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:
Comparing AWS and OpenStack Database as a Service | Grounded in the Cloud
Tesora CEO Ken Rugg described the advantages of using OpenStack Database as a Service, and explained how it compares to Amazon’s data services like like RDS or DynamoDB. He highlighted features such as the Tesora DBaaS platform’s ability to run in the data center or public cloud, the large support of the community around OpenStack DBaaS, and the platform’s ability to operate 16 different databases within a single framework.
Trusted with 30 million Email Accounts, atmail Delivers with OpenStack | OpenStack Superuser
The Australia-based company atmail, founded in 1998, provides email solutions for service providers, hosted service provider, telecoms, global corporations and government agencies in Australia and the USA. Recently, atmail decided to use OpenStack for their deployments. This simplified their solutions and in turn made them more cost effective. Atmail chose DreamHost’s DreamCompute cloud computing platform to power their new cloud-based email solutions, which is a fully open source compute service.
Ken Rugg posted his response to a recent blog post published by Rob Hirschfeld, stating his opinion on OpenStack’s need to focus on core services or run the risk of burning out. Rugg continued to discuss the duality of OpenStack– as both a platform, a community, and as both. He argued that there is great value in OpenStack being a collection of projects that deliver cloud infrastructure, developed with a common governance model.
Recently, BMW and Volkswagen both demonstrated that they are embracing open source while building their private clouds. Volkswagen stated that with the progress of OpenStack constantly evolving as well as its increasing popularity, no single proprietary vendor will be able to keep up with OpenStack’s development model. This is a clear indication that private cloud platforms will continue to be built on open source platforms moving forward.
Why Capital One is Embracing Open Source | Opensource.com
Azat Mardan described his experience as a Technology Fellow at Capital One as they increasingly embrace open source. Mardan detailed how Capital One has learned that open source software is actually more secure and reliable for their specific needs. They have formalized open source guidelines and their developers are committed to contributing patches to the open source solutions they use; at OSCON 2015, Capital One released their first open source project, Hygieia.