[openstack-dev] [Openstack] Nova PTL candidacy

Joshua Harlow harlowja at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Sep 5 00:12:54 UTC 2012

What is Spreadi?

Is that a new word :-P

On 9/4/12 12:58 PM, "Vishvananda Ishaya" <vishvananda at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hello Everyone,
>I'm writing to announce my candidacy for the Project Technical Lead of
>Nova for the Grizzly Release cycle.
>I was part of the original Anso Labs Team that created Nova at NASA[1]. I
>have more commits to nova than any other contributor[2] and the second
>most in the past 12 months[3]. I am the most active reviewer for nova
>commits[4] I have been the Nova PTL since the position waw created[5].
>Folsom Accomplishments
>A lot was achieved in Nova during this cycle. I have to give most of the
>credit to the active contributors we had. I don't have space to cover
>everything that we achieved during the release but here are some key
>* Split the volume code into its own project and helped it get under way.
>* Versioned the rpc apis
>* Improved api testing and xml support
>* Moved instances to using exclusively UUIDs
>* Improved our state management and minimized race conditions
>* Cleaned up the quota management to make it more robust
>Grizzly Plan
>While there is a great deal to be determined at the design summit, I
>think there are a few key things that we need to focus on over the next
>* Spreadi
>* No DB compute: We did a huge amount of preparation during folsom to
>allow us to remove database access from the compute nodes. This will
>dramatically improve the security profile of nova and allow us to scale
>* Better quantum integration: We are very close to a seamless integration
>with quantum where a provider could be using quantum on the backend and
>end-users wouldn't even have to know.
>* Upgrade consistency: Now that we have rpc versioning, we should be able
>to take steps to allow for the possibility of live upgrades
>* Better support for custom backends: we need to solidify the driver
>interfaces so custom backends can potentially live out-of-tree. This will
>allow the management
>[2] http://www.ohloh.net/p/novacc/contributors?query=&sort=commits
>[3] http://www.ohloh.net/p/novacc/contributors
>[5] https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/msg01674.html
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