Wrapping up a great week at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver where Zenko sponsored of the Superuser Awards. We had the honor to hand the trophy to the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), a group of scientists that uses OpenStack to build the Cancer Genome Collaboratory: a cloud that enables research on the world’s largest and most comprehensive cancer genome dataset.
@OICR_news wins @OpenStack SuperUser award #OpenStackSummit pic.twitter.com/WIYMWhAKXq
— Sean Kerner (@TechJournalist) May 21, 2018
We like to see technology used to really improve the world by solving very difficult problems. The Superuser Award couldn’t be better placed, in the hands of small teams with highly constrained resources providing inspiration, amusement and wonder thanks to open source.
We hear inspiring stories from open source users all the time and that’s why we loved being with OpenStack: we’d love to see Zenko’s multi-cloud and replication capabilities added to the toolboxes of developers fixing the hard problems of the world.
Outside of the keynotes, the Zenko team spent time in Vancouver going to sessions, meeting the press and getting to know the ever changing OpenStack community. For me, this was the 13th OpenStack Summit (my first was in Boston, 2011). Years after, I found a strong group of people highly motivated to put OpenStack at the center of the infrastructure world. The announcements of the Kata Containers project and the spin-off of Zuul as its own project outside of OpenStack-infra team mark a pivotal moment for the Foundation. The comments we’ve heard on the Marketplace seemed all positive which seems to confirm the maturity of a community that has navigated across the hype cycle.
As is OpenStack tradition, most of the talks have been recorded and are already available online. Zenko’s team recommended selection is below, starting with our own Introduction to MetalK8s: An opinionated Kubernetes distribution:
- A DevOps State of Mind: Continuous Security with Kubernetes
- Lower the barriers, or how to make hassle free opensource events
- Defending the Cloud Castle: The OpenStack Weapons and Warriors That Are Keeping Security Threats at Bay
- OpenStack Roadmap: Learn what’s coming in the Rocky release
- Zuul: Testing the Future
- Zuul v3 For Gating
- Open CD for Open Infrastructure – Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployments with Spinnaker
- Meet Kata Containers 1.0
Safe travels back to everybody! If you have questions for us, please use the forums!