Short Stack: GoDaddy takes OpenStack sponsor plunge, OpenStack enterprise readiness and where OpenStack and Python meet

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One more into the pool: GoDaddy joins OpenStack effort | GigaOm

GoDaddy had been an OpenStack supporter for some time now, but this week it became a corporate sponsor. As the article points out, they had originally been CloudStack users, but made the transition to OpenStack, so this final move is a commitment to OpenStack in a big way.

Is OpenStack Ready for the Enterprise? Maybe. | Continuum

This post looks at the readiness of OpenStack. Given that many different enterprises already support it as sponsors, it's certainly being used in business, but this article looks at larger questions of readiness and finds there are still gaps and it depends on what you're trying to do.

The Intersection of the OpenStack and Python Communities | Doug Hellmann

OpenStack is part of of a broader Python community and Doug Hellman has written an essay on how the two can work together to produce code that will benefit OpenStack, as well as the broader Python community at large. 

Parallels CEO Birger Steen on cloud, OpenStack | FierceCIO:TechWatch

FierceCIO Editor Paul Mah spoke Parallels CIO Birger Steen about the cloud and OpenStack recently at the Parallels user conference. He learned that while Parallels is a supporter of OpenStack, he would like to see the ability to have end-to-end billing across the platform, an area he currently sees a weakness that needs to be addressed.

Shuttleworth says Ubuntu is sticking with MySQL | ZDNet

In a move I certainly considered surprising, Shuttleworth said it was sticking with MySQL as its database of choice. Companies leery of Oracle's control have started moving to other open source databases like MariaDB over the last year, but the fact a Linux company is sticking with it, is a bit of surprise. But given that Shuttleworth has a great deal of work invested in making MySQL work with its products, perhaps it's not so shocking.