is important to have some clear proposals on the table for the in-person meeting in paris, so Doug Hellmann congealed the various discussion into a series of governance proposals. No decisions will be made on this until after the TC elections, but this will allow future discussions to be more concrete.

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 26 – Oct 3)

Network Function Virtualization – The Opportunity for OpenStack and Open Source

This week’s launch of OPNFV is a good opportunity to think about a simmering debate in the OpenStack developer community for a while now – what exactly does NFV have to do with OpenStack, and is it a good thing? Follow Boad Member Mark McLoughlin‘s journey around NFV.

#1 OpenStack contributor: all of us

Thierry Carrez celebrates every little contribution gone into OpenStack. “It doesn’t matter who is #1, it matters that we all can contribute, and that we all do contribute. It matters that we keep on making sure everyone can easily contribute. That’s what’s really important, and I wish we all were celebrating that.”

OpenStack Havana End of Upstream Support Lifetime

The OpenStack Havana 2013.2.4 integrated point release[1] last Tuesday, September 23, marks the end of stable support for OpenStack Havana.

The Road To Paris 2014 – Deadlines and Resources

During the Paris Summit there will be a working session for the Women of OpenStack to frame up more defined goals and line out a blueprint for the group moving forward. We encourage all women in the community to complete this very short survey to provide input for the group.

Relevant Conversations

Tips ‘n Tricks

Security Advisories and Notices

Upcoming Events

Other News

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Welcome New Reviewers, Developers and Core Reviewers

Welcome new core reviewers: Andreas Jaeger, Anita Kuno and Sean Dague to project-config-core, James Carey to oslo-i18n-core

Jiri Suchomel Rico lin
Jun Hong Li Razumovsky Peter
Patrick East Nikolay Fedotov
Johnson koil raj Jake Kitchener
Tomas Bezdek Aaron Smith
Alberto Planas Paul Karikh
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Telcos Mobilizing to Drive NFV Adoption

Today the Linux Foundation announced the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) Project, a group comprised primarily of telco operators working across open source projects and vendors to implement Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) within their organizations. This is an exciting development because the market is growing quickly, and many OpenStack community members are also participating in OPNFV, giving us an opportunity to collaborate closely with another like-minded open source Foundation. User input is critical at this stage of a technology shift as significant as NFV will be for telco and even enterprise networks, and any organization that is willing to contribute knowledge and code to those efforts is welcome in the OpenStack community.

Much work has been done to build in support for NFV by the OpenStack community. Mark Lambe of SDN Central said on September 8, 2014:

Network functions virtualization (NFV) is now synonymous with OpenStack. When people say NFV, there is an implication that they are talking about OpenStack.”

Why is that? The open, modular and interoperable framework of the OpenStack project simplifies software. This flexibility is apparent in the OpenStack Networking component that features drivers and plug-ins from numerous leading telco vendors. Working through a project like OpenStack Networking, users do not have to worry about altering their APIs or modifying code if they decide to switch the underlying implementation technology. Much of the early interest surrounding NFV also led to updates in the OpenStack Compute component to meet the demanding requirements of the world’s leading operators.

After our OpenStack Summit in May, an NFV community team formed to accelerate development around NFV-specific features. Led by community member and former compute Program Technical Leader Russell Bryant, the group includes telco giants AT&T and Verizon as well as operators like Telefonica, Orange, and Portugal Telecom, and technology companies such as Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Red Hat, Canonical, Alcatel Lucent, Mirantis, eNovance, Wipro, Wind River, Cisco, NEC, Juniper, VMware, Mellanox, HP, and more. For more information on the technical progress being made to support NFV you can read Russell’s blog post on this topic. The momentum surrounding NFV continues as we gear up for the Juno software release and OpenStack Summit Paris, where NFV-related topics and panels will dominate our telco strategies programming track. We hope to see you soon in Paris to continue our NFV work and conversation November 3 – 7, 2014.

OpenStack Summit Paris NFV presentations and panels:

Previous OpenStack Summit NFV Talks of Note:

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 19 – 26)

How is your OpenStack team organized?

I’ve been collecting a lot of good insights talking to directors and managers about how their companies are organized to contribute to OpenStack. For geographic reasons I have mostly gathered comments from people between San Francisco and Silicon Valley and I’d like to expand the research. Fill in this brief survey or contact Stefano Maffulli directly via email (replying to this message).

Journey of IPv6 in OpenStack

With the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 is no longer a choice but is now a necessity, even more so in case of a cloud environment. Sridhar Gaddamat shares his notes on how IPv6 support has evolved in OpenStack with references at appropriate places to where you will be able to find more information.

