Welcome to the Short Stack, our regular feature where we search for the most intriguing OpenStack news. These links may come from traditional publications or company blogs, but if it’s about OpenStack, we’ll find the best ones.

Here are our latest links:

OpenStack Readies Newton as Mitaka Releases Arrive | EnterpriseTech

While several OpenStack vendors have released their enterprise distributions of OpenStack Mitaka, developers are already preparing for the upcoming Newton release. OpenStack Newton is scheduled to release in the first week of October, with upgrades including troubleshooting services for extending and deploying Neutron.

5 Common Enterprise Questions About OpenStack Security | SC Magazine

Travis McPeak explored the five most common questions asked about OpenStack security by both users and technologists. McPeak detailed whether open source projects are easy to breach, how the OpenStack community keeps vulnerable code out of production, who can help enterprises deploy OpenStack, and more.

Kickstart Your Cloud App Coding Skills | OpenStack Superuser

David Flanders announced that the OpenStack Foundation will host a series of Cloud App Labs at the Barcelona Summit. These labs will be staffed by community experts and allow developers to test the newest cloud application features on an OpenStack public cloud. Developers will have the opportunity to receive one on one lessons during the labs as well.

How-to Streamline Provisioning of Development Databases | Tesora

Tesora CEO Ken Rugg discussed how to streamline the provisioning of development databases in this recent blog post. Rugg detailed how this is possible using the push-button provisioning of a database as a service (DBaaS) offering like OpenStack Trove.

Rackspace Private Cloud, Based on OpenStack, Arrives in New Version | OStatic

This week, Rackspace announced their latest version of their private cloud, version 12 of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack. This new version will focus on the stability and security requirements needed for enterprises. It is based on the Mitaka release.