Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, on Monday kicked off the summit by announcing the roll out of base interoperability tests and requirements that will help define a common core for all OpenStack products. This process, called DefCore, means certain standards must be met in each OpenStack-powered environment, whether private, public or hybrid.
By establishing these standards, the foundation is defining specs for minimum OpenStack functionality so users can know what bare components to expect in any OpenStack cloud deployment.
OpenStack Foundation board member Rob Hirschfeld said creating a federated cloud environment has been a driving vision of the OpenStack community since the open source operating system first launched in July 2010.
Check out this video from our storyteller Jacob Forbis on how the DefCore process is driving OpenStack interoperability around the world: