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, HPC, and Public Clouds: What’s on the Horizon | OpenStack Superuser
Ildiko Vancsa discussed high-performance computing (HPC) and public clouds with Mike Kelly, the CEO of DataCentred. DataCentred has the largest UK-owned and operated public OpenStack cloud. Kelly discussed some of the benefits of using OpenStack in the UK, and noted that containers, community clouds, and hybrid clouds will be some of the biggest challenges for the public cloud industry in the future.
Treat Databases as Cattle, not Pets | Enterprise Tech
Tesora CTO Amrith Kumar provided advice on how to manage one’s databases. He advised that instead of managing each database individually with great care, it is possible to take a collective approach. With database as a service (DBaaS) platforms that treat databases as “cattle,” you can manage databases consistently. This model allows users to manage multiple types of databases economically.
The OpenStack Documentation team, started by Anne Gentle, announced some changes to the OpenStack Installation Guide. Before the Mitaka release, the Documentation Team wrote and maintained the installation guide strictly for the Defcore projects: Nova, Nova, Glance, Keystone, Neutron, Cinder, Horizon and several others. Moving forward, the team will create a system that lets each project write its own installation guide which will later be published to the main documentation site.
Pete Pawelski discussed the need for a businesses to provide a comprehensive support program for their customers’ OpenStack environments, given that more of the world is building data centers with OpenStack at their core. He argued that a critical part of supporting the open source community is to provide support collaborations needed to making using OpenStack simple.