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.
Building a virtuous circle with open infrastructure: Inclusive, global, adaptable
Today’s groundwork shapes tomorrow’s innovation.
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.
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.
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.
How open-source tech can save bird life
New Zealand's Cacophony Project employs RaspberryPis, Python, Node.js,PostgreSQL and more.
What your open-source project can learn from how OpenStack communicates
Automattic's Nicola Heald on strengthening ties between developers and users.
Lab-as-a-service: Crunching data with OPNFV, OpenStack and ONAP
One-click deployments allow researchers to run the numbers.
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..."
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.
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."
OpenStack Ironic Bare Metal Program case study: CERN
Managing 2,000 nodes with 10,000 servers to come for the world's largest machine.
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.
Go stack outside: A quirky guide to Denver
City hikes, flea market finds and more adventures outside the Open Infrastructure Summit.
Get started with Oracle Container Runtime for Kata Containers
An overview of how Kata Containers enhance the deployment of containerized applications.
Spectacular security failures: Experts share all in a book
A new book published by Sonatype shares horror stories - add yours for the next volume.
How to rock your talk at the Open Infrastructure Summit
The editor of Superuser on avoiding buzzword bingo and minding your memes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spotify’s keen ear for open source
How the streaming music service tunes in to Kubernetes, Istio and more.
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.
Containers on a Fortnite scale
How the world's most popular video games runs on open-source tech.
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.
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.
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.
Taking a closer look at open source infrastructure
Insight from a recent market research study conducted by ClearPath Strategies and the OpenStack Foundation.
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.
Inside telecom and NFV: Must-see sessions at the Berlin Summit
Hear from experts at Verizon, China Mobile, Intel, NTT and more.
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.
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.
Join the Superuser Editorial Advisory Board
Have your say in what aspects of open infrastructure to cover now.
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.
Zuul case study: Software Factory
Here's how the team employs the continuous integration, delivery and deployment system.
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.
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.
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.
Getting to know StarlingX: The high-performance edge cloud software stack
A peek inside the architecture and what's ahead at the Berlin Summit.
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.
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.
Zuul case study: BMW
More testing in less time with faster development and integration are the main benefits, says Tobias Henkel.
How to create an effective developer experience with Kubernetes
Tips on infrastructure, workflow and platforms.
Five fundamentals for leveraging multi-cloud in Kubernetes
Essential considerations for your container deployment.
How open source projects start, grow and flourish
Pros and cons for structuring projects, from a team at Mozilla.
Magical cloud native infrastructure with Kubicorn
Create, manage, snapshot and scale Kubernetes infrastructure in the public cloud with this unique open-source project.
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.
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.
Zuul case study: GoDaddy
Clint Byrum on how they've replaced slow, brittle Jenkins jobs with highly parallelized, more realistic Zuul test jobs.
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.
Inside public cloud: Must-see sessions at the Vancouver Summit
Hear experts from Cisco, Red Hat, Suse and more.
OpenStack billing: Meet CloudKitty
Superuser talks to Christophe Sauthier about CloudKitty the rating-as-a-service project.
OpenStack billing strategies: An overview
Roll your own, use CloudKitty, Ceilometer or another tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A close-up on the Queens release
Some common questions answered about the 17th edition of OpenStack.
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.
Inside CERN’s Open Data portal
The current amount of released data is more than 1,400 terabytes, here's what's behind it.
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.
Operator spotlight: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
How OpenStack is powering research at BarcelonaTech.
Get started with “OpenStack Bootcamp”
Time for some basic training with this book.
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).
Inside Kata Containers
James Kulina of Hyper.sh on taking the headache out of working in the cloud.
How the French government uses OpenStack
Two applications and 150 to come in the next five years.
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."
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.
Kubernetes: Why it’s time to be boring
When you're hot in tech, you aspire to yawns.
KubeCon scales up, sticks to script
News from the first day of keynotes: huge community growth and lots of projects to show for it.
