“We will win over the trust of enterprises that are fundamentally conservative.”


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.

Why eHarmony is rebuilding itself atop Hadoop and (probably) OpenStack

By: Derrick Harris

eHarmony has been overhauling its technology stack since 2013 and is looking into OpenStack, among other open source options including Docker and Hadoop.

Lessons from the OpenStack User Survey

By: Jason Baker

Jason details the changes in methodology for conducting the user survey, the key findings and what we can learn. He also suggests that as more cloud deployments take the survey in the future, the more valuable the results will be.

OpenStack Users are Ready to Move from Hypervisors… and Other Tales from the Summit

By: Nati Shalom and Sharone Zitzman

This is a comprehensive overview of the Summit that highlights the marked difference in sentiment and audience at the Paris event as compared to past Summits.

OpenStack Budapest User Group – Summit Overview

By: Marton Kiss

Right after the Paris summit, the Hungary user group got together held a meeting in Budapest. Marton recaps the meeting, including the group’s summary of the Paris Summit.

Rackspace’s Patent Warrior: Why OpenStack Is Safe

By: Peter Judge

Peter spoke with Van Lindberg, VP of technology at Rackspace, on patent trolls and why OpenStack’s Apache license protects the project from aggression from patent trolls.

"We will win over the trust of enterprises that are fundamentally conservative." -Van Lindberg, VP of technology, Rackspace in Data Center Dynamics

"Every time I attend an OpenStack Summit I’m repeatedly awestruck by the speed of the growth of the community and the truly innovative ways people are taking the technology and using it in the real world. I have grown immensely and discovered so much through this vibrant community." -Nati Shalom, CTO at Cloudify in Cloud Tweaks

"OpenStack isn’t monolithic and rigid, so it can adapt to changing conditions quickly — which explains its growing support from large cloud vendors." -Jim O’Reilly in Search Cloud Computing

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