Nicole Martinelli

240 articles from Nicole Martinelli

OpenStack Homebrew Club: Meet the sausage cloud

Kitting out an ex-nuclear bunker with a public cloud in a weekend.

Published on July 31, 2019

Using Istio’s Mixer for network request caching: What’s next

How the component can be used to cache requests and keep your application fast, without sinking your services.

Published on July 22, 2019

Why open source today is necessary but not sufficient – and what we should do about it

“Open-source advocates and enthusiasts need to get together, defining clear, standard terminology on how open-source software is built and communicate with a single voice," says Thierry Carrez of the OpenStack Foundation.

Published on July 19, 2019

When less open source is more: Report finds that fewer components work best

“We’ve long advised organizations to rely on the fewest open-source components suppliers with the best track records,'' says Wayne Jackson, Sonatype CEO.

Published on July 9, 2019

How open-source tech can save bird life

New Zealand's Cacophony Project employs RaspberryPis, Python, Node.js,PostgreSQL and more.

Published on July 3, 2019

What your open-source project can learn from how OpenStack communicates

Automattic's Nicola Heald on strengthening ties between developers and users.

Published on June 24, 2019

Lab-as-a-service: Crunching data with OPNFV, OpenStack and ONAP

One-click deployments allow researchers to run the numbers.

Published on June 6, 2019

Open Infrastructure, the virtual machine debate and open source in China: Shane Wang’s take

"OpenStack is simply more mature than Kubernetes. If your family has a new baby, all the attention will be focused on the new baby because the new baby needs more care than older siblings! In the future, I suspect we'll have new technologies to satisfy new scenarios..."

Published on May 29, 2019

The Open Infrastructure Summit: What we’ve built and where we’re headed

Despite freezing temps, Jonathan Bryce kept things warm and friendly by recounting his personal story and how it fits in with the future of open infrastructure.

Published on May 1, 2019

OpenStack Ironic Bare Metal Program case study: Platform9

"With Ironic, the time to provision bare metal servers is orders of magnitude faster, from weeks or months to just under 20 minutes."

Published on April 29, 2019

OpenStack Ironic Bare Metal Program case study: CERN

Managing 2,000 nodes with 10,000 servers to come for the world's largest machine.

Published on April 29, 2019

It’s showtime for the OpenStack Ironic Bare Metal Program

Ironic offers many benefits to cloud architects and administrators who manage bare metal instances. Here's a look at how some of the 30 organizations in the OpenStack Ironic Bare Metal Program are using it.

Published on April 29, 2019

Go stack outside: A quirky guide to Denver

City hikes, flea market finds and more adventures outside the Open Infrastructure Summit.

Published on April 22, 2019

Get started with Oracle Container Runtime for Kata Containers

An overview of how Kata Containers enhance the deployment of containerized applications.

Published on April 10, 2019

Spectacular security failures: Experts share all in a book

A new book published by Sonatype shares horror stories - add yours for the next volume.

Published on March 7, 2019

How to rock your talk at the Open Infrastructure Summit

The editor of Superuser on avoiding buzzword bingo and minding your memes.

Published on March 4, 2019

Tips for applying for the Superuser Award

How to make your application for the Superuser Awards stand out. Deadline for applications for the Denver Summit is March 22.

Published on February 12, 2019

Walking the walk: Why it’s a crooked path for free software activists

Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler share the pitfalls and "farce" of trying not to use proprietary software.

Published on February 8, 2019

Continuous integration wanted: How a large online classified company uses Zuul

Build times at LeBonCoin went from 45 minutes to just five thanks to the open source CI/CD service.

Published on February 6, 2019

EBSCO: A quick case study in OpenStack and managed Kubernetes

How Platform9 is helping the tech company make a “big push” to transform their stack.

Published on January 21, 2019

Buffer your open infrastructure knowledge: Upcoming training & webinars

Whether you're looking to learn about security in Istio or re-vamping your data center with open source, these upcoming webinars are for you.

Published on January 11, 2019

Spotify’s keen ear for open source

How the streaming music service tunes in to Kubernetes, Istio and more.

Published on January 7, 2019

Kata Containers sparks joy with holiday release offering Firecracker support and more

Defying the holiday lull, the Kata team released 1.5.0-rc2 with support for Amazon's Firecracker hypervisor, s390x architecture and fixes for shimv2 support.

Published on December 24, 2018

Containers on a Fortnite scale

How the world's most popular video games runs on open-source tech.

Published on December 11, 2018

Zuul case study: Tungsten Fabric

Tungsten Fabric uses Zuul to gate changes made in over 70 source-code repositories. More from Jarek Łukow on challenges and benefits.

Published on November 28, 2018

How code merged with fabric for a tribute to the OpenStack community

OSF's Kendall Nelson wore a code skirt onstage at the Berlin Summit. Here's the story behind it.

Published on November 14, 2018

Learn more about StarlingX: The edge project taking flight

Following the recent first release of StarlingX, here's a breakdown of the main components and how you can get involved.

Published on October 31, 2018

Taking a closer look at open source infrastructure

Insight from a recent market research study conducted by ClearPath Strategies and the OpenStack Foundation.