OpenStack operator spotlight: Paddy Power Betfair
The Superuser Awards winner placing is betting on Kubernetes and bare metal.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
OpenStack operator spotlight: CERN
Belmiro Moreira, cloud architect, tells Superuser how the research center went from a few hundred nodes to 280,000 cores.
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...
How the Gap builds and uses private clouds with OpenStack
A peek inside the Gap’s (server) closet.
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%.
CoreOS Fest day two: project updates + solar flares
Project updates, Oracle’s community commitment and, yes, solar flares.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...”
CERN’S expanding cloud universe
Research center CERN to add 100,000 cores in six months with bare metal and other services to come.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Fujitsu powers ‘human-centric’ artificial intelligence
Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack are behind the revolution.
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.
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.
How Globo.com scores big with OpenStack Swift
Cost savings and an active community act as big players in the move to go open source.
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.
Here’s the story behind the OpenStack pigeon
There's a graffiti artist pigeon named Milo at the Summit. Here's his story.
Mapping OpenStack’s place in a multi-cloud world
Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack Foundation executive director, gets out his compass.
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.
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 […]
Meet OpenStack Firehose: Your source for consuming Infra messages
This new infra service provides a single place to go for consuming messages.
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.
Update on OpenStack Gerrit-StoryBoard integration
OpenStack's task tracking system for cross-team projects and code review tool now play better together.
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.
Meet the “gardeners” of OpenStack, the requirements team
We talk to recently elected project team lead (PTL) Tony Breeds about "awesome tomatoes" and weeding.
Book aims to smooth out your “Path to Cloud”
Superuser's quick take on the 39-page OpenStack Foundation publication.
Git hooks for OpenStack development take the pain out of code commits
Developers can avoid rookie mistakes with this tool.
How OpenStack makes Python better (and vice versa)
Better libraries and larger paychecks for contributors: how the two communities work together
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
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.
What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Vitrage
Learn more about the service for organizing, analyzing and expanding OpenStack alarms and events.
Getting from couch to OpenStack
Eric Wright, VMTurbo principal solutions engineer, takes you from zero to hero in about 40 minutes.
What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Openstack-salt and Watcher
Learn more about these projects and how you can get involved.
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.
How Burton Snowboards is carving down the OpenStack trail
Agile on the slopes and OpenStack Swift in the data center.
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.
OpenStack Magnum on the CERN production cloud
Providing 2,000 users a self-service cloud that stands up to “extreme computing.”
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.
KakaoTalk speaks volumes about the future of cloud services
The insanely popular messaging service runs 5,000 virtual machines on OpenStack.
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.
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.
Help improve the OpenStack Swift operations runbook
Recently launched, it covers configuration, server maintenance and troubleshooting.
What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Tacker
Learn more about the orchestration project and how you can get involved.
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.
Women of OpenStack launches new mentoring program
The new program aims to provide technical or career guidance, says IBM's Emily Hugenbruch.
What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Dragonflow and Kuryr
Learn more about these projects and how you can get involved.
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
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.
Check out Zanata, a tool to get OpenStack speaking your language
This open-source tool makes it easier to translate your projects.
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.
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.
OpenStack First App Guide: now with revamped Orchestration
Software developer Martin Paulo shares his Heat templates to get you started.
What’s new under the OpenStack big tent: Fuel
Meet project team lead Dmitry Borodaenko and learn how to get involved.
Keep your OpenStack projects on track with StoryBoard
This task tracking system will get your trains running on time.
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.
Visa Inc. turns to OpenStack to boost developer productivity
For best results, treat OpenStack like any software development project says Stan Chan, chief architect.
Takeaways from the OpenStack Mitaka Mid-cycle Security Meetup
Breakfast tacos, Bandit and the "most stealthy" project experts worked on.
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.
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.
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.
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
Fast and furious: Inside China’s startup scene
How EasyStack and 99Cloud are scaling new heights far from Silicon Valley.
Moving from monolith to microservices: Lithium Technologies shares its hybrid-cloud strategy
Cloud platform engineering team lead Lachlan Evenson shares insights and resources.
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.
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
OpenStack Mitaka release: what’s next for Neutron, Cinder and Ceilometer
Meet the project team leads (PTLs) and find out how to get involved.
