Short Stack: How OpenStack Might Help Find the Beginning of the Universe and Inside the COA Exam

This week's short stack dives into the OpenStack platform and its uses, including astrophysics, and helps you learn more about Trove.

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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:

A Closer Look at the OpenStack Platform | BetaNews

Ian Barker provided an in-depth look at OpenStack. He dissected the core components of the open source project, as well as their progression over the last 6 years. Barker especially focused on the business advantages to OpenStack adoption, noting that an increasing number of enterprises are choosing OpenStack because of its flexibility. He asserted that the six-month release schedule may become unrealistic as more services become available.

How OpenStack May Help us Find the Beginning of the Universe | CIO

At the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona just a few weeks ago, Dr Rosie Bolton, a Science Data Processor Consortium Project Scientist and Fellow at Square Kilometer Array (SKA), delivered a keynote where she discussed the work happening in the field of astrophysics as well as some of the technical challenges it poses for open source projects like OpenStack. Bolton claimed that SKA will be able to use OpenStack to use find pulsars pointing towards earth, and eventually, the beginning point of the universe.

DBaaS for OpenStack Does Matter (A Lot) | Tesora

Tesora CEO Ken Rugg responded to Mark Shuttleworth’s recent comments about OpenStack Trove. At the recent OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Shuttleworth was quoted in articles saying that OpenStack needed more focus on things critical to the project. Rugg outlined the benefits of the Openstack Trove project and highlighted its benefits within OpenStack.

Inside the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam | OpenStack Superuser

Robert Starmer highlighted the industry’s current desire for OpenStack operators with previous experience.  He detailed specific components of the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam, which is currently being offered by the OpenStack Foundation. Starmer argued that the value of the exam lies in its ability to test functional OpenStack knowledge.

Provision Bare Metal Servers for OpenStack with Ironic |

Ruby Loo, Cloud Software Senior Developer at Intel, reviewed her work as a Core team member working on the bare metal provisioning software OpenStack Ironic, which allows OpenStack to provision bare metal servers. At the recent OpenStack Summit Barcelona, Loo sat down with with Alex Williams, The New Stack Founder, and discussed her background, her work as a Core project member, and what’s in store for OpenStack Ironic.

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