Published on October 24, 2018

Meet the newest members of the Superuser Editorial Advisory Board

Three new members will be weighing in on the Superuser Awards and shaping editorial content.

Published on October 15, 2018

Inside telecom and NFV: Must-see sessions at the Berlin Summit

Hear from experts at Verizon, China Mobile, Intel, NTT and more.

Published on October 9, 2018

Why now is the time to automate faster than evil

Manual methods to detect, investigate and respond to threats will guarantee failure in the future, according to a Forrester analysis.

Published on October 3, 2018

Zuul case study: The OpenStack project

The OSF has been using Zuul for about six years. Superuser gets the origin story from Clark Boylan and Doug Hellman.

Published on September 27, 2018

Join the Superuser Editorial Advisory Board

Have your say in what aspects of open infrastructure to cover now.

Published on September 24, 2018

How better infrastructure security can stop fires before they start

Only you can prevent the brush fires in the on-prem prairies that become towering infernos in the cloud, says Oracle’s Greg Marsden.

Published on September 20, 2018

Zuul case study: Software Factory

Here's how the team employs the continuous integration, delivery and deployment system.

Published on September 11, 2018

Disrupting the disruptor: Diversity efforts at Google

“We're trying to break the system, to rebuild it and to make it better,” says Valeisha Butterfield-Jones.

Published on September 5, 2018

A passion for sharing and collaboration makes OpenInfra Days Vietnam a success

The first edition offers a fascinating snapshot of what's in national production.

Published on September 4, 2018

What you need to know about the OpenStack Rocky release

Check out the high-impact features for bare metal clouds, fast forward upgrades and hardware accelerators.

Published on August 31, 2018

Getting to know StarlingX: The high-performance edge cloud software stack

A peek inside the architecture and what's ahead at the Berlin Summit.

Published on August 22, 2018

Inside the latest edition of “Learning OpenStack Networking”

The third edition offers updates on load balancing and new content on role-based access control and VLAN-aware virtual machines.

Published on July 31, 2018

Why Python is more popular than Kim Kardashian

Google searches for the open-source project outstripped those for the reality star in the last 12 months, according to The Economist.

Published on July 26, 2018

Zuul case study: BMW

More testing in less time with faster development and integration are the main benefits, says Tobias Henkel.

Published on July 19, 2018

How to create an effective developer experience with Kubernetes

Tips on infrastructure, workflow and platforms.

Published on July 12, 2018

Five fundamentals for leveraging multi-cloud in Kubernetes

Essential considerations for your container deployment.

Published on July 9, 2018

How open source projects start, grow and flourish

Pros and cons for structuring projects, from a team at Mozilla.

Published on June 26, 2018

Magical cloud native infrastructure with Kubicorn

Create, manage, snapshot and scale Kubernetes infrastructure in the public cloud with this unique open-source project.

Published on June 11, 2018

OpenStack Vancouver Summit recap: 40 things you need to know

From new users to product launches, updates and case studies, the OpenStack Summit Vancouver covered a lot of ground. Here’s a news roundup from the Summit.

Published on May 29, 2018

OpenStack in production at CERN: Mysteries, challenges, setbacks and achievements

Researchers aren't the only ones trying to unravel a few sticky questions, says Arne Wiebalck.

Published on May 23, 2018

Zuul case study: GoDaddy

Clint Byrum on how they've replaced slow, brittle Jenkins jobs with highly parallelized, more realistic Zuul test jobs.

Published on May 21, 2018

How OpenLab is using Zuul

"The benefit we see is the ease of integration with other projects," says Melvin Hillsman who works at Huawei on OpenLab.

Published on May 21, 2018

Inside public cloud: Must-see sessions at the Vancouver Summit

Hear experts from Cisco, Red Hat, Suse and more.

Published on May 18, 2018

OpenStack billing: Meet CloudKitty

Superuser talks to Christophe Sauthier about CloudKitty the rating-as-a-service project.

Published on May 16, 2018

OpenStack billing strategies: An overview

Roll your own, use CloudKitty, Ceilometer or another tool.

Published on May 15, 2018

OpenStack upgrades on a massive scale: Inside Yahoo

"Upgrading from Juno to Ocata seems like climbing Everest, when in reality it’s more like walking up stairs," says Yahoo's James Penick.

Published on May 10, 2018

Open source “critical” to UNICEF Innovation Labs

Avoiding vendor lock-in and replicable projects are two key reasons for choosing open source, says UNICEF Innovation's Erica Kochi.

Published on May 3, 2018

Putting open source to the test: Collaboration between OPNFV and ETSI NFV

Pierre Lynch, of Keysight Technologies UK Ltd. on collaboration, testing and what's next.

Published on April 30, 2018

Build your knowledge with “Containers in OpenStack” book

Superuser talked to authors about building your foundation, Kata containers and how to become a core reviewer.

Published on April 27, 2018

The last mile: Where edge meets containers

“It's really important to understand that edge is not just one thing, it's a lot of different things -- it's containers but not just containers..." says Verizon's Beth Cohen.

Published on April 9, 2018

Trends to watch in high performance computing

“Very few can markets of any type can absorb as much product as you can throw at it -- HPC is one of them,” says researcher Christopher Willard.

