Project team leads share what’s next in the development cycle.


If you’re interested in getting up to speed on what’s next for open infrastructure software, the project update videos from the Open Infra Summit Denver are available now.

In them you’ll hear from the project team leaders (PTLs) and core contributors about what they’ve accomplished, where they’re heading for future releases plus how you can get involved and influence the roadmap.

You can find the complete list of them on the video page. You can also get a complete overview of the projects (and how to get involved) on the OpenStack project navigator. For more on projects independent from the OSF (Airship, Kata Containers and Zuul) follow the links to those sites.

Some project updates that you won’t want to miss, in alphabetical order:


Airship is a collection of loosely coupled, interoperable open-source tools that are nautically themed.


Bare metal provisioning service implements services and associated libraries to provide massively scalable, on demand, self-service access to compute resources, including bare metal, virtual machines and containers.

Kata Containers

Kata Containers bridges the gap between traditional VM security and the lightweight benefits of traditional Linux* containers.


Heat orchestrates the infrastructure resources for a cloud application based on templates in the form of text files that can be treated like code. Heat provides both an OpenStack-native ReST API and a CloudFormation-compatible Query API.


Mistral is the OpenStack workflow service. It aims to provide a mechanism to define tasks and workflows without writing code, manage and execute them in the cloud environment.


Octavia is an open source, operator-scale load balancing solution designed to work with OpenStack.


Swift is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. Organizations can use Swift to store lots of data efficiently, safely, and cheaply. It’s built for scale and optimized for durability, availability, and concurrency across the entire data set. Swift is ideal for storing unstructured data that can grow without bound.


Zuul drives continuous integration, delivery and deployment systems with a focus on project gating and interrelated projects.