OpenStack Foundation Brings Users to the Forefront
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While the new OpenStack Foundation provides a model for participating vendor organizations to contribute, it also includes a model for user participation.
Among the users that now has representation in the new OpenStack Foundation is CERN.
"CERN’s business is fundamental physics, finding out what the universe is made of and how it works," Tim Bell, group leader of the OIS group at CERN told Datamation. "We are moving towards a large scale Infrastructure as a Service cloud based on OpenStack with up to 15,000 servers to analyze the 25PB of data a year from the Large Hadron Collider."
Bell noted that OpenStack is maturing rapidly, both in terms of functionality and stability.
"As the user community gains more experience of production usage, we need to close the feedback loop with the developers to identify areas which can be improved further," Bell said. "The user committee provides a forum to gather and prioritizes these requirements from enterprise, academic and service provider users along with the 38 user groups throughout the world."