OpenStack News: OpenInfra Live Keynotes 2021, LOKI Stack, and OpenStack Xena’s 24th Release

Did you Miss the OpenInfra Live: Keynotes 2021 Event?

The OpenInfra Live Keynotes, held in November, was a two-day online event showcasing the best in open source infrastructure advancements, contributions, and development. This two-day event hosted various industry leaders that are shaping the future of open source infrastructure and technologies such as: Balaji Srinivasan, Martin Casado, Allison Randal, Sarah Novotny, Sean Cohen, Duan Xiaodong, Jim Zemlin, Meltem Kocabas, Aeva Black, Johan Christenson, and more that can be viewed here

The OpenInfra Live Keynotes were introduced by the Open Infrastructure Foundation’s Mark Collier, COO, and Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director. It’s already been a full year since the inception of the foundation, and they’ve experienced a tremendous amount of growth and support by tremendous organizations and contributors. 
In case you missed the live event, you can check it out on the Open Infrastructure Foundation’s YouTube Channel here.

LOKI Stack: The OpenInfra Standard

The world’s top three open source projects are infrastructure-related:

  • Linux: the standard open source operating system for the last 30+ years
  • OpenStack: the standard open source cloud that had its 24th release in 11 years
  • Kubernetes Infrastructure: the standard open source container orchestration in 6 years

Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the Open Infrastructure Foundation, introduced the acronym for combining these three platforms to make up the LOKI stack. It stands for Linux, OpenStack, and Kubernetes Infrastructure. The 2021 OpenStack User Survey revealed that over 70% of surveyed organizations integrate OpenStack with Kubernetes, showing LOKI to be the right choice in running containers on open source clouds.

OpenStack’s 24th Xena Release

The 2021 OpenStack User Survey revealed significant OpenStack growth over the last year. The highlights included are as follows:

  •  Over 100 new Openstack clouds have been built, growing the total number of cores under openstack management to more than 25,000,000 cores.
  • 100-200% increase in the OpenStack footprint.
  • Seven organizations have now grown to 1M+ production cores.

After the survey results, the OpenStack community released the 24th version of Xena, one of the most widely deployed open source cloud infrastructure software projects. This release includes support for new hardware features, improved integration among components, reduction of technical debt to maintain OpenStack’s stable and reliable cores, and more! To see the release highlights broken down by OpenStack project, read OpenStack’s Xena Latest Release Notes or review the Source Code.
To review the full results of the 2021 OpenStack User Survey, click here.

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Ashley Hood
Ashley Hood Channel Partner Specialist

Ashley is a Channel Partner Specialist who focuses on OpenStack, Open Source, and InMotion Hosting's On-Demand Private Cloud. Ashley's background is in product marketing, business development, and is a firm believer in the power of partnerships. Success doesn't come from a single enterprise; it comes from a collective ecosystem made up of our industry's most innovative minds.

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