OpenStack Summit: From Containers to Gaming as a Service

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2015-11-02

At the latest OpenStack Summit, held in Tokyo from Oct. 27 to 30, the open-source cloud community gathered to learn about the current OpenStack Liberty release and to plan for OpenStack's next release, code-named Mitaka. No single theme dominated the event, where discussions touched on a wide array of topics, with an emphasis on deployments in Asia, particularly Japan. While OpenStack was born in the United States in July 2010, as a joint effort of NASA and Rackspace, there are now OpenStack clouds and member companies around the world. Japan's largest carrier, NTT, is a backer and user of OpenStack, as is Yahoo Japan, which is one of the Japan's largest portals. Networking was a particular highlight of the Summit, with multiple vendors and sessions discussing new projects, including Kuryr, which enables Docker container networking inside an OpenStack cloud. Networking also plays a role in the security of OpenStack cloud deployments by enabling the isolation of workloads through different software-defined networking (SDN) methodologies. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some highlights of the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo.


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