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:
What’s New in OpenStack’s Newton Release in 2016? | Opensource.com
Rich Bowen reviewed the newest features in the OpenStack Newton release. In addition to numerous smaller improvements, the Newton release especially improved ease of deployment and usability. It also added the new Tacker project, which focused on deploying and managing NFV on OpenStack.
Lionel Gibbons, VP of Marketing at Bright Computing, highlighted OpenStack’s usefulness for enterprise applications. He addressed several benefits to using OpenStack, including flexibility and the avoidance of vendor lock-in. Gibbons’ advice to enterprise companies who are having trouble with OpenStack deployment is to find solutions that focus on entire lifecycle management, including management of the underlying infrastructure .
How the New Project Team Gathering Affects OpenStack Ocata | OpenStack Superuser
Heidi Joy Tretheway and Doug Hellmann discussed the upcoming Project Team Gathering (PTG) which will take place in 2017. The PTG is a new event hosted by the OpenStack Foundation every six months, coinciding with the beginning of each release cycle. The first ever PTG will be held in February in Atlanta, three months before the Ocata release and the OpenStack Summit in Boston.
Tesora has compiled a master list of all major Database as a Service (DBaaS) solutions. For those who may be interested in DBaaS services and software but don’t know which offering best suits their needs, this resource is extremely helpful. For those looking for an open source solution, consider OpenStack Trove.