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OpenStack Roadmap

How the OpenStack Design & Development Process Works

OpenStack is committed to an open design and development process. The community operates around a six-month, time-based release cycle with frequent development milestones. During the planning phase of each release, the community gathers for a Design Summit to facilitate live developer working sessions and assemble the roadmap. The upcoming Design Summit and release schedule follows:

  • April 30, 2015: Kilo Software Release
  • May 18-22, 2015: Liberty Release Design Summit
  • October 2015: Liberty Software Release, "M" Release Design Summit

New Capabilities in OpenStack Kilo

  • OpenStack Bare-Metal Provisioning (code-name Ironic) adds the ability to provision physical machines, in addition to the existing capabilities for VM workloads and adoption of emerging technologies like Linux containers.
    • Users can place workloads in the best environment for their performance requirements. Ironic is already used in production environments including Rackspace OnMetal.

Detailed Release Information

Because our design and development is done in the open, we have public documentation available regarding the development status of the current release and decisions made at each Design Summit. You have the opportunity to review this information in technical detail at the following links:

You can learn more about working with roadmaps in the OpenStack Operations Guide.

OpenStack Capabilities

Current OpenStack programs are listed below:

New capabilities under development for Liberty and beyond: