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


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The majestic conifers of Vancouver may have inspired this post about "decomposing" the myths surrounding OpenStack.

"OpenStack is an IT phenomenon like none we’ve yet seen. It is big scale, diverse, and even diffuse. And it has captured the focus of a growing list of enterprise IT organizations because its messages are powerful and its implications are far reaching," writes Forbes contributor John Webster, a senior partner at Evaluator Group.

Business Insider’s Matt Weinberger is a bit more skeptical in his piece titled "Why cloud computing leaders must hang together or hang separately," taking up the analogy of jazz improvisation, a familiar riff when writing about open source.

TechTarget takes on the question of whether OpenStack is ready for prime time (haven’t we heard this before?) with Forrester research analyst Lauren Nelson opining thusly:

"The challenge is when people talk about whether it’s ready for production, they look at it as a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ rather than looking at what are folks really doing when they’re running in production," Nelson said. "It is being run in production in many use cases today; the question is for what environments."

For more on the prime time front, here’s an interesting read on how Time Warner Cable is using OpenStack by Jason Baker over at

"We have a large development organization that embraces using a number of open source tools that are out there," Matt Haines said. "I think people can see the advantage of the contribution side for projects like OpenStack—that for us to use it effectively, we need to get our changes upstream, otherwise we’d end up carrying a lot of patches. So, I think people are seeing that it’s a realistic and viable software model."

Last but not least, Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph has some great posts about her doings at the Summit Vancouver — a Women of OpenStack working breakfast, taking a panel selfie, the Design Summit and, finally, what happens when people try S’mores for the first time…

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