Published on March 21, 2018

A close-up on the Queens release

Some common questions answered about the 17th edition of OpenStack.

Published on February 28, 2018

Why cyborgs need free software

Implanted medical devices are more connected than ever. Karen Sandler says we should all have access to the software they run.

Published on February 26, 2018

Inside CERN’s Open Data portal

The current amount of released data is more than 1,400 terabytes, here's what's behind it.

Published on February 21, 2018

Making cities smarter with internet of things

How sensors and the data streaming from them are improving quality of life in the Italian city of Messina.

Published on February 8, 2018

Operator spotlight: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

How OpenStack is powering research at BarcelonaTech.

Published on February 7, 2018

Get started with “OpenStack Bootcamp”

Time for some basic training with this book.

Published on January 30, 2018

Tips for getting travel grants to OpenStack events

Key contributors can apply for travel, hotel and conference grants to attend the Project Team Gathering and the Vancouver Summit. Deadlines are January 25 (PTG) and March 22 (Summit).

Published on January 15, 2018

Inside Kata Containers

James Kulina of on taking the headache out of working in the cloud.

Published on January 5, 2018

How the French government uses OpenStack

Two applications and 150 to come in the next five years.

Published on December 20, 2017

Pinterest’s journey from virtual machines to containers

“We were on the cloud since day one,” says Michael Benedict. "VMs served their purpose but we're moving everything to Kubernetes."

Published on December 15, 2017

Why now is the time for multi-cloud

"It doesn’t matter who delivers it, how it operates or how it’s provisioned - but it matters how it runs," says Heptio's Craig McLuckie.

Published on December 12, 2017

Kubernetes: Why it’s time to be boring

When you're hot in tech, you aspire to yawns.

Published on December 8, 2017

KubeCon scales up, sticks to script

News from the first day of keynotes: huge community growth and lots of projects to show for it.

Published on December 7, 2017

OpenStack operator spotlight: Paddy Power Betfair

The Superuser Awards winner placing is betting on Kubernetes and bare metal.

Published on September 26, 2017

Developing edge computing use cases, reference architectures

One of the major outcomes of OpenDev is a group interested in developing use cases and reference architectures for this emerging tech.

Published on September 11, 2017

How edge computing can take the pain out of daily life

From eldercare to taking the anguish from building Ikea furniture, one computer science pioneer outlines how edge computing will change our days for the better.

Published on September 8, 2017

OpenStack operator spotlight: Adobe Advertising Cloud

Adobe's Advertising cloud runs OpenStack in production across six data centers in the US, Europe and Asia says cloud platform manager Joseph Sandoval.

Published on September 5, 2017

Now’s the time to end the dev-ops culture clash

There's still a cultural difference between devs and ops, says OpenStack User Committee member Saverio Proto. Now's the time to improve it...

Published on August 29, 2017

OpenStack operator spotlight: NTT

The Japanese telecom giant runs over 10,000 virtual machines, 1,000 hypervisors in eight regions. Two team members talk about what's next and the importance of testing.

Published on August 28, 2017

Growing allies in the OpenStack community

Allies can dispel the closed-minded thinking that spawned the infamous Google memo, says Women of OpenStack member Amy Marrich. Here's how to get involved.

Published on August 15, 2017

OpenStack operator spotlight: CERN

Belmiro Moreira, cloud architect, tells Superuser how the research center went from a few hundred nodes to 280,000 cores.

Published on August 10, 2017

Learn OpenStack: A new community site

As he was teaching himself, Geoff Rich built a site called Learn OpenStack. Here's how it can help you...

Published on August 9, 2017

How the Gap builds and uses private clouds with OpenStack

A peek inside the Gap’s (server) closet.

Published on July 28, 2017

How tech giant Tencent uses OpenStack

One of China's largest tech companies has been running OpenStack in production for 4 years with availability of over 99.99%.

Published on July 23, 2017

CoreOS Fest day two: project updates + solar flares

Project updates, Oracle’s community commitment and, yes, solar flares.

Published on June 2, 2017

Why now’s the time for punk rock cloud infrastructure

At the third edition of CoreOS fest, breaking free of proprietary vendors, the $25 demo and Microsoft's Draft.

Published on June 1, 2017

Shuttleworth on what it takes for open source startups to succeed now

"Your technology should be woven in...if it’s woven in, you remove all the friction traditionally associated with selling to the enterprise.”

Published on May 24, 2017

Building a cloud-native future

"All science is now essentially computer science," says OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier. "It's a big responsibility and we've got to rise to the challenge" he told thousands of Stackers at the day-two keynote of the Summit Boston.

Published on May 9, 2017

Edward Snowden talks cloud, open source and fear at OpenStack Summit

"We don’t work for governments, we don’t work for states, we don’t work for corporations. We should be working for the spirit of technology itself, moving people closer to a more empowered future," Snowden said in conversation with OpenStack COO Mark Collier.

Published on May 9, 2017

Pushing the edges with OpenStack

Verizon's cloud-in-a-box offering based on OpenStack delivers computing to the edge -- and your local coffee shop.

