OpenStack Support with Intel Inside

By Jose Zero
Technology Director, StackVelocity

We said it before, and we’ll say it again: It’s an exciting time to be a part of the OpenStack community!

Since its inception five years ago, OpenStack has become the de facto standard for open source cloud solutions. A 2014 Linux.com survey identified OpenStack as the world’s most popular open-source cloud project, and as enterprise use cases have accumulated over the past year, evidence continues to mount that OpenStack is here to stay.

“OpenStack is an open source cloud platform that has become a compatibility standard for the private cloud market,” wrote Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson in her May 18 report, “OpenStack is Ready — Are You?,” citing “Notable Fortune 100 enterprises like BMW, Disney, and WalMart have irrefutably proven that OpenStack is viable for production environments.”

That’s exciting stuff, and StackVelocity is “all aboard” the OpenStack train, but we share Daniel Chow’s sentiments, shared recently in Computerworld:

“Yet I’d argue that many of the organizations interested in adopting open-source OpenStack are not in the best position to do so, nor are they taking the right KPIs into perspective when evaluating it. I believe that adopting OpenStack has the potential to save money and increase computing power — I’m a huge fan, in fact — but a successful deployment really depends upon your company’s provider relationships.”

We couldn’t agree more. And that’s where StackVelocity contributes its value to the OpenStack community. Specifically, we focus on cloud orchestration, validation, and deployment resources for OpenStack, as well as insights into pre-validated solutions, all of which are part of our services lineup.

We will be showcasing our services and solutions at OpenStack Silicon Valley, August 26-27, and sponsoring a session on “OpenStack Support with Intel Inside.”

During this session, I’ll share the principal elements and differentiating characteristics of “OpenStack with Intel inside.” I’ll highlight the dynamic (no reboot) characteristics of the Xeon-based, dual-socket platforms, which are central to enhancing data center efficiency. In addition, we’ll talk about how topical software support can make large-scale deployment of those dynamic characteristics sustainable, reliable, and efficient.

So, if you’d like to leave this valuable, two-day event with some hands-on knowledge and step-by-step instructions for building an OpenStack Intel-based instance, we hope you’ll join us in Mountain View at the Computer History Museum on Wednesday, August 26, from 1:30 – 1:55 p.m. And be sure to stop by our exhibit to see our rack-level integrated solutions for customers who want to “unlock the power of OpenStack” at scale.

See you there!

Image by Flickr user Marianna.

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