I am finally catching my breath after my third OpenStack Summit which came hot on the heels of Red Hat Summit and DockerCon. As expected, Boston was great to visit and I was happy to join the more than 5000 fellow Stackers to talk and learn OpenStack. Certainly the open source vibe was strong with an interesting array of speakers and discussions, not least Mark Collier’s interview with Edward Snowden. I was struck by the vibrancy and increasing maturity of the platform - delivering an OpenStack-based environment is an increasingly tractable proposition.
At the start of the Summit, we proudly announced our new software-defined storage offering, HyperScale for OpenStack. The announcement was picked up by folks as far afield as Australia and we were invited to discuss our announcement by The Cube. During the several discussions that we had with analysts, the value prop of software-defined storage with predictable performance, quality of service and data protection capabilities resonated strongly. Storage QoS seems to be a topic gaining recognition and I am interested to track its development.