Open-source cloud royalty: OpenStack Queens released

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The cloud is growing faster than ever, and OpenStack, the open-source cloud for the enterprise, is growing with it. By next year, 60 percent of enterprise workloads will run in the cloud, according to 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Workloads and Key Projects survey. While much of that growth is in the public cloud, OpenStack enterprise adoption is expanding, with enterprises in nearly all businesses turning to private and hybrid cloud models for their mission-critical workloads. Indeed, as OpenStack moves toward making more than $6 billion in 2021, OpenStack’s private clouds are expected to deliver more revenue than its public cloud implementations.


Technology innovations are driving OpenStack’s growth. In the just-released OpenStack Queens, the following new features will bring in new customers. Cinder Multi-Attach enables sysadmins to attach the same Cinder volume, OpenStack’s block storage program, to multiple virtual machines (VM). Thus