Check out this tool library for OpenStack operators
These tools - contributed by and for operators - offer quick solutions to streamline your work
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.
OpenStack Mitaka release: what’s next for OpenStackClient and Documentation
Meet the project team leads (PTLs) and find out how to get involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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
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
Whipping up a frenzy in the cloud
Never a dull moment: sunsets, spin outs, releases, cash injections and more in this week's roundup.
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…
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
Success bot helps share your happy moments in the OpenStack community
Record your 'little moments of joy and progress' and share them
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.
OpenStack Day Benelux 2015
As attendance increased by 19 percent over the previous year, locals consider next steps in OpenStack adoption.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Jumpstart your OpenStack know-how with Upstream Training
Join experts for this free, fast-track course that combines work with play.
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.
Inside the hive: the latest OpenStack Community Activity Report
From April to June 2015, there's been an uptick in active core reviewers.
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.
Vote now for OpenStack Tokyo Summit presentations
Community members can cast votes for what they want to hear at the October 27-30 Summit.
Seven habits of highly effective OpenStack contributors
Advice from an all-star on making an impact...
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.
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.
At CERN, storage is the key to the universe
As the research center breaks records smashing particles, it crunches petabytes...
How OpenStack keeps Nike running smoothly
When execs said "Just Do It," the athletic giant turned to VMware in production.
Superuser weekend reading
The Matrix, Mars vs. Venus and what's keeping you up at night...
How the cloud can cut red tape
4,000 websites into just one: Mexico to launch ambitious citizen service portal with OpenStack.
Superuser weekend reading
Cloud company consolidation, whether OpenStack is kryptonite or catnip for startups and more...
What building Legos can teach you about open source
OpenStack Upstream Training unites play with open-source development
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.
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...
Superuser weekend reading: Summit Vancouver edition
Decomposing OpenStack myths, time for prime time and goslings: there's a lot going this week...
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.
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...
Why OpenStack is no longer risky business
Jet Propulsion Lab, eBay, Google, Yahoo, and Intel showed how experimentation with OpenStack is bringing rewards...
Superuser weekend reading
Heading to the Vancouver Summit, a technology layer cake and the scramble for IP addresses...
Supersizing the OpenStack Operators Meetups
No more meeting on the sidelines for these strategic input sessions, says OpenStack Foundation community manager Tom Fifield.
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.
Top four user talks at the OpenStack Vancouver Summit
Unsure which talks to pick at the upcoming conference? We've got you covered.
Superuser weekend reading
The weight behind the Kilo release, Geocaching in Vancouver and how the cloud could save you from foolish pursuits.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Superuser weekend reading
OpenStack in the classroom, back to the future with storage tape, what happens when the haters meet for sushi and more.
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.
The joy of contributing to OpenStack
Tips, tricks and when to call it quits from the OpenStack Foundation’s developer advocate, Stefano Maffulli.
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.
Check out what’s under the hood at TryStack
Dan Radez uncovers the gear that will power OpenStack's free testing sandbox
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.
OpenStack Mid-Cycle meetup, day two roundup
Interoperability, Nova and a session called "burning issues" were on tap for day two.
OpenStack Mid-Cycle meetup, day one roundup
Tools, tags and large deployments: Updates from the operators meetup
Superuser weekend reading
VMware + Telcos snuggle up to OpenStack, hiring managers seek OpenStack expertise and free upstream training...
OpenStack + Kubernetes = More choice and flexibility for developers
A live demo at a packed meetup shows how managing containers will become much easier
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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."
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.
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.
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.
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...
OpenStack Day in Korea 2015: to infinity and beyond!
Seoul’s sold-out event focused on next-level users
Big in Japan: OpenStack Days in Tokyo double in size
The popularity of OpenStack Days in Japan demonstrates a pivot to open source
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.
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
Overstock.com’s Pet Adoption Site Gets Tails Wagging
OpenStack powers free animal rescue program
Cloud&Heat brings a new kind of startup to your basement
Thanks to OpenStack, this German startup is fueling the data furnace market.