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OpenStack Superuser
What is an OpenStack superuser? Or perhaps more aptly, who is an OpenStack superuser? As OpenStack continues to mature and slowly make its way into production environments, the focus on the user is continuing to grow. And so, to better meet the needs of users, the community is working hard to get... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 May 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Announcing the Marketplace
The OpenStack Juno Summit last week in Atlanta was a source of many new and exciting announcements, from both vendors and the OpenStack Foundation itself. One of the more interesting of such announcements was of a new OpenStack Marketplace. For those looking to explore their options in commercial... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 May 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
OpenStack user survey results
The best software prioritizes the needs of its users. Listening to the user and more closely involving them in all aspects of design, development, and documentation has been a key focus of this year's OpenStack Summit, which is wrapping up here in Atlanta today. The user is an important aspect of... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 May 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Avoid lock-in with OpenStack
Over the past years, I've played a leading role in helping to bring openness to the storage industry. At Nexenta, we inherited great technology from Sun Microsystems and went to market with an open core business model. This model, and a lot else, worked well and Nexenta has been called "the most... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 May 2014 by Evan Powell Feed
Your guide to OpenStack Summit
OpenStack Summit is just around the corner, taking place May 12 - 16 in Atlanta, Georgia! Opensource.com is excited to be providing coverage of what's new in the ecosystem of the open source cloud. Whether you're planning on attending or watching from afar, we've provided a few key resources for... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 May 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
The Puppet OpenStack modules
When it comes to managing infrastructure deployments of a certain size, even a ninja sysadmin can't do it all without some help. In fact, one might argue that knowing when and how to use IT automation tools for managing infrastructure is a prerequisite to getting your admin blackbelt. Enter Puppet... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 May 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
OpenStack tutorials spread cloud knowledge
Launching a private cloud on open source software might seem like a daunting task, but fortunately, the OpenStack community is working hard to provide resources and tutorials to make it easier for people of all skill levels. In addition to the official documentation, and books like the one we... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 May 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
O'Reilly OpenStack Book
Written by several members of the OpenStack community, the O'Reilly OpenStack Operations Guide is a paper version of the excellent guide available in the OpenStack docs. Though I haven't gotten my hands on the print version yet, I found the digital version looked awfully familiar, as many a... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Apr 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Learning OpenStack with TryStack
When it comes to software, the best way to learn something new, or even just figure out if it's the right tool for you, is to dig your hands in, get dirty, and try it out. For the OpenStack universe, this is where TryStack comes in.
4 comments Posted 23 Apr 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
OpenStack Icehouse
Deploying an open source enterprise cloud just got a little bit easier yesterday with the release of the newest version of the OpenStack platform: Icehouse. To quote an email from OpenStack release manager Thierry Carrez announcing the release, "During this cycle we added a new integrated component... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Apr 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed

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