The OpenInfra Summit schedule, project updates, and more!


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The OpenInfra Summit Berlin Schedule is Live!

The schedule for the 2022 OpenInfra Summit, released yesterday, features keynotes and sessions from users like Volvo, Adobe, Bloomberg and China Mobile. The event, held in person for the first time since November 2019, takes place June 7-9, 2022, at the Berlin Congress Center. Other notable speakers include AWS, Canonical, Red Hat, Workday, OVHCloud, SovereignCloudStack and many more.

Register before prices increase on March 18!

The full event agenda is organized by use cases, including AI, CI/CD, containers, edge computing, hardware enablement, HPC, hybrid cloud, NFV, security and public and private cloud.

Featured sessions include:

  • Learn how Bloomberg scaled multiple single-cell OpenStack clouds to now support over 10,000 virtual machines.
  • Started by Meta (formerly Facebook), Magma is an open source platform for building carrier-grade networks. This talk will demonstrate how to set up a Magma 5G virtual lab on OpenStack with automation. Setting up this lab with Ansible will help private cloud operators with no prior knowledge in the telecom domain to enter into the 5G world.
  • Workday has built one of the largest OpenStack-based private clouds in the world, hosting a workload of over a million physical cores on over 16,000 compute nodes in 5 data centers for over ten years. We would like to share our new architecture and deployment approach as well as lessons learned from our experience including how they migrated from Jenkins to Zuul
  • Learn how OVHCloud integrated L3 services into one of the biggest OpenStack Public Clouds.
  • Adobe has been using Kata Containers in production for two years on Ethos Adobe’s internal container platform system. Kata has been integral in meeting their isolation and security requirements but there have been some areas that we had to work around to meet internal customer requirements when it comes to storage and network performance. 
  • Zuul is now the default CI chain at Volvo Cars Corporation, and last year’s expansion has been extensive. We will show how Zuul features are used as the first line of integration for all modules in the core computer.
  • Learn about the state of support for DPUs in OpenStack and what using DPUs in your cloud entails.


A warm thank you to our Headline Sponsor: Canonical and our Premier Sponsor: Mirantis!



See all the Summit sponsors and learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

OpenInfra Foundation news

Airship: Elevate your infrastructure

  • Running or evaluating Airship? We want to hear from you! Take the brief User Survey to provide the community with feedback.

Kata Containers: The speed of containers, the security of VMs

  • The Kata Containers Architecture Committee March election is open! You can see the election schedule below:
    • March 8 – March 15: Candidate nominations open 
    • March 16 – March 23: Q&A/Debate period 
    • March 24 – March 31: Voting open
    • April 1: Results 
  • Help the Kata community by reading and reviewing the backlog!

OpenDev: Open Source Software Development at Scale

  • Many thanks to Clark Boylan for agreeing to act as the Service Coordinator of the OpenDev Collaboratory for 2022!
  • OpenDev’s stable of test platforms has recently grown to include Rocky Linux 8, a community-based GNU/Linux distribution designed to be bug-for-bug compatible with RHEL 8.

OpenStack: Open source software for creating private and public clouds

  • It has been decided! After we release ‘Yoga,’ we will begin our next cycle which will be named ‘Zed’!
  • The technical elections have concluded and we have new leadership! As always, thank you so much to all those that are stepping down for all of their hard work!
  • The project team lead elections have also concluded. Thank you to those stepping up to lead our OpenStack projects!
  • The neutron-fwaas deprecation has been reverted and is being maintained under neutron stadium now.

StarlingX: A fully featured cloud for the distributed edge

  • The StarlingX 6.0 release came out just over a month ago! To help you utilize all the cool new features, there is a new blog post on the StarlingX blog about certificate lifecycle management.
  • The StarlingX community is preparing for the upcoming Project Teams Gathering (PTG), where they will meet on three consecutive days to discuss the roadmap, new features and enhancements to the project. Stay tuned for updates and register for the event to participate in the team’s discussions!

Zuul: Stop merging broken code

Meet The Organizations Supporting the OpenInfra Foundation

  • The Open Infrastructure Foundation thanks all its members for their ongoing support of the OpenInfra community. Check out the OpenInfra Foundation blog to learn how these organizations are helping open source communities build the tools infrastructure operators need for Data Center Clouds, 5G, Edge, Containers, CI/CD and beyond!
  • This month, we are highlighting OpenInfra Platinum member: Red Hat, OpenInfra Gold member: Deutsche Telekom, and OpenInfra Silver member: Cloud&Heat. Thank you for your support! 


Upcoming Virtual OpenInfra and Community Events

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