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Boston OpenStack Summit Recap!

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

The Boston OpenStack Summit wrapped up successfully on the 11th of May 2017. There was thousands of attendees from all parts of the world who flew into Boston, city of the Red Sox, in order to learn more about OpenStack, connect with other users and keep up with the newest announcements in the OpenStack ecosystem.

One of the highlights of the OpenStack Summit was the interop challenge. It was introduced a few years ago to demonstrate that OpenStack and the open standards that it comes with are indeed something that does work and co-exist.

At the Boston summit, VEXXHOST alongside 14 other clouds ran the same exact codebase to deploy Kubernetes on OpenStack successfully. In order to push the boundaries even more, a few clouds joined in and we formed a multi-cloud CockroachDB cluster.

In addition, the foundation released several big and interesting announcements such as the addition of the new remotely managed private cloud service under the marketplace, which could be more easily understood as “Private-Cloud-as-a-Service”. This sort of service has been something that we have offered for quite sometime now. Therefore, it is very exciting for it to be an official part of the marketplace.

There was many different major OpenStack users which were present. Another interesting and exciting fact about the OpenStack conference in Boston is the new customers showing up to tell their OpenStack story, rather than the same companies. This means that OpenStack is actively continuing to grow with many new years being added constantly and many more to come.

This summit was a huge success and it was the first one that ran under the “Forum” format. That "Forum" format allowed users, operators and developers to sit together and discuss many of the specific details in order to have a more clear and user oriented roadmap for developers moving forward. We hope to see many of our clients that we have met at this Boston summit in the next one at Sydney and we will also be part of the upcoming OpenStack meetups happening in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.

To stay updated, don't forget to keep an eye on our blog located on the VEXXHOST website. Lastly, don't forget to also follow us on Twitter - @vexxhost - for more cloud computing news!

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