“OpenStack […] has been on a meteoric growth curve over the last several years.” -Virtualization Review


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.

"I’m seeing a real maturity start to develop within the ecosystem." -Ben Kepes, Forbes

"OpenStack […] has been on a meteoric growth curve over the last several years." -Keith Ward, Virtualization Review

"If we can get a huge number of people using OpenStack, then we all win." -Jesse Proudman, CTO of Blue Box, in Linux Insider

"Thus, in four years, OpenStack has become the de facto open-source standard for internal cloud platform infrastructure, not unlike how Unix and then Linux became the common platform between the large enterprise vendors." -Alex Handy, SD Times

Survey: OpenStack Dominates Open Source

By: Keith Ward

A survey by Zenoss finds that of 43% of organizations that have implemented cloud computing, 69% are using OpenStack.

OpenStack Gains Traction–Progress Being Made But Still Some Work To Be Done

By: Ben Kepes

Coming out of the OpenStack summit in Paris last month, Ben Kepes takes stock of the OpenStack ecosystem and finds a growing maturity.

Selling a Non-Product: The Multifaceted OpenStack

By: Jack M. Gemain

OpenStack is not a product, per se, which makes it difficult to define the "best" way to deploy it. The debate was front and center at the Paris Summit.

8 Reasons You Don’t Want to Use OpenStack

By: David Fishman

If you’re intent on doing things the old way, enjoy being locked in by vendors, and aren’t concerned about speed or performance, OpenStack is not for you.

OpenStack is Open for Business

By: Alex Handy

While OpenStack can be complicated, its potential for driving business success is huge.



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