Published on May 8, 2017

Users need advocates to navigate the “cloudy” waters of open-source software

Melvin Hillsman of the OpenStack User Committee on advocating for users and living up to being the 'Linux of cloud computing.'

Published on April 4, 2017

Open source management as a marathon, not a sprint

John Dickinson is one of the longest-running OpenStack project team leads. He talks about what's next for Swift and how he keeps going.

Published on March 22, 2017

How a small team keeps Twitter’s Fail Whale at bay

Hundreds of teams running thousands of services on tens of thousands of hosts and in hundreds of thousands of containers are kept afloat by about 10 engineers, says Ian Downes, head of Twitter's compute team.

Published on March 17, 2017

Containers are here to stay – until they’re not

Containers are the price of admission to the modern platform, says Google’s Kelsey Hightower, but they’re just the start.

Published on March 10, 2017

Upcoming OpenStack Community Leadership Training

The second edition of this two-day training will be offered in April, here's how you can get involved.

Published on March 7, 2017

Why open source is like a team sport

Collaborating on open source may involve a few bruises but everybody wins in the end, says OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.

Published on March 6, 2017

Running an OpenStack cloud? Head to the Operators Meetup

The meetup, held March 15-16 in Milan, is a chance for operators to share best practices and share war stories.

Published on March 1, 2017

How the Open Networking Foundation pioneers innovation

Superuser talks to ONF’s Bill Snow about how the telcos play together and the upshot of the new Innovation Pipeline for XOS — a service management toolkit built on top of OpenStack.

Published on February 22, 2017

Why commercial open source is like a voyage to mars: The Kubernetes story

Craig McLuckie and Sarah Novotny on how to navigate a trip to this harsh, beautiful place.

Published on February 16, 2017

Security expert: open source must embrace working with the government or else

”We’ve had a special right to code the world as we see fit,” says Bruce Schneier. “My guess is that we’re going to lose this right...”

Published on February 15, 2017

CERN’S expanding cloud universe

Research center CERN to add 100,000 cores in six months with bare metal and other services to come.

Published on February 9, 2017

How to design and implement successful private clouds with OpenStack

A new book by Michael Solberg and Ben Silverman titled "OpenStack for Architects" can show you how.

Published on February 7, 2017

Ready, set, code: Make your hackathon happen

OpenStack Hackathons are a fast and furious weekend of work that rewards the best projects with fantastic prizes, here's how you can plan one.

Published on January 23, 2017

How a small cloud team supports big ideas

Four people run an infrastructure with 13,184 vCPU and 64 TB of ram for science researchers at the University of Zurich.

Published on January 19, 2017

OpenStack’s Stewardship Working Group and what it can do for you

Ever walked away from a code review or mailing list because of "sticky people problems?" The OpenStack Stewardship Working Group can help.

Published on January 18, 2017

How Fujitsu powers ‘human-centric’ artificial intelligence

Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack are behind the revolution.

Published on January 12, 2017

Forrester: It’s time to hit the road with OpenStack

A four-page brief on OpenStack's "global traction" charts a course for infrastructure and operations leaders.

Published on December 20, 2016

How to become an OpenStack Active User Contributor

There are now eight ways you can earn AUC status for the next Summit, here's how.

Published on December 7, 2016

How scores big with OpenStack Swift

Cost savings and an active community act as big players in the move to go open source.

Published on November 18, 2016

Get to grips with the latest features of OpenStack with this book

The second edition of "Mastering OpenStack" offers expert tips on tweaking your deployments.

Published on November 16, 2016

Here’s the story behind the OpenStack pigeon

There's a graffiti artist pigeon named Milo at the Summit. Here's his story.

Published on October 27, 2016

Mapping OpenStack’s place in a multi-cloud world

Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack Foundation executive director, gets out his compass.

Published on October 26, 2016

How the global community does work that matters with OpenStack

OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier cuts cords, deploys containers and talks "Four Opens" on day one of the Summit keynote.

Published on October 25, 2016

Five users stories to catch at the Barcelona Summit

Dozens of superusers will take the stage in Barcelona to tell their stories about working with OpenStack. Hear these tales from the trenches as presenters detail the evaluation process, advantages and challenges encountered along the way. Below is a sample of some of the great content found across tracks. SAP’s DevOps journey: From building an […]

Published on October 24, 2016

Meet OpenStack Firehose: Your source for consuming Infra messages

This new infra service provides a single place to go for consuming messages.

Published on October 12, 2016

Software Defined Networking (SDN) with OpenStack: The book

Sriram Subramanian and Sreenivas Voruganti help you navigate the twists and turns with this book from Packt publishing.

Published on October 4, 2016

Update on OpenStack Gerrit-StoryBoard integration

OpenStack's task tracking system for cross-team projects and code review tool now play better together.

Published on September 21, 2016

Meet OpenStack’s upstream developer advocate, Kendall Nelson

One of the Foundation's newest staffers weighs in on the Python debate and revamping Upstream University.

Published on September 7, 2016

Meet the “gardeners” of OpenStack, the requirements team

We talk to recently elected project team lead (PTL) Tony Breeds about "awesome tomatoes" and weeding.

