Short Stack: Newton Arrives, Neutron Evolves, and Writing a Nova Filter Scheduler for Trove

Check out the latest and greatest OpenStack news, including the arrival of OpenStack Newton, the changing way Neutron is impacting OpenStack networks, 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:

OpenStack Newton Arrives, Promising Advances in Virtualization, Bare-Metal Provisioning and Containers | ZDNet

Newton, the latest version of OpenStack, released this week. Newton is the 14th version of OpenStack, and the OpenStack Foundation has said that most notably this release improves user experience for container cluster management and networking, in addition to scalability and resiliency. Projects like Ironic, Cinder, Neutron, and Trove will receive updates to improved high-availability functionality.

How to Write a Nova Filter Scheduler for Trove | OpenStack Superuser

Time Warner Cable’s Matt Fischer instructed OpenStack users on how to use Nova to schedule instances on OpenStack Trove. He described how to use special Trove flavors, set image metadata and a Nova scheduler, write your own scheduler, and finally, how to execute deployment.

Neutron’s Role Evolves in OpenStack Networks | Computer Weekly

Andre Kindness and Lauren Nelson discussed networking in OpenStack and its corresponding OpenStack project, Neutron. While both Kindness and Nelson acknowledged the networking component of the open source project has lagged in the past, Neutron’s success has ultimately emerged due to the evolution of the larger platform. Neutron has not been a barrier to adoption among Fortune 100 firms but requires much work in the future with the help of a strong core team.

OpenStack Drives Major Changes for Software | Tech Spark

The Tech Spark blog recapped highlights from the first ever OpenStack Days Bristol in the United Kingdom. Richard Haigh of Paddy Power Betfair gave the opening keynote and discussed how OpenStack has completely changed how the company develops and delivers their applications. With the Newton release this week, the event stressed how OpenStack is evolving and especially showing its progress in the enterprise.

OpenStack Days East Keynotes Now Available | Tesora  

Videos of the keynote presentations from August’s OpenStack Days East event in New York City are now available. For those that attended the event or are curious about the event’s content, the keynotes can be found on Tesora’s Youtube channel. More presentations from the event will be posted in the upcoming weeks.

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