Thoughts from OpenStack Summit

Looking back at last week’s OpenStack “Juno” Summit in Atlanta, there were a tremendous number of great conversations and presentations on OpenStack and Chef. With over 4,500 people there, it was exciting to hear about more and more production deployments of OpenStack with Chef (including the likes of Bloomberg and SAP). We were fortunate to share a booth with our friends at Blue Box, talk with enthusiastic users and deployers of OpenStack and give away a Parrot AR.Drone.

We’re excited to see the continued steady progress of OpenStack and the Chef for OpenStack community of users, deployers and operators. There were several Chef-related sessions, Chef’s Matt Ray (co-presenting with Justin Shepherd of Rackspace) presented a Chef for OpenStack Deployment Workshop, (slides available here)

After the Chef Operators session, we’ve got more work ahead of us but we’re already off to a great start. The OpenStack community StackForge cookbooks are under active development on stable and trunk releases. Please join our community and follow our Chef for OpenStack Twitter account or more news as we’re already looking forward to the November OpenStack Summit in Paris!

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Justin Fenton

Former Chef Employee