Published on August 31, 2016

Book aims to smooth out your “Path to Cloud”

Superuser's quick take on the 39-page OpenStack Foundation publication.

Published on August 23, 2016

Git hooks for OpenStack development take the pain out of code commits

Developers can avoid rookie mistakes with this tool.

Published on August 22, 2016

How OpenStack makes Python better (and vice versa)

Better libraries and larger paychecks for contributors: how the two communities work together

Published on August 18, 2016

How large open source projects can develop for security

As OpenStack earns the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices Badge, we ask a security team member how it got so far, so fast

Published on July 25, 2016

Why OpenStack is not big enough

You need a massive set of functionality to automate all of the infrastructure in the world’s data centers -- so in some ways OpenStack is not big enough, says executive director Jonathan Bryce.

Published on July 18, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Vitrage

Learn more about the service for organizing, analyzing and expanding OpenStack alarms and events.

Published on June 23, 2016

Getting from couch to OpenStack

Eric Wright, VMTurbo principal solutions engineer, takes you from zero to hero in about 40 minutes.

Published on June 22, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Openstack-salt and Watcher

Learn more about these projects and how you can get involved.

Published on June 21, 2016

How OpenStack keeps World of Warplanes flying high

In this case study, G-Core and Mirantis outline the game plan for keeping the MMO running on four clouds.

Published on June 1, 2016

How Burton Snowboards is carving down the OpenStack trail

Agile on the slopes and OpenStack Swift in the data center.

Published on May 24, 2016

Hate the taxes, not the online platform: HMRC’s journey with OpenStack

The award-winning UK government public cloud platform stands up to tax day, leaving people with the right things to complain about.

Published on May 17, 2016

OpenStack Magnum on the CERN production cloud

Providing 2,000 users a self-service cloud that stands up to “extreme computing.”

Published on April 21, 2016

OpenStack user story: the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

"Cooperation is our greatest tool," says a team behind some of the world's cutting-edge physics research.

Published on April 13, 2016

KakaoTalk speaks volumes about the future of cloud services

The insanely popular messaging service runs 5,000 virtual machines on OpenStack.

Published on March 30, 2016

First official OpenStack Hackathon strikes a chord

38 teams competed for a grand prize trip to the Austin Summit - your local user group could be next.

Published on March 25, 2016

Five tips for leading OpenStack community meetings

Intel's Carol Barrett spends about 15 hours a week collaborating - here's how she stays productive and sane.

Published on March 23, 2016

Help improve the OpenStack Swift operations runbook

Recently launched, it covers configuration, server maintenance and troubleshooting.

Published on March 21, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Tacker

Learn more about the orchestration project and how you can get involved.

Published on March 16, 2016

Why OpenStack is the kernel of the data center

It's time to go beyond viewing it as an extension of the operating system, says individual board member Boris Renski.

Published on March 15, 2016

Women of OpenStack launches new mentoring program

The new program aims to provide technical or career guidance, says IBM's Emily Hugenbruch.

Published on March 8, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Dragonflow and Kuryr

Learn more about these projects and how you can get involved.

Published on March 7, 2016

Why the discovery process is the OpenStack cloud architect’s best friend

Follow these steps to design an enterprise cloud, say two Red Hat experts, and your days will be brighter

Published on March 3, 2016

Meet OpenStack indivudual director Shane Wang

"Enterprise readiness is one of the best approaches to increase adoption for OpenStack, it's where OpenStack can grow fast," says Wang, an engineering manager at Intel.

Published on February 29, 2016

Check out Zanata, a tool to get OpenStack speaking your language

This open-source tool makes it easier to translate your projects.

Published on February 25, 2016

Takeaways from the OpenStack Mid-Cycle Ops Meetup: first time’s the charm

The first European event welcomed many newcomers; networking and sharing solutions were the big plusses.

Published on February 18, 2016

Smoothing over common OpenStack pain points for operators

Attendees at the first European Operator’s Meetup talked pet peeves - and shared resources for fixing them.

Published on February 17, 2016

OpenStack First App Guide: now with revamped Orchestration

Software developer Martin Paulo shares his Heat templates to get you started.

Published on February 16, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Fuel

Meet project team lead Dmitry Borodaenko and learn how to get involved.

Published on February 11, 2016

Keep your OpenStack projects on track with StoryBoard

This task tracking system will get your trains running on time.

Published on February 10, 2016

OpenStack keeps the buzz going at FOSDEM ’16

A packed booth kept tireless volunteers busy all weekend at the 2016 Free Open Source Developers’ European Meeting.

Published on February 4, 2016

Visa Inc. turns to OpenStack to boost developer productivity

For best results, treat OpenStack like any software development project says Stan Chan, chief architect.

Published on February 2, 2016

Takeaways from the OpenStack Mitaka Mid-cycle Security Meetup

Breakfast tacos, Bandit and the "most stealthy" project experts worked on.

Published on January 27, 2016

High-performance computing lands leading role on the OpenStack stage

Get involved with efforts to create a system that pairs high performance with the flexibility of cloud.

Published on January 26, 2016

Why large data centers and telcos are fast-tracking network function virtualization with OpenStack

A TL;DR on the new 21-page report from the Foundation gets you up to speed.

