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Catching up with OpenStack Summit — a news roundup

on November 8, 2013


For those of us who could not get to Hong Kong for this week’s OpenStack Summit, here are some highlights out of that event.

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  • The seeming strength of interest in OpenStack among businesses in China surprised eWeek’s Sean Kerner. One of the concerns around OpenStack in the U.S. is that, while there’s a ton of vendor action, posturing and alliances all over the place, real customer adoption remains a concern going into year 4 of OpenStack’s existence.
  • The OpenStack PaaS picture got more interesting with news that Ubuntu is teaming up with Cloud Foundry to make sure the PaaS runs well on Ubuntu’s OpenStack distribution. That deal echoes an earlier pact between Piston and Cloud Foundry
  • There was considerable talk going into the show about whether OpenStack, an open-source framework for IaaS, will move “up the stack” to become a PaaS. That prompted worry that it will clash with its ecosystem…

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