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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The OpenStack community is meeting this week and they are in a fighting mood. They fashion themselves as the Davids taking on the Goliaths that are Amazon, Google and Microsoft. They are rebels inside IT and they want you to know they are coming.
At the OpenStack Summit this week in Atlanta, OpenStack Foundation executive director Jonathan Bryce gave a stirring speech to the 4500 strong participants. He made the point that OpenStack had made great strides. He talked about the software-defined economy in which the cloud has evened the product development playing field and he noted that OpenStack had a role in a growing number of significant companies.
OpenStack has a vibrant community of users. If you want proof take a look at the gathering this week in Atlanta, but what the community has lacked is a central place to share products and services built around the OpenStack ecosystem. That changed this week when OpenStack Foundation announced the new OpenStack Marketplace.
We all know by now that Oracle, IBM, Rackspace and HP are all invested in OpenStack, but what you might not know is that Intel, yes the chip maker Intel, has also invested heavily in the technology and this piece outlines Intel's approach ot OpenStack.
You've been reading this post every week and you're dying to experiment with OpenStack, but you just don't have the machine to do it. Canonical wants to help. At the OpenStack Summit this week Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth introduced an orange box running Ubuntu of course, that contains 10 servers running Intel i5 chips for around 12 grand. And with this little baby, you can run your grand OpenStack experiments to your heart's content and see what happens.