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:
Superuser Awards nominations open for OpenStack Summit | OpenStack Superuser
The nominations for the Barcelona Summit Superuser Awards are now open through September 16. Members of the community will have the opportunity to nominate teams using OpenStack in their business while also giving back to the community. The winners will be announced at the Summit in October.
OpenStack Summit in Barcelona will be Last Design Summit | Internet News
The biannual OpenStack Summit has always been unique in that it hosts both developers and users at one event. After this October’s Summit in Barcelona, however, the OpenStack Summit and Design Summit will now be split into two separate events. Developers will attend the Projects Team Gathering event held at a different time. Though most feared that this would isolate developers, the Foundation has stated that the main Summit still needs developers as part of working groups, discussions, and more.
Snapdeal Gives OpenStack a Much-Needed Pre-Summit Fillip | Computer World
This week, Snapdeal announced the launch of their private cloud platform, Snap Cirrus. Snapdeal is India’s largest online marketplace, and Snap Cirrus is built entirely on open source products, including OpenStack. Snap Cirrus covers three data center regions and is now one of the largest OpenStack deployments in the world.
HPE announced a merger with Micro Focus, SUSE’s parent company, this week. Micro Focus and HPE detailed plans to enter into a commercial partnership around the open source company. HPE will be naming SUSE as its preferred Linux partner by the end of 2016. With this merger, SUSE will increase their presence in the cloud business and the two companies will work together closely on OpenStack.
Eric Schabell detailed how to get an OpenStack cloud running in a short timeframe. He described a new tool called QuickStart Cloud Installer (QCI), its background, evolution, and future. Schabell stated that one can get an OpenStack cloud up and working in about four hours.