Welcome to the first daily recap of the OpenStack Summit. Stephen Spector and I will post a daily recap of highlights of the day along with information from Dell sessions, keynotes, and various interviews with ecosystem solution providers. Be sure to follow us at @SpectorAtDell and @RafaelKnuth during the day for the latest OpenStack information. 

Dell Booth

The Dell booth contained several of our latest servers including new ARM servers as well as Project Sputnik laptops running the game Minecraft on an OpenStack cloud. Attendees had plenty of time to learn about Dell and OpenStack as well as play some Minecraft. We will do some videos tomorrow to provide more information on the solutions in the booth.


From Grizzly to Havana: A DevOps Upgrade Pattern with Rob Hirschfeld, Dell Distinguished Engineer

Rob discussed the issue of how operators can collaborate to determine best practices and create tools to properly handle upgrade procedures when moving from one OpenStack release to another. Rob has details on his ideas in a blog post “DevOps approaches to upgrade: Cube Visualization”.  The goal of Rob and the OpenStack team he works on is to get full community support for continuous deployment built-in with all future upgrade paths for OpenStack releases (major and minor).

Slides from Presentation on SlideShare


Vincent Untz, Project Manager at SUSE

We spoke with Vincent about SUSE's own OpenStack distribution, OpenSUSE, which is fully integrated with Dell's Crowbar deployment mechanism for OpenStack.