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OpenStack Designate Brings DNS as a Service Into Incubation

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    June 12, 2014

From the "It's about time' files:

I've been following the Designate project, which provide OpenStack DesignateDNS-as-a-Service for OpenStack for some time. It's a project that seems painfully obvious to me, enabling DNS features within an OpenStack cloud deployment.

DNS is a critical network service and without it, I really don't understand how OpenStack service providers could possibly properly scale a business. If DNS isn't inside OpenStack it's outside of it, with a more manual and more painful, less 'cloudy' approach.

This week Designate was finally approved to be an official incubated project at OpenStack, which is great news. This means that it's now on track to be an official integrated project, though likely not until 2015 in the OpenStack 'K' release that follows Juno this October.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week - June 6

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    June 06, 2014

"For me obviously he's a traitor. If you look up in the encyclopedia 'traitor' there's a picture of Ed Snowden."

-Marc Andreessen (CNBC)

"They [Kodak] had this notion that, 'You press the button and we do the rest,'" Buytaert said. "It encapsulates how they simplified photography." -
-Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal (eWEEK)

"We want anyone who's interested in the project to support it in whatever way makes sense"
-Neela Jacques, Executive Director of the OpenDaylight Project (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)

"As the FPL, you've got the responsibility, but no actual authority to tell anyone to do things," Miller said. "So you have to find people that have an interest and are aligned with the direction you want to go."

-Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader (InternetNews)

"Disruptive innovation has been the secret to our server success," 

-Paul Perez, vice president and general manager, Cisco UCS, (ServerWatch)

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist