Don’t wait, upgrade to OpenStack Mitaka now

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Mark Baker, Canonical's OpenStack Product Manager

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Imagine if Google or Amazon went a year or two without updating their cloud or adding new features. OpenStack private clouds must interoperate and compete with public clouds at an economic and technological capabilities level. That means updating to the latest version of OpenStack as smoothly and quickly as possible. Fortunately, Ubuntu OpenStack is designed with exactly that in mind. In this “don’t wait!” update, we review the key new features in OpenStack Mitaka. We’ll discuss why they’re important and what they do for your OpenStack cloud; updates like Live Migration, rolling upgrades, and Neutron role-based QoS, to name a few. We also talk about some of the tools that have helped make Ubuntu the platform for the vast majority of OpenStack installations. *Key takeaways* - The latest OpenStack has the stability improvements of all previous versions, there’s no need to wait to upgrade - OpenStack Mitaka has scalability, resiliency and manageability improvements throughout all the core projects - Ubuntu OpenStack and Canonical’s tools reduce time to initial deployment - Upgrading to OpenStack Mitaka is a standardized process if you’re using MaaS and Juju - Core features of Ubuntu have been updated or added to better support OpenStack Mitaka clouds, like LXD and ZFS Come hear Mark Baker, Canonical’s OpenStack product and strategy lead, explain what’s new in OpenStack Mitaka, why those features are important, and how Canonical is delivering tools to make them easy to consume, and easily upgradeable. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Canonical found that ease of expansion and upgradeability is the most important must-have for a cloud platform. Ubuntu OpenStack ensures you never get left behind the cloud curve.
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