First OpenStack Release Now Available

Today, OpenStack announced the “Austin” code release of OpenStack Compute and Object Storage.  Over the course of 3 months, OpenStack has built an active community of contributors, delivered on its code release and feature commitments, attracted new member organizations and has received significant interest from enterprises and service providers. This release is a reflection of the strong commitment from the community to building an open source industry standard.

OpenStack Object Storage

The code for OpenStack Object Storage, a highly available cloud storage platform based on source code from Rackspace Cloud Files, was made available as a developer preview in July.  The Austin release allows for easier installation and deployment and comes with dozens of bug fixes and feature additions including:

  • Statistics processor
  • Enhanced access control
  • User-defined metadata.

OpenStack Compute

The initial release of OpenStack Compute, a large-scale compute provisioning engine, is ready for testing and prototyping, and users are encouraged to participate in the open development process by installing the code and providing feedback.  The goal with this release is to create an easier path to adoption for the three stakeholder communities:

  • Service providers building cloud offerings
  • Enterprises and government agencies deploying private clouds
  • The ecosystem of cloud technology providers integrating with OpenStack.

Click here to read the full press release.

The OpenStack community will determine the roadmap for the next two releases, starting with the “Bexar” release in January, at the next Design Summit, November 9-12, in San Antonio, Texas:

Three months into the project, OpenStack has reached some significant milestones and that is attributed to the support and active participation from the community. If you would like to get involved, follow on Twitter @openstack, join the IRC channel freenode #openstack, read the blog Want to contribute? Click here.

Before leaving in 2016, Angela ran integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started in 2003 and did everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement. Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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