There has been a lot of talk about OpenStack lately, last week Vancouver hosted the OpenStack Summit bringing us quite a few announcements about the open source cloud computing project. Among the highlights of the five days conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software we have the Board of Directors of the foundation which approved Parallels, the hosting and cloud services company mostly known for its desktop virtualization software, as Gold Member.
Red Hat announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHELOSP) 7, based on OpenStack Kilo alongside CloudForms 3.2 which allows users to put a deeper level of policy enforcement, automation, monitoring, etc on top of OpenStack deployments.
Focusing on OpenStack itself a couple of new projects has been presented on stage and among them we find Magnum, a multi-tenant Containers-as-a-Service service intended to help deploying and managing containerized apps leveraging a combination of OpenStack own tools, Docker, Kubernetes and Flannel.
The last takeaway from this summit is that the majority of community’ contributions have been focused on the recent containers trend improving improving their integration and optimizing OpenStack orchestration layer with a special focus on the service provider industry.