This week, the seventh major milestone release of OpenStack is officially becoming generally available. The OpenStack Grizzly release comes after six months of active development with some 7,620 patches contributed from 517 contributors.
Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation told Datamation that maturity and scalability are key themes of the Grizzly release.
The Grizzly release provides a number of new capabilities that will have a direct impact on cloud scalability.
One such capability is the Cells feature in the Nova Compute module that will enable multiple Nova Compute modules to be managed by a single Nova API. The other is a Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) capability in the Quantum Networking module.
Among the new storage capabilities debuting in OpenStack Grizzly is a Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) feature in the OpenStack Swift storage project.