Short Stack: Getting to Know Newton and a Fresh Look at DBaaS

This week's Short Stack celebrates the latest developments in OpenStack, including the Newton release, and catching up with DBaaS.

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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:

Telecoms Love the OpenStack Cloud | ZDNet

Heavy Reading recently released the results of a survey that reported 85.8% of telecom respondents find OpenStack to be critical to their success. The survey was commissioned by the OpenStack Foundation and examined the current usage and adoption plans of communications service providers, especially concerning network functions virtualization (NFV), where OpenStack has become the infrastructure platform of choice.

Recognizing OpenStack Cloud Contributors — Including Those Who Don’t Code | OStatic

Sam Dean discussed how prominent OpenStack has become in the enterprise. A large factor in what made OpenStack successful, of course, is its contributors. While the Contributor Awards at the upcoming OpenStack Summit will focus mostly on those who contribute code, there will also be a way for those who contribute in other meaningful ways to be acknowledged with this year’s Active Contributor Award.

Lessons Learned as an OpenStack Day Organizer |

Frank Days of Tesora and Sharone Zitzman of Gigaspaces reflected on the challenges of organizing an OpenStack Day event. Days said he believes regional OpenStack Day events to be important because they offer those who may be new to OpenStack a means of learning more about the project without the investment of attending the OpenStack Summit. Both agreed that getting local meetup organizers involved from day one is a key to a successful event.

53 New Things to Look For In OpenStack Newton | Mirantis

Nick Chase detailed over fifty of the newest features in the latest OpenStack release. Last week’s Newton release showcased how OpenStack has reached its goal of supporting cloud-native applications in all forms, including virtual machines, containers, and bare metal. Chase highlighted updates in projects including Neutron, Nova, Cinder, and more.

What’s New in Database as a Service? | Tesora

Proving that the Database as a Service (DBaaS) market is expanding, Google recently announced the availability of three new database services: Cloud SQL, Cloud Datastore, and Cloud Bigtable. Around the same time, a new report stated that the DBaaS market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 65% from 2016 to 2020. It’s clear that organizations are embracing cost-effective DBaaS solutions and will continue to do so in the coming years.  

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