Short Stack: Mirantis announces OpenStack as a Service, 5 ways OpenStack makes IT better and OpenStack case studies

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5 Ways OpenStack Improves Enterprise IT | Network Computing

If your company is looking for reasons to try OpenStack, you might want to have a look at this post. It outlines five reasons OpenStack could improve IT, including a couple of surprising ones.You wouldn't think for instance, that OpenStack, which is designed to offer an open source alternative to AWS, would also provide a way to extend your investment in it.

Red Hat's CEO Sees Open Source Cloud Domination | Forbes

I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the top of OpenStack vendors sees a future where the cloud is dominant or that he wants his company to be one of the vendors that leads the way. Of course so does every vendor, large or small,  so he's not alone in that goal. 

An Ideal OpenStack Developer | Mark McLoughlin

McLoughlin published his speech from the recent OpenStack Summit verbatim and it's well worth a read. He delves into the power of the OpenStack community and what skills you need to be a great OpenStack developer. There's humor and lots of detail here. Ultimately, he's just trying to start a conversation.

Exploring OpenStack cloud case studies |

Are you still one of the many companies dabbling in OpenStack or perhaps just considering it at your company? How about reading some use cases to see how it works and how you might be able to apply that to projects in your company.

Mirantis to offer on-demand OpenStack private cloud | GigaOm

While OpenStack is a powerful framework, it remains difficult to install because of how it's designed, in multiple modules. Mirantis wants to remove the complexity by making OpenStack a cloud service you can tap into. What's more, it's private so that you get your own dedicated servers loaded with the OpenStack framework --and then you can go to town.