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OpenStack Ocata: Containers all the Way Down

24 Feb 2017 11:48am, by

On Wednesday, the OpenStack community released OpenStack Ocata, the 15th version of this open source software for building cloud services. This release is of particular interest to us in how much it fully embraces containers. You might remember a year ago, we heard a lot of hyperbole of how containers and container orchestration engines could extinguish the need for OpenStack.

But now we are finding that are many useful ways of pairing OpenStack with containers. Ocata not only offers greater support for many containerization frameworks but also uses containers themselves to ease the process of installing and updating OpenStack.

We grabbed a few minutes with Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation to learn more about Ocata and all the synergies that are coming with container usage, as well as talk a bit about the upcoming OpenStack Summit 2017, taking place May 8 – 11, in Boston.

Topics:

1:38: The OpenStack developer gathering currently under way.
2:57: Where the Ocata name came from.
4:47: Ocata’s accelerated schedule.
6:42: How OpenStack now interacts with containers.
12:13: What containers bring to OpenStack.
13:13: How Ocata release would work for the new users installing OpenStack for the first time, or to someone with a long-running OpenStack deployment.
17:40: Multi-cloud deployments.
22:11: The 2017 OpenStack Summit.

Feature image: Barcelona street art.


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