Learn the latest on OpenStack’s 29th release, Caracal 2024.1, OpenInfra event updates and more ways to get involved in the global OpenInfra community.


Spotlight On: OpenStack’s 29th Release is Here!

Join us in celebrating OpenStack Caracal 2024.1! The 29th release developed by over 540 contributors comes at an opportune time as OpenStack demand is skyrocketing, driven by the support for AI workloads and organizations seeking an alternative to VMware.

OpenStack Caracal shares several features with its namesake African wildcat: the ability to make great leaps, agility and high performance, fierce protection of its territory, and adaptability to new environments.

Some key release highlights include:

  • Support of AI & HPC Workloads
  • Agility and Performance
  • Security
  • Continuous Adaptation
  • Simplification of OpenStack Upgrades

Join some of the OpenStack community leaders on this week’s episode of OpenInfra Live to learn more about the Caracal features and what’s planned for Dalmatian 2024.2.


OpenStack is not the only OpenInfra project doing releases. Check out the Zuul 10.0.0 release and stay tuned for the StarlingX 9.0 coming soon!

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

  • Check out Zvonko Kaiser’s recent presentation about how Kata Containers enables the use of Confidential Containers to create a secure environment integrated with a GPU-powered cloud-native stack for AI/ML workloads.
  • The community has been making changes to simplify their release process, which involves dropping the use of a stable branch for upcoming releases.
  • If you’re evaluating or using Kata Containers, please take a few minutes to fill out the User Survey and provide feedback to the community!

OpenDev Collaboratory: Free Software Needs Free Tools

  • git-review 2.4.0 has been released. A number of quality of life improvements have been made including support for newer Gerrit features, vendored Change ID commit hook script, and more. Read the release announcement to find out more, then go upgrade your installation.

StarlingX: A fully featured cloud for the distributed edge

  • The upcoming StarlingX Technical Steering Committee elections will kick off in just over a month. If you are involved in the community and are interested in running for a seat, make sure you have an active contributor status and check out the election website to learn more about the process.
  • The StarlingX community will be participating in the upcoming PTG with sessions on April 9 and 10. Check out their planning etherpad to see discussion topics and schedule.
  • If you’re evaluating or using StarlingX, please take a few minutes to fill out the User Survey and provide feedback to the community!

Zuul: Stop merging broken code

  • Zuul 10.0.0 has been released. This release adds support for Ansible 9 and drops support for Ansible 6. This release includes a major refactor to better support circular dependencies. As a result, you cannot upgrade to this new version while Zuul is running. To learn more about this release and the upgrade process read the release announcement.
  • Zuul-client 10.0.0 has been released. This release adds compatibility with Zuul 10.0.0 (as well as older Zuul versions). Learn more in the release announcement.
  • Nodepool 10.0.0 has been released. The AWS, Metastatic, and Kubernetes family of drivers have been improved. Read the release announcement to learn more.

Upcoming OpenInfra and Community Events

OpenInfra Day Sweden: 7 May, Gothenburg, Sweden

OpenInfra Day Germany: 15 May, Berlin, Germany

OpenInfra Day Türkiye: 20 May, İstanbul, Türkiye

OpenInfra Day France: 22 May, Sarclay-Paris, France

OpenInfra Day Hungary: 4 June, Budapest, Hungary

OpenInfra Summit Asia and OCP Regional Summit APAC: 3 & 4 September, Suwon, South Korea

For more information about OpenInfra community events, please contact [email protected].

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