“Understanding your business’ needs and what’s involved in an OpenStack deployment will help to build the versatile, agile and resilient cloud system that your business wants.” -Rajiv Sodhi


There’s a lot going on in the OpenStack community and it’s easy to get lost in the noise. We’ve collected the top stories and conversations you need to know about this week. From the latest OpenStack resources to news about users, we share the content you need to stay up to date.

"Just as Cloud Foundry is the standard for PaaS, OpenStack is the technology industry’s choice for open IaaS." -Phil Whelan in DZone

"Understanding your business needs and what’s involved in an OpenStack deployment will help to build the versatile, agile and resilient cloud system that your business want." -Rajiv Sodhi in ComputerWorld UK

"If IT is a key component of the company’s offerings, then using OpenStack is probably worth the investment, especially considering the available tools that allow delivery of robust enterprise-class storage services." -George Crump in SearchCloudStorage

###[Should traditional data centers start using OpenStack Swift and Cinder?](http://searchcloudstorage.techtarget.com/answer/Should-traditional-data-centers-start-using-OpenStack-Swift-and-Cinder)
By: George Crump

Analyst George Crump Read suggests that while the choice to adopt OpenStack Swift and Cinder will vary depending on an enterprise’s needs, if IT as a key company of your offering, it’s worth the switch. Read more [here](http://searchcloudstorage.techtarget.com/answer/Should-traditional-data-centers-start-using-OpenStack-Swift-and-Cinder).

###[OpenStack Foundation adds two Rackspace execs to board of directors](http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/morning-edition/2015/01/openstack-foundation-adds-two-rackspace-execs-to.html)
By: Mike W. Thomas

Egle Sigler and Van Lindberg were both named members of the OpenStack Foundation board after last week’s elections. Read the full article [here](http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/morning-edition/2015/01/openstack-foundation-adds-two-rackspace-execs-to.html).

###[TWC Marks OpenStack Annivesary](http://www.lightreading.com/data-center/cloud-strategies/twc-marks-openstack-anniversary/d/d-id/713132)
By: Mari Silbey

Happy one year anniversary to Time Warner Cable! The leading cable company adopted OpenStack, got it up and running in 6 months and more than doubled its rollout capacity. Read the full article [here](http://www.lightreading.com/data-center/cloud-strategies/twc-marks-openstack-anniversary/d/d-id/713132).

###[GitHub Enterprise 2.1.0 gets a monitoring tool — and OpenStack KVM support](http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/20/github-enterprise-2-1-0-gets-a-monitoring-tool-and-openstack-kvm-support/)
By: Jordan Novet

GitHub’s latest enterprise upgrade includes support for OpenStack running atop the KVM hypervisor. Read more [here](http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/20/github-enterprise-2-1-0-gets-a-monitoring-tool-and-openstack-kvm-support/).

###[How-to: 10 tips for a successful OpenStack deployment](http://www.computerworlduk.com/how-to/infrastructure/3594467/how-to-10-tips-for-a-successful-openstack-deployment/)
By: Rajiv Sodhi

Rajiv Sodhi of Mirantis walks through a list of insights for those setting up an OpenStack cloud. Remember to embrace failure, have plans for crashes, and be clear on your terminology. Read the full list [here](http://www.computerworlduk.com/how-to/infrastructure/3594467/how-to-10-tips-for-a-successful-openstack-deployment/).

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