Short Stack: Icehouse arrives, OpenStack for IoT and experimenting with OpenStack

Welcome to the Short Stack, our weekly feature where we search for the most intriguing OpenStack links to share with you. These links may come from traditional publications or company blogs, but if it's about OpenStack, we'll find the best links we can to share with you every week.

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Here we go with this week's links:

short stack_b small_0_0.jpgIcehouse: New OpenStack cloud arrives | ZDNet

Icehouse, the latest and greatest version of OpenStack is finally here and veteran technology journalist, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, who has been covering open source for years, explains what's new and why you should be paying attention.

TryStack makes OpenStack experimentation easy | OpenSource

As this weekly feature attests, there is a lot of interest in OpenStack as a project and it may have gotten your attention. Like anything new, it's not always easy to just jump in and use it, so OpenStackt created TryStack, which lets you experiment with OpenStack safely. In this interview, the project lead at Red Hat explains how it works.

The Cloudcast #138 - Blocking on OpenStack's Storage Door | dZone

If you're interested in getting down and dirty in OpenStack storage and how it works, listen to this Podcast on dZone's Java Lobby, and if you're not familiar with dZone, check it out. It's a great developer community with lots of good information.

OpenStack Icehouse Supports Rolling Upgrades and Tighter Overall Integration | Huffington Post

Another article on the advantages of switching to Icehouse. In particular administrators are going to love the ability to conduct rolling upgrades, a feature that had been conspicuously missing prior to this. What it means is less downtime as you can upgrade different parts of the system without taking the entire thing down to do it --and that's huge.

Here’s a startup that wants to be an OpenStack for the internet of things | GigaOm

OpenStack, it seems is showing up everywhere including the Internet of Things, which essentially are networked sensors broadcasting to the world, but when you have billions of sensors of broadcasting, how is anyone going to make sense of all that information? That's where a new startup called OpenSensors, which is built on OpenStack comes into play.