Short Stack: Looking Back at Barcelona and Harnessing the Power of the Four Opens

Check out the latest news about OpenStack, including a look at the Barcelona, a new standards announcement, and more.

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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:

Forrester: OpenStack and AWS Are Now Crowned Cloud Standards | Ostatic

Sam Dean shared highlights from last week’s OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, especially the success of OpenStack’s interoperability. According to Forrester Research’s most recent report, “The State of Cloud Platform Standards, Q4 2016,” OpenStack and AWS are now deemed the ‘cloud standards’. Given that OpenStack is only 6 years old, 451 Research also noted that it possesses a powerful ecosystem including enterprise adopters like Best Buy, Comcast, Disney, and Walmart.

OpenStack Revenue to Hit $5 Billion by 2020 | InformationWeek

According to the OpenStack Pulse 2016 report by 451 Research, revenue from products based on OpenStack is increasing at a 35% compound annual growth rate. Last year, 451 Research analysts said that the OpenStack market would be valued at $2.5 billion in 2017, however this year’s Pulse report confirms the OpenStack market will exceed $5 billion annually by 2020.

Harnessing the Power of the Four Opens | OpenStack Superuser

OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier weighed in on the importance of the reasoning behind collaboration in open source projects. Collier discussed the feature of VLAN-aware VMs, which allows companies to run their virtual network functions (VNFs) in an OpenStack cloud as well as use per-tenant VLANs to get traffic to them. Over 50 people in 15 countries worked together to make this feature available in the OpenStack Newton release. Collier said this exemplifies the ‘Four Opens’, or laws of collaboration: open source, open design, open development, and open community.

What You Missed at OpenStack Barcelona | Mirantis

Mirantis’ Nick Chase provided an in-depth look at the highlights from last week’s OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. Chase recapped major user stories, research findings from 451 Research, important facts from the 2016 User Survey, community announcements, and his favorite demos.

Building the Stack Above and Below OpenStack | The Next Platform

With the recent OpenStack Newton release and OpenStack Summit, Timothy Prickett Morgan discussed the history of the open source project and its evident progression. Morgan evaluated OpenStack as taking steps towards being a more polished, enterprise-grade product. He interviewed Jonathan Bryce, who talked in-depth about the roadmap for OpenStack’s future.

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