OpenStack Summit Showcases 'Big Tent' Plans, Containers and More

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2015-05-22

VANCOUVER, B.C.—Every six months, developers and vendors gather at the OpenStack Summit and design events to discuss plans for the open-source cloud platform. The latest summit, held here from May 18 to May 22, along with the Liberty Design Summit, attracted approximately 6,000 attendees. Every OpenStack Summit focuses on user stories, and the Vancouver event was no exception. Amandeep Singh Juneja, senior director of cloud engineering and operations at Walmart Labs, detailed how the world's largest retailer is using OpenStack to help enable its massive operations. Jonathan Chiang, IT chief engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discussed how NASA, one of OpenStack's co-founders, is currently using the technology. Coverage of new technology at the conference included the OpenStack Magnum project, which is set to fully enable a robust model for container deployment in the cloud. Speakers also offered best practices in security and other areas. This eWEEK slide show offers key highlights of the summit.


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