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:
Yesterday, the OpenStack Foundation released Mitaka, the 13th release of its open source cloud platform. Mitaka shows the growing maturity of the OpenStack project, with major companies like Best Buy, Time Warner, and AT&T among hundreds of OpenStack users. Though there are many feature additions, the primary focus for this release was to make the platform easier for cloud operators to manage and to improve the overall experience for OpenStack users.
Rackspace debuts managed private cloud packages to drive up enterprise adoption of OpenStack | ComputerWeekly
Rackspace released OpenStack Everywhere this week. The company is moving to lower the skills barrier to enterprise adoption of OpenStack by releasing this pre-configured private cloud stack featuring the open source software. OpenStack Everywhere will decrease the time it takes to deploy and manage a private cloud by providing enterprise clients with a pre-configured hardware, software, and services stack.
Volkswagen chooses OpenStack for private cloud | NetworkWorld
Volkswagen Group, the second largest car manufacturer in the world, announced this week that they will be using OpenStack to build a private cloud that will host websites for VW, Audi, and Porsche. This private cloud will eventually span thousands of physical nodes across multiple datacenters in the US, Europe, and Asia. When fully built out, VW’s private cloud will be one of the largest OpenStack clouds in production.
Troubleshooting OpenStack: a new book shows you how | OpenStack Superuser
Tony Campbell, Rackspace’s director of training and certification, recently published his book called “Troubleshooting OpenStack”. The book is available in both hard copy and ebook. Campbell says the book is targeted towards experienced system administrators who are new to OpenStack and Individuals who are in the process of deploying OpenStack for evaluation or test but are running into problems.
CoreOS and Intel containerize OpenStack | Datacenter Dynamics
CoreOS is collaborating with Intel to merge Kubernetes container management capabilities with OpenStack. This will create a single software-defined infrastructure (SDI) stack with open source components at the basis. CoreOS says this development is part of their commitment to open source, and that by moving this code upstream anyone will be able to use it as a basis for even larger cloud projects.