Welcome to the Short Stack, our regular feature where we search for the most intriguing OpenStack news. These links may come from traditional publications or company blogs, but if it’s about OpenStack, we’ll find the best ones.

Here are our latest links:

OpenStack in Focus: Soundbytes from this Week | OStatic

Sam Dean looks back on the OpenStack highlights from this past week. He examined Rich Bowen’s talk on OpenStack at LinuxCon, Red Hat and Mirantis’ new OpenStack distributions, and the Linux Foundation’s collaboration with edX to host a new, free OpenStack class.

5 New OpenStack Guides and Tutorials | Opensource.com

Jason Baker took an in-depth look at five new OpenStack tutorials and guides available to the community. The list includes Christian Berendt’s guide on using Ansible fact caching to speed up Kolla, Cloudwatt’s guide to GlusterFS and ownCloud, Matt Fischer’s instructions for cleaning up databases, Major Hayden’s guide to anti-affinity groups, and Lars Kellogg-Stedman’s tutorial on using YAQL in Heat.

How to Find Your First OpenStack Job | Linux.com

The OpenStack Foundation’s Anne Bertuccio addressed frequently asked questions about working on OpenStack professionally. She recommended assessing qualification levels by scouting OpenStack job postings, using various resources to improve Python proficiency, and locating different sites that post OpenStack jobs.

Gartner Market Guide for Database as a Service Hits the Bullseye | Tesora

Frank Days explored Gartner’s findings in their “Market Guide for Database Platform as a Service”. The report confirmed that the Database as a Service (DBaaS) market continues to gain momentum as products mature. As there is an increase in the acceptance of the cloud, companies are beginning to realize their savings potential.

SmartNICS: Give your OpenStack Network a Boost | InfoWorld

The OpenStack Foundation’s April 2016 user survey conveyed a strong community interest in server-based networking. Enterprises are growing more interested in how server- based networking can be deployed, and in the survey users showed a high level of interest in SDN/NFV, containers, and bare-metal deployments. This growing interest level can be seen in the biggest datacenters in the world (Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services) which use server-based networking.