Happy Birthday OpenStack #OpenStack3Bday


Current Mood (Excited)

 

What an incredible journey this has been. We are celebrating 3rd birthday of OpenStack, the Open Source cloud computing software for building clouds. We have had awesome journey so far and will continue rocking.

 

 

#OpenStack3Bday

How it started?

Rackspace + NASA = OpenStack

 

Where are we now? [2] 

Rackspace + RedHat + Canonical + IBM + HP + DELL + Cisco + VMware <Insert your company here, i must have missed 150+ others> = OpenStack

OpenStack Vision

To produce the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private cloud providers regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable.

Our Definition of “OPEN

             Open Source

             Open Design

             Open Development

             Open Community

 

How are we doing?

Code

Over 1000 contributors making project super awesome.

Community

Over 10271 from 124 countries are part of this revolution.

User Story

OpenStack is in production over into multiple domain from research/enterprise/telcos many public private cloud providers are selling services on top of it as well.

Me & OpenStack

I have been lucky to see the overall project grow from beginning & contribute to the project whatever way i can. I made many friends in this tenure & got to know many things about cloud/technology.

 

One More Thing

I see OpenStack giving me freedom to select a particular technology every level of my technology/deployment stack, be it OS/Hypervisor/Network/Storage/DevOps. I see OpenStack as a technology which gives rise to many providers & they take on with commercial vendors. I know every now and then our critics and competitors come up with one or the other theory/analysis/graph/prediction/hypothesis. I am a proud Indian and i believe in what, Mahatma Gandhi father of nation told us

First they ignore you,

then they laugh at you,

then they fight you,

then you win.

 

How can you help & join us?

Its still not late, you can be part of this project many ways. Please go through the links below to understand & join us.

How To Contribute 

How a non developer can contribute to OpenStack

What Next??

I will go eat some cake !!! :D