The second day of OpenStack Summit Portland put the spotlight on the users. Guest appearances by Best Buy, Comcast, HubSpot and others showed that OpenStack is in use and is working in customer environments.
It was also another big day for news.
Rackspace kicked off the morning by showcasing how HubSpot is using an open hybrid cloud infrastructure to power its marketing software. Through a mix of public and private Rackspace clouds and bare metal, HubSpot is able to move workloads between environments and has achieved a four times increase in efficiency of processing workloads.
VMware and Linux distributor Canonical also came out with news today. The two companies are teaming up to enable users to deploy VMware’s vSphere and the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP), with Canonical’s OpenStack distribution.
Also noteworthy, Hortonworks and Red Hat pledged their support for Project Savana, Mirantis’ Hadoop deployment tool for OpenStack.