We made it — at least to the starting gate! We’re pleased to announce the ‘Austin’ code release of OpenStack Compute and Object Storage. This first release is a result of the hard work of the development community and the active support of more than 35 corporate partners over the last three months. While Object Storage is ready for production, this first release of Compute is intended primarily for testing and limited deployment.
We know many of you are eager to try the OpenStack release. You can download it at http://www.openstack.org/projects/compute/ and OpenStack Object Storage at http://www.openstack.org/projects/storage/. You can find living and breathing documentation on the wiki at http://wiki.openstack.org/Documentation. You can get support through the new mailing lists at http://wiki.openstack.org/MailingLists and the #openstack channel on IRC. We’re ready to assist adopters and contributors both, so please join us.
The OpenStack community will determine the roadmap for the next two releases, starting with the ‘Bexar’ release scheduled for January, at the next public Design Summit, November 9-12, in San Antonio, Texas. We encourage you to register today: http://www.openstack.org/register.
As part of the growth and transformation of OpenStack.org, we’re working on improvements to enhance community participation, technology education, and developer participation. I encourage you to visit our updated web site at http://OpenStack.org. Plus, our community wiki is thriving at http://wiki.openstack.org. Your participation and feedback to the OpenStack community are essential components in our success.
Thanks for your support, commitment and hard work! If you have suggestions for improvement, ping me or the team. We want to know what you think and how we can improve at all times.