Icehouse Release Webinar


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Outline of the Icehouse release webinar moderated by Mark Collier, who was joined by Kamhout of Intel and Troy Toman of Rackspace, both of whom have experience operating OpenStack clouds. Check out what’s new in the Icehouse release and how the voice of the user is coming through loud and clear in our maturing platform.

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Icehouse Release Webinar

  1. 1. OpenStack Icehouse Release Webinar April 17, 2014
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  3. 3. 3 OpenStack Icehouse Speakers Mark Collier Chief Operating Officer OpenStack Foundation @sparkycollier Das Kamhout IT Principal Engineer Intel @dkamhout Troy Toman Cloud Architect Rackspace @troytoman Moderator
  4. 4. 4 OpenStack Cloud Platform
  5. 5. 5 “OpenStack has crossed the threshold and will become another de facto IaaS standard before the end of the year, when OpenStack compatibility will be a must, not a nice-to-have.” Source: Forrester Research, Inc., State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q1 2014, March 2014
  6. 6. 6 Thank You Icehouse Contributors!
  7. 7. 7 How Icehouse Delivers What Users Want Operators Mini-Summit March 2014
  8. 8. 8 How Icehouse Delivers What Users Want User requests Icehouse delivers Upgrades without downtime Rolling upgrades with no impact to user workloads Drivers should supply consistent experience 50 external testing systems now part of how OpenStack is created Use public & private cloud with a single ID Keystone added federated identity to Icehouse (CERN) More automation of common tasks Database as a service Consistent platform Cross-project coordination and state management, boot process Storage Improvements - Tiered Block Storage - API discoverability & s-sync: Object Storage Icehouse page: List of 350 features:
  9. 9. 9 OpenStack Icehouses Technology Themes Operator-Driven Updates Mature Integrated Release Efficiency at Scale • Testing for drivers and upgrades • Rolling upgrades with no downtime • Easier to manage, reliability and consistency across services • Innovation happening through the incubation process • Object Storage discoverability and replication options (s-sync) • Block Storage horizontal scalability • Data layer performance improvements for large deployments Tighter Platform Integration • Boot process reliability across platform services • Consistency across services
  10. 10. 10 Key Growth Stats Developer Growth 1,202 contributors to Icehouse; a 32% increase from the Havana release Total Number of Features Approximately 350 new features; focus on testing, maturity and stability this release cycle Bugs Fixed 2,902 bugs fixed during the Icehouse release cycle Top Companies Committing Code Red Hat, IBM, HP, Rackspace, Mirantis, SUSE, OpenStack Foundation, eNovance, VMware, Intel; users in top 20 include Samsung, Yahoo! and Comcast Translations Dashboard now supports 16 languages; internationalization team translated nearly 700,000 words during Icehouse cycle Testing 53 third-party CI systems registered in Icehouse cycle, starting from less than five
  11. 11. 11 What are the most significant changes you’ve seen from Havana to Icehouse?
  12. 12. 12 How has OpenStack evolved within your organization?
  13. 13. 13 How do your teams work inside the community to succeed with OpenStack?
  14. 14. 14 Atlanta Summit: May 12 – 16, 2014