In this week’s news: a name has been chosen for the next release, user groups celebrate OpenStack’s 4th birthday around the world, Mirantis and Oracle partner, Red Hat releases Ceph 1.2 and more…


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.

Mirantis and Oracle Partner on OpenStack

By: Sean Michael Kerner

Mirantis and Oracle partner in a deal that offers support t Mirantis customers that want to deploy clouds with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.

##[How DreamHost is reinventing itself with OpenStack](
By: Jonathan LaCour

Dreamhost has a strong commitment to the open source philosophy. They just released their first product built on OpenStack.

##[Red Hat releases Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2](
By: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Two months after Red Hat acquired InkTank, Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2 was released, with erasure coding, cache tiering and an update to Calamari.

>*”There are now more than 70 global user groups and 17,000 community members across 139 countries, spanning more than 370 organizations — all contributing to the project’s success.”* — from [Virtual Bridges](

>*”Right now as we talk, the IT world is either moving systems to different cloud services or thinking about how to do this because the benefits of cloud are very big.”* — from [Diego Andres Sonvico](

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