[openstack-dev] Announcing Project Solum

Adrian Otto adrian.otto at rackspace.com
Wed Oct 23 19:03:10 UTC 2013


OpenStack has emerged as the preferred choice for open cloud software worldwide. We use it to power our cloud, and we love it. We’re proud to be a part of growing its capabilities to address more needs every day. When we ask customers, partners, and community members about what problems they want to solve next, we have consistently found a few areas where OpenStack has room to grow in addressing the needs of software developers:

1)   Ease of application development and deployment via integrated support for Git, CI/CD, and IDEs

2)   Ease of application lifecycle management across dev, test, and production types of environments -- supported by the Heat project’s automated orchestration (resource deployment, monitoring-based self-healing, auto-scaling, etc.)

3)   Ease of application portability between public and private clouds -- with no vendor-driven requirements within the application stack or control system

Along with eBay, RedHat, Ubuntu/Canonical, dotCloud/Docker, Cloudsoft, and Cumulogic, we at Rackspace are happy to announce we have started project Solum as an OpenStack Related open source project. Solum is a community-driven initiative currently in its open design phase amongst the seven contributing companies with more to come.

We plan to leverage the capabilities already offered in OpenStack in addressing these needs so anyone running an OpenStack cloud can make it easier to use for developers. By leveraging your existing OpenStack cloud, the aim of Project Solum is to reduce the number of services you need to manage in tackling these developer needs. You can use all the OpenStack services you already run instead of standing up overlapping, vendor-specific capabilities to accomplish this.

We welcome you to join us to build this exciting new addition to the OpenStack ecosystem.

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Adrian Otto
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