Another Step Forward for OpenStack in Production

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Today Mark Interrante, Rackspace’s head of product, announced that the next generation of Rackspace’s Cloud Servers, powered by OpenStack Compute (Nova), is moving from Alpha to Beta for customers.  This is a major endorsement of the continuing maturation of OpenStack and its readiness to be deployed today.  Here are a couple of highlights about this… Read more »

OpenStack Day in London Recap

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On Wednesday we held an OpenStack Day in London — the first for our community in Europe.  It’s very obvious we should have done this much sooner.  We never know how many people to expect at these events, and had planned for 125 or so.  In the end, about 350 people attended.  The catering held… Read more »

OpenStack Welcomes Facebook Open Compute Project

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Today, Facebook announced a very exciting initiative called the Open Compute Project. It promises to open a vast amount of expertise to the market including the technology used in their servers, power supplies, server racks, battery backup systems and building design, and to do it as efficiently and as “green” as possible. And through collaboration… Read more »

OpenStack at Six Months

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I am a relatively new father to an almost 2-year-old boy.  I am very familiar with the unexpectedly fast pace of growth for a baby.  How the milestones fly by.  How I like to think about where he will be in 3, 5, and 80 years.  It’s ironic that OpenStack and my son aren’t far… Read more »

The State of OpenStack…and What’s Next?! (Part One)

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Wow, what a crazy month it has been! We’re really excited by all the buzz and activity that’s going on in OpenStack–in IRC ( #openstack) and on the mailing lists (, as well as on Twitter (@openstack) and in the media. But hype time is over and it’s time for us to begin delivering on… Read more »

Introducing OpenStack

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If you were to pick one word to describe open source, it probably would be freedom. Freedom to innovate. Freedom to consume. Freedom to redefine. There is a great tradition of open source movements revolutionizing entire segments of the computing and software world by fostering freedom – Linux and operating systems, Apache and web servers,… Read more »