How Can You Contribute to OpenStack? Let Me Count the Ways…

If you’re into OpenStack, you’re probably very well aware that our community is supported by thousands of individual contributors from all over the world, who volunteer their time writing and reviewing code. Now that you know how to get certified, the natural progression – not only to increase attractiveness to recruiters but also create relationships with other ‘Stackers – is to get involved with a project or 20. (more…)

Happy Birthday, OpenStack!

Happy 7th birthday, OpenStack!

Happy 7th birthday, OpenStack!

OpenStack officially celebrated it’s 7th anniversary on July 19, 2017! OpenStack is a robust, diverse, and community-driven powerhouse that supports everything from Database management (Trove) to DNS (Designate) to containers (Magnum), and more. Originating as a collaboration between Rackspace and NASA, in the past seven years, OpenStack has since fostered an open and supportive community, had fifteen major releases and has accepted over 244,438 changes made by nearly 7,000 contributors. According to the last OpenStack User Survey, OpenStack is being used in production for both public and private cloud infrastructure in industries ranging from retail to government and defense; the number of OpenStack deployments has grown by 44% this past year, alone!

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Preparing to Take the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam

OpenStack Summit 2016 Austin

This past week at the OpenStack Summit in Austin Texas I had the privilege of speaking about what it takes to prepare for the OpenStack Foundation’s new Certified OpenStack Administrator exam. I wanted to share with the audience, and now with you, some of the primary steps you need to focus on when becoming a certified professional for administrating OpenStack environments. (more…)