May 2014

    OpenStack Going Mainstream - Notes from the OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014

    I attended almost every OpenStack summit event over the past few years, including last year in Hong Kong and Portland, and even lead the OpenStack community in Israel...but somehow, this year the OpenStack Summit felt completely different than any of the previous events. I  feel like OpenStack is coming into...

    The OpenStack Summit - In Bits and Byte-Size Pieces

    The Ninth Semi-Annual Openstack Summit, was held last week (12th-16th of May, 2014) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The corresponding release is called Icehouse and design sessions for the next release (Juno) were also conducted. Attendance was quite impressive with over 6,000 registered and about 100 booths...

    OpenStack in Numbers - The Real Stats

    One thing that I like about working with an open source community like OpenStack is that you get direct access not just to the source code itself, but to its users and ecosystem as well.  This allows you to be less exposed to marketing spins, and actually analyze our actions...

    How to Install Devstack over Virtual Box using Vagrant

    Many of us often times need to develop and test on OpenStack, however this becomes cumbersome as OpenStack releases new versions, where each needs to be installed and configured from scratch. I found that a good solution is to install DevStack over a VirtualBox, but the challenge here is to...

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to All Things OpenStack Atlanta

    Recommendations from the experts of what to stay tuned for at OpenStack Atlanta. Ok, so you’ve arrived and now you’re heading out to the OpenStack Design Summit…but there’s just so much going on, you don’t even know where to begin.  Here’s our expert guide for what to look forward to...

    OpenStack Atlanta Here We Come

    The OpenStack Summit is about to begin and Team Cloudify has landed in Atlanta! Once again we are looking forward to an action packed week with our fellow stackers and are ready to make some noise around some juicy updates. The latest and greatest version of Cloudify, version 3.0, is...

    The Heat is on with OpenStack Icehouse

    OpenStack Orchestration Moves up the Stack OpenStack Icehouse, the Ninth OpenStack Release, was announced at the last summit and was named for a street in Hong Kong. The Icehouse release is primarily focused on stability and maturity. The release marks another milestone in the growth of the project.  Just a...

    OpenStack Heat and DevStack on HP Cloud

    Openstack is clearly making waves and rapidly becoming the de-facto standard in private clouds. In the last few releases, its orchestration engine, Heat, which was originally inspired by Amazon CloudFormation, is getting more mature with more desired functionality. I wanted to share my experience with setting up my own Heat...

    Making Chef as Easy as Ansible

    In his book Taste Test, Matt Jaynes compares a few popular configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, SaltStack and Ansible. Cloudify - plug in ANY TOOL. Check it out.  Go Jaynes points to some of the areas of complexity within Chef in comparison to Ansible. According to Jaynes, Chef’s...

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