Published on January 25, 2016

What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Monasca and Senlin

Meet the project team leads for these new projects and learn how to get involved.

Published on January 18, 2016

Meet Bandit, an OpenStack tool that can sniff out security issues

Use this stand-alone tool to ferret out security flaws in your Python code

Published on January 13, 2016

Fast and furious: Inside China’s startup scene

How EasyStack and 99Cloud are scaling new heights far from Silicon Valley.

Published on January 11, 2016

Moving from monolith to microservices: Lithium Technologies shares its hybrid-cloud strategy

Cloud platform engineering team lead Lachlan Evenson shares insights and resources.

Published on January 4, 2016

Running an OpenStack cloud? Come to the first European Mid-Cycle Operators meetup

The meetup, held February 15 - 16, 2016 in Manchester, is a chance for operators to share best practices and give feedback.

Published on December 17, 2015

How to take your OpenStack contributions to the next level

Scott D'Angelo and Andrea Rosa -- pair of “middle-class” contributors from Hewlett-Packard -- offer tips on getting out of the sophomore slump

Published on December 15, 2015

OpenStack Mitaka release: what’s next for Neutron, Cinder and Ceilometer

Meet the project team leads (PTLs) and find out how to get involved.

Published on December 9, 2015

Check out this tool library for OpenStack operators

These tools - contributed by and for operators - offer quick solutions to streamline your work

Published on December 7, 2015

How to manage medical and health data with OpenStack, a wearable sensor and smart apps

“Our hope is to inspire you to look into open source, to think of ways to solve the data problems that you might have already," says Anne Gentle of Rackspace.

Published on November 30, 2015

OpenStack Mitaka release: what’s next for OpenStackClient and Documentation

Meet the project team leads (PTLs) and find out how to get involved.

Published on November 25, 2015

Connect the dots on OpenStack Neutron with this updated manual

The second edition of "Learning OpenStack Networking" includes new chapters to help newbie cloud operators and administrators build OpenStack clouds.

Published on November 24, 2015

A primer on Magnum, OpenStack containers-as-a-service

Adrian Otto, project team lead, on how Magnum works and what problems it can solve for you.

Published on November 19, 2015

OpenStack Mitaka release: what’s next for Swift and Ironic

Meet the project team leads (PTLs) for these OpenStack projects and find out how to get involved.

Published on November 13, 2015

OpenStack and Network Function Virtualization, the backstory

Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack executive director, gave a keynote at the OPNFV Summit where he talked about the two communities.

Published on November 12, 2015

A block storage battle and mobile eats the world

OpenStack Summit Tokyo attendees had plenty to say about what they are taking away from the recent four-day conference...

Published on October 30, 2015

What happens when east meets west in OpenStack

Robert Scoble on why the future looks Carina, the cloud's brat pack and joint ventures in Asia in this week's roundup...

Published on October 30, 2015

Why OpenStack Neutron just grabbed center stage

Day two of the Tokyo Summit keynotes: Rackspace launches Carina, containers a 10-year-old can deploy and, oh yeah, glow sticks

Published on October 27, 2015

Finding your way around OpenStack: professional certification and the project navigator

The first news out of the Summit Tokyo plus containers, crocs and the winner of the Superuser award

Published on October 27, 2015

Whipping up a frenzy in the cloud

Never a dull moment: sunsets, spin outs, releases, cash injections and more in this week's roundup.

Published on October 23, 2015

Unlock OpenStack Keystone with this new book

How to snag a free copy of the manual by three IBM OpenStack pros at the Summit Tokyo…

Published on October 21, 2015

Raise your OpenStack IQ with these free tech talks

Lightning talks covering everything from containers to charging for cloud services will stream live from the Summit Tokyo

Published on October 15, 2015

Success bot helps share your happy moments in the OpenStack community

Record your 'little moments of joy and progress' and share them

Published on October 13, 2015

Break down those silos, OpenStack

"The projects need to come together to develop consistent formats, approaches and messaging," says Rochelle Grober, senior software architect at Huawei Technologies and active member of the OpenStack community.

Published on October 12, 2015

OpenStack Day Benelux 2015

As attendance increased by 19 percent over the previous year, locals consider next steps in OpenStack adoption.

Published on September 24, 2015

This trove of user stories highlights what people want in OpenStack

The Product Working Group recently launched a Git repository to collect requirements ranging from encrypted storage to rolling upgrades.

Published on September 23, 2015

Confused about the OpenStack release cycle? Check out this handy chart

Release manager Thierry Carrez admits that matching cycle names to versions is “non-trivial.”

Published on September 17, 2015

A starter guide to DefCore, OpenStack’s interoperability project

DefCore defines capabilities, code and must-pass tests, creating the minimum standards for products labeled OpenStack.

Published on September 15, 2015

Why you should take TryStack for a spin now

The free OpenStack testing sandbox is back -- and it's bigger, badder and better than ever.

Published on September 9, 2015

Why bridging the OpenStack skills gap is critical

The job market, the death of the distro and the importance of OpenStack's common culture in our weekend roundup.

Published on August 28, 2015

Dive in deep with a new book dedicated to Trove

Ahead of Trove Day, the authors of the first book on OpenStack's database-as-a-service talk about common errors and getting started with contributions.

Published on August 24, 2015

Got ideas or opinions for Superuser? Bring them on!

If you're coming to the Mid-Cycle Meetup, OpenStack Silicon Valley -- Superuser wants to hear your ideas for stories and your takeaways from the events...

Published on August 17, 2015

Make your cloud sing with OpenStack’s Community App Catalog

The Catalog can get you rocking with containers in just a few clicks - how it's evolving and how your feedback can shape its future.

Published on August 17, 2015

Jumpstart your OpenStack know-how with Upstream Training

Join experts for this free, fast-track course that combines work with play.

Published on August 12, 2015

What you need to know about tags in OpenStack

This simple metadata system is great way to navigate OpenStack. Here's how they work and how to contribute new ones.

Published on August 11, 2015

Inside the hive: the latest OpenStack Community Activity Report

From April to June 2015, there's been an uptick in active core reviewers.

Published on August 4, 2015

Crystal ball: what pundits say is next for Cloud Native Computing Foundation, OpenStack and Kubernetes

What services and capabilities are next, whether the container ecosystem is poppycock and more in our weekly update.

Published on July 24, 2015

Vote now for OpenStack Tokyo Summit presentations

Community members can cast votes for what they want to hear at the October 27-30 Summit.

Published on July 23, 2015

Seven habits of highly effective OpenStack contributors

Advice from an all-star on making an impact...

Published on July 6, 2015

Blazing the trail for OpenStack in South Korea

In a largely male-dominated industry, Nalee Jang, one of Korea’s leading experts in open-source software, hopes to empower women to pursue careers in technology.

Published on June 30, 2015

OpenStack Essentials: a book to get you grounded in the fundamentals

Author Dan Radez talks about demystifying the cloud, TryStack and why books are still useful for learning stuff.

Published on June 29, 2015

At CERN, storage is the key to the universe

As the research center breaks records smashing particles, it crunches petabytes...

Published on June 22, 2015

How OpenStack keeps Nike running smoothly

When execs said "Just Do It," the athletic giant turned to VMware in production.

Published on June 16, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

The Matrix, Mars vs. Venus and what's keeping you up at night...

Published on June 12, 2015

How the cloud can cut red tape

4,000 websites into just one: Mexico to launch ambitious citizen service portal with OpenStack.

Published on June 8, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

Cloud company consolidation, whether OpenStack is kryptonite or catnip for startups and more...

Published on June 5, 2015

What building Legos can teach you about open source

OpenStack Upstream Training unites play with open-source development

Published on June 2, 2015

Think FICO is a credit scoring company? Nope: it’s about large-scale analytics

OpenStack allows us to meet scale and cut costs, says Nick Gerasimatos director of engineering and cloud services at FICO.

Published on May 27, 2015

Revamping Ceilometer, Federated Identity for research and why OpenStack is doomed

OpenStack Summit Vancouver attendees had plenty to say about what they are taking away from the recent five-day conference...

Published on May 23, 2015

Superuser weekend reading: Summit Vancouver edition

Decomposing OpenStack myths, time for prime time and goslings: there's a lot going this week...

Published on May 22, 2015

Top 10 quotes: State of the Stack

This unofficial keynote talk from Randy Bias, vice president of technology at EMC, is always worth hearing. Here's his take on what's working in OpenStack, what's broken and how to fix it.

Published on May 21, 2015

Expanding the reach of OpenStack to new industries

Cisco's Lew Tucker on the expanding reach of cloud computing will bring sweeping changes to OpenStack - and fewer of those dreaded phone calls to troubleshoot outages...

Published on May 20, 2015

Why OpenStack is no longer risky business

Jet Propulsion Lab, eBay, Google, Yahoo, and Intel showed how experimentation with OpenStack is bringing rewards...

Published on May 19, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

Heading to the Vancouver Summit, a technology layer cake and the scramble for IP addresses...

Published on May 15, 2015

Supersizing the OpenStack Operators Meetups

No more meeting on the sidelines for these strategic input sessions, says OpenStack Foundation community manager Tom Fifield.

Published on May 14, 2015

What you need to know about OpenStack Cinder

Why Cinder's project technical lead wants you to break things, the key to continuous integration and the influence of an epic 80s boy band.

Published on May 12, 2015

Top four user talks at the OpenStack Vancouver Summit

Unsure which talks to pick at the upcoming conference? We've got you covered.

Published on May 7, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

The weight behind the Kilo release, Geocaching in Vancouver and how the cloud could save you from foolish pursuits.

Published on May 1, 2015

OpenStack superusers deliver the goods at CONNECT

The one-day conference in Melbourne featured some of the top thought leaders in open-source cloud computing from Aptira, EMC, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and more.

Published on April 28, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

How a small team can deliver big impact with OpenStack, foodie picks for the Vancouver Summit and whether is cloud computing is the next mass-market car industry...

Published on April 24, 2015

OpenStack breaks a new record for active contributors

Active contributors, both old and new, are up 14 percent from last year, according to the most recent community activity report.

