Icehouse, the 9th release of OpenStack, is out! Thanks to the 1200+ contributors. OpenStack Icehouse
How different are servers from VMs? Do we need special tools to manage servers, or can we adapt a more cloud-like pattern in managing them at scale? Heat has been designed to deploy cloud applications on top of OpenStack. But with Nova Baremetal, the line blurs between cloud and real server. As part of the OpenStack - on OpenStack, or "TripleO"" project, we're excited to use Heat to manage a complete deployment of OpenStack. We'll be sharing the various techniques we make use of in Heat to leverage its orchestration capabilities in fully automating the deployment and management of OpenStack.