OpenStack Summit in Paris Puts Open-Source Cloud on Display

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2014-11-12

The second OpenStack Summit of 2014, which was held in Paris Nov. 3-7, provided users, vendors and developers with an opportunity to discuss, debate and demonstrate the latest technologies and trends in the OpenStack open-source cloud platform. OpenStack originally got started in 2010 thanks to a partnership between Rackspace and NASA. Since then, it has grown significantly and now includes the participation of many of the world's leading IT vendors, including IBM, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Cisco, AT&T, Ericsson, NEC and VMware, among others. The Paris Summit was an opportunity to talk about the recent Juno release, which debuted on Oct. 16 and includes new big data and storage features. OpenStack Summits aren't just about vendors and existing technology, though; they are also about developers. The design of the next major release of the cloud platform, known as Kilo, was debated and discussed during the Design Summit portion of the event. Another key part of every OpenStack Summit are user stories, and the Paris event was no exception. Users from BMW, CERN, Tapjoy and Expedia were among the many who shared their experiences and advice on OpenStack cloud deployment and usage. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the OpenStack Paris Summit.


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