Can Software-defined networking (SDN) help to automate networking in the cloud, transforming switches into low-cost Linux boxes? Midokura offered guidance during the OpenStack Summit.
At the summit, big news from the OpenStack Foundation was the debut of the OpenStack Marketplace as an online facility to make it easier for users to find products and services. As a physical manifestation of the online marketplace, the OpenStack Summit exhibit hall had a marketplace theme to emphasize the new initiative.
The future of networking will be defined by software. That was the overriding theme after the first day of the inaugural Open Networking Summit, a conference dedicated to software-defined networking (SDN)and OpenFlow, the open source API defined to enable multivendor switches and routers to be programmable.
With the OpenStack Summit in San Diego this week, open cloud headlines were dominated by OpenStack announcements and analysis. But some new criticisms of the project emerged as well. A Forrester analyst cautions that companies may not get a return on their investment with OpenStack.
Canonical had an unexpected hit at OpenStack Summit: It's an Intel-powered, cloud-in-a-box. When Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu Linux, made his keynote speech at OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, he announced many new Ubuntu OpenStack cloud and Juju DevOps initiatives.
In the open source world, a women-only event seems counter-intuitive. Yet I am finding reasons for such events the more I attend them.At the OpenStack Summit, a twice-a-year event where OpenStack contributors get together to plan the next release, the Women of OpenStack group has set up events where we invite the women first.
Even as OpenStack celebrated itself at the OpenStack summit recently, there were rumblings that co-founder Rackspace could be up for sale. It would seem that the Summit proved that the community is strong enough to stand on its own, regardless of what happens with Rackspace.