Deploying Humanitarian Applications On OpenStack At Grace Hopper Open Source Day

This year, Iccha Sethi, Egle Sigler and Dana Bauer, along with other Rackers and OpenStackers, will lead a workshop for developers on how to deploy humanitarian applications on OpenStack during the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Reports from Previous Events

The Road To Paris 2014 – Deadlines and Resources

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Welcome New Reviewers, Developers and Core Reviewers

Vinny Valdez Ionut-Madalin Balutoiu
Steven Ren Victor Silva
Kamil Rykowski Dustin Schoenbrun
Victor Silva Noel Burton-Krahn
Tetiana Lashchova JC Smith
Lena Novokshonova Tony Breeds
jazeltq Rushil Chugh
Rafael Rivero Shivanand Tendulker
Ian Govett Kamil Rykowski
Johan Viklund
Denise Hale

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 12 – 19)

The Kilo Design Summit in Paris

In less than two months the OpenStack development community will gather in Paris to discuss the details of the Kilo development cycle. It starts after the keynotes on the Tuesday of the summit week, and ends at the end of the day on the Friday. We decided a number of changes in the Design Summit organization in order to make it an even more productive time for all of us.

Reports from Previous Events

The Road To Paris 2014 – Deadlines and Resources

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Relevant Conversations

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Welcome New Reviewers, Developers and Core Reviewers

Welcome Nejc Saje to ceilometer-core and Radoslav to oslo-vmware core team and StevenK to core tripleo core team

m-k-k Rafael Rivero
Loa Billy Olsen
Dave McCowan Zoltán Lajos Kis
Zhai, Edwin Yogesh
Syed Ismail Faizan Barmawer Rajaneesh Singh
Neill Cox Barnaby Court
Satoru Moriya Ari
Jamie Finnigan Gary Hessler
Dan Sneddon Chardon Gerome
Brian Tully
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Martin André

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 5 – 12)

Dox a tool that run python (or others) tests in a docker container

What if there was a tool that allows to integrate docker containers to do the automatic testing for OpenStack? The idea of dox is to slightly behave like the tox tool but instead of running, use docker containers.

What’s Coming in OpenStack Networking for Juno Release

As the Juno development cycle ramps up, now is a good time to review some of the key changes we saw in Neutron during this exciting cycle and have a look at what is coming up in the next upstream major release which is set to debut in October.

Horizon’s new features introduced in Juno cycle

Matthias Runge gives an overview on what happened during Horizon’s Juno development cycle. Horizon’s blueprints page on launchpad lists 31 implemented new features which may be grouped in sub-topics: Sahara-Dashboard, RBAC, JavaScript unbundling, look and feel improvements and more. If you’re curious about what’s coming, read the full post.

The Road To Paris 2014 – Deadlines and Resources

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Welcome New Reviewers, Developers and Core Reviewers

Welcome Dina Belova to ceilometer-core

Robb Romans Jim West
Rob Cresswell Huai Jiang
Martin André Abhishek Asthana
Tony Campbell Zura Isakadze
Srinivas Sakhamuri Robb Romans
Isaias Jeremy Moffitt
Stig Telfer Eduard Biceri-Matei
Sarvesh Ranjan Tom Barron
Hongbin Lu Szymon Wróblewski
Timothy Okwii Saksham Varma
Thomas Järvstrand Mike Fedosin
Kyle Stevenson
Komei Shimamura
Dave Chen
Aidan McGinley
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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Aug 29 – Sep 5)

Latest Technical Committee Updates

The OpenStack Technical Committee meets weekly to work through requests for incubation, to review technical issues happening in currently integrated projects, and to represent the technical contributors to OpenStack. We have about a month remaining with our current crew and elections coming soon. Read the summary of latest meetings to find out about defcore, gap analysis and projects in incubation.

OpenStack DefCore Process Flow: Community Feedback Cycles for Core [6 points + chart]

DefCore is an OpenStack Foundation Board managed process “that sets base requirements by defining 1) capabilities, 2) code and 3) must-pass tests for all OpenStack™ products. This definition uses community resources and involvement to drive interoperability by creating the minimum standards for products labeled OpenStack™.” Rob Hirschfeld details in a blog post what “community resources and involvement” entails. Check out the upcoming DefCore Community Meetings Sep 10 & Sep 11.

The Road To Paris 2014 – Deadlines and Resources

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Welcome New Reviewers, Developers and Core Reviewers

Welcome to Trove-core: Amrith Kumar.

Ilia Meerovich Cesar Mojica
John McDonough Bartosz Fic
Gerard Garcia Adrien Vergé
Colleen Murphy Yi Ming Yin
Antoine Abélard Yanping Qu
Miguel Grinberg Timothy Okwii
Brian Moss Sarvesh Ranjan
Karen Noel Rishabh
Saksham Varma Komei Shimamura
Can ZHANG Prasoon Telang
Chirag Shahani Steve Lewis
Christian Fetzer Srinivas Sakhamuri
Juan Zuluaga Patrick Amor
Yukinori Sagara Om Prakash Pandey
Peter Krempa Srini
Matt Kovacs

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Latest Technical Committee Updates

The OpenStack Technical Committee meets weekly to work through requests for incubation, to review technical issues happening in currently integrated projects, and to represent the technical contributors to OpenStack. We have about a month remaining with our current crew and elections coming soon. What have we been up to? Here’s an overview of current activities.

User Committee Nominees

We’ve recently put together some more nominees for a User Committee representative to replace Ryan Lane. These nominees are willing to serve in consolidating user requirements, guiding the dev teams when user feedback is needed, track OpenStack deployments and usage (typically done through the annual user survey), and work with user groups around the world.

  • Beth Cohen, Verizon Cloud technology strategist
  • Chet Burgess, Metacloud Chief architect
  • Andrew Mitry, Comcast cloud architect
  • Jonathan Proulx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Senior technical architect
  • Jacob Walcik, Rackspace Principal solutions architect

We’re happy to report that Jonathan Proulx will join the User Committee, and we’re definitely going to ask for more ways for the others to get involved. Thanks to all for their willingness to get involved.

Milestone Gap Analyses for Current Teams

With each milestone for the Juno release, currently integrated teams had a list of technical items to work through based on TC input. Networking (neutron), Databases (trove), Telemetry (ceilometer), Orchestration (heat), and Images (glance) all addressed technical concerns this release. We also discussed with Object Storage (swift) their current plans and the potential for more alignment. For Networking, the neutron team focused on database migrations, test coverage, feature parity with nova-network, and documentation for open source driver options. For Images, the glance team is addressing critical testing gaps. For Databases, the trove team addressed concerns about test coverage and documentation as well as CI and bug triaging. The horizon team, working on the OpenStack dashboard, completed its mission statement and is working on refreshing integration tests while splitting their repos into a separate toolkit from the django app itself. Telemetry, handled by the ceilometer team, gave an update to the TC about Gnocchi, a separate experimental approach to store and retrieve time series data and resource representations such as what ceilometer does for its datapoint collection for say, an instance resizing or migrating to another compute host. The Orchestration efforts with the heat team is all about improving functional testing and upgrade testing and stating their mission statement.

Integration and Incubation Discussions

This six-month period revealed these incubation requests: Designate, Rally, and Manila.

Designate works on providing access to DNS services and was accepted for incubation in the Juno release.

The Manila project was originally based on the Block Storage project cinder and it provides file-based shared storage services with coordinated access. It is designed to support multiple storage backends. As an example use-case, end-users create an NFS share with the REST API, make sure its accessible on the correct network, and sets up the NetApp (or EMC, or GlusterFS, or another storage driver) volume backend.

The Rally project provides SLA management for production OpenStack clouds. While this mission is helpful for performance testing and keeping live clouds running smoothly, the TC concluded it does not need to be a part of OpenStack, rather it is a project that can be adopted outside of OpenStack.

Leading up to Juno also proves busy for integration discussions with these teams: Barbican, Ironic, and Zaqar (you may remember the team name Marconi).

Barbican continues to be incubated, and both Zaqar and Ironic are being discussed so feel free to follow along at next week’s TC meeting.

DefCore: Community feedback and technical leadership for the layers of OpenStack

The TC had a joint meeting again this past week to talk about the definition of OpenStack. Discussion in meetings and online continues with recent communications from Rob Hirschfeld and Sean Dague. These visuals and processes are helping us make our community efforts what we want them to be.

Conversations to Follow

We’re also deep diving into discussions about programs adopting projects or guidelines for adopting new official projects. We’ve had lively discussions about the scope of programs on the openstack-dev mailing list with over 100 responses so it’s definitely a topic of interest.

As a community we are seeking cross-project themes or initiatives, so please follow along on the openstack-dev mailing list.

We hope these summary posts are helpful for sipping from the firehose. Let us know your thoughts through our many feedback channels.

OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Aug 22 – 29)

The results are in – Manila is an OpenStack incubated project!

OpenStack Technical Committee voted Manila into official incubation status. The TC formally accepted the creation of shared file systems program, as well as the incubation of the Manila project.

OpenStack as Layers

Sean Dague has a good suggestion for representing OpenStack’s pieces and how they stack up together to realize Infrastructure As A Service. His post expands on the timely topic of what should be part of an integrated release.

Keystone is not an authentication service

Nathan Kinder dives deeper into Keystone. While many would argue that Keystone in OpenStack world has something to do with authentication, Nathan argues that Keystone’s main purpose is authorization within an OpenStack deployment. While it’s true that Keystone can perform authentication itself, Nathan argues that doesn’t mean that it should be used for authentication.

The Road To Paris 2014 – Deadlines and Resources

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Atin Ruia Santosh Kumar
abhiram moturi Matt Rutkowski
Peter Krempa Carl Bader
Kentaro TANAKA Veena
Eric Blake Nolan Brubaker
Artem Osadchiy Neeti Dahiya
Shanthakumar K Mikhail S Medvedev
Sanja Nosan Abhishek Talwar
Prasoon Telang Yukinori Sagara
Oscar Romero Ted Ross
Jeremy Moffitt Prabhakar Kudva
Csaba Henk Eric Blake
Santosh Kumar abhiram moturi
Randy Perryman
Kent Wang
Johnu George
Jeffrey Calcaterra
Grace Yu
David Mahony

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