Published on April 17, 2015

Real innovation? It means keeping cloud solutions simple

"People have deployed over-engineered solutions to problems that could have been solved very simply. Not all problems require an infinitely scalable hyper-cloud solution," says Aptira CTO Kavit Munshi.

Published on April 14, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

OpenStack in the classroom, back to the future with storage tape, what happens when the haters meet for sushi and more.

Published on April 10, 2015

OpenStack at 10: different code, same collaboration?

In the next five years, Individual Director Rob Hirschfeld says that he expects the community governance and interaction models being developed now will endure beyond the code.

Published on March 23, 2015

The joy of contributing to OpenStack

Tips, tricks and when to call it quits from the OpenStack Foundation’s developer advocate, Stefano Maffulli.

Published on March 20, 2015

Meet AVOS: the analytics dashboard for your OpenStack cloud

If you’re looking for quick insight into your cloud’s configuration, state, performance and faults, this open-source dashboard developed by Cisco can help.

Published on March 18, 2015

Check out what’s under the hood at TryStack

Dan Radez uncovers the gear that will power OpenStack's free testing sandbox

Published on March 11, 2015

Takeaways from OpenStack’s Mid-Cycle Ops Meetup: A little more conversation, a little more action

"It’s encouraging to hear the amount of experience people have and the tips and tricks they are willing to share,” says Carol Barrett of Intel.

Published on March 10, 2015

OpenStack Mid-Cycle meetup, day two roundup

Interoperability, Nova and a session called "burning issues" were on tap for day two.

Published on March 10, 2015

OpenStack Mid-Cycle meetup, day one roundup

Tools, tags and large deployments: Updates from the operators meetup

Published on March 9, 2015

Superuser weekend reading

VMware + Telcos snuggle up to OpenStack, hiring managers seek OpenStack expertise and free upstream training...

Published on March 6, 2015

OpenStack + Kubernetes = More choice and flexibility for developers

A live demo at a packed meetup shows how managing containers will become much easier

Published on February 26, 2015

Romancing the devs: another reason Walmart Labs went open source

"There are great engineers all over the world, and your company is probably fighting to get as many of them as possible. Supply doesn’t meet demand, so it's important to do everything you can to help attract and retrain talent," says Dion Almaer of Walmart Labs.

Published on February 24, 2015

DefCore isn’t a punk band, but if you use OpenStack, listen up

DefCore plays an important role ensuring some consistency and interoperability among OpenStack clouds, says Russell Bryant, Red Hat software engineer and individual director at OpenStack. For Bryant, it's one of the most key issues in OpenStack now.

Published on February 20, 2015

Superuser Weekend Reading

“Like a lemming at the proverbial sea cliff, however, the enterprise would do well to avoid blindly following the group. With data infrastructure becoming so fungible these days, the ability to craft optimized solutions is cheaper and easier than ever, even on traditional data center infrastructure." Arthur Cole, Tesora.

Published on February 19, 2015

Contributing to open cloud projects without losing your mind

Understanding the release cycle, making your first contributions count and considering the culture will go a long way.

Published on February 19, 2015

Chris Anderson on how the cloud fosters innovation

“We’re not going to beat the competition by raising more money or being smarter than they are,” Anderson said at the Linux Collaboration Summit. “We’ll do it by being more open.”

Published on February 18, 2015

Welcome to the wild west of networking and cloud infrastructure

“We’re at the very beginning,” says Chris Wright of Red Hat. There are "cool components" galore, but also more than a few “pain points."

Published on February 18, 2015

Three cloud computing myths, debunked

"Cloud is not a single monolithic substance that somehow just works for everyone. Neither is a particular type of cloud the answer to everything," says Egle Sigler, a principal architect with Rackspace private cloud and recently elected OpenStack Individual Director.

Published on February 16, 2015

How you can help refresh OpenStack’s Documentation site

The simplified markup of the new design will make it easier to use and contribute documentation.

Published on February 12, 2015

OpenStack crowns “Liberty” its next release name

Liberty as in free beer or free software? Neither. The next release is named after a small Canadian town.

Published on February 10, 2015

Superuser Weekend Reading

Will there ever be a 'Vanilla' OpenStack? What about eating your competitor's lunch? This and more musings to whet your appetite from the OpenStack community this week...

Published on February 6, 2015

OpenStack Day in Korea 2015: to infinity and beyond!

Seoul’s sold-out event focused on next-level users

Published on February 6, 2015

Big in Japan: OpenStack Days in Tokyo double in size

The popularity of OpenStack Days in Japan demonstrates a pivot to open source

Published on February 5, 2015

Take these OpenStack Infrastructure tools and run!

If you're running out of steam managing patchsets, comments and test environments, these open source tools developed by OpenStack can put you back on track.

Published on February 3, 2015

Working to bridge the developer/end-user divide in OpenStack

The Product Working Group will embark on a listening campaign to improve dialogue between developers and their managers

Published on January 28, 2015’s Pet Adoption Site Gets Tails Wagging

OpenStack powers free animal rescue program

Published on October 30, 2014

Cloud&Heat brings a new kind of startup to your basement

Thanks to OpenStack, this German startup is fueling the data furnace market.

Published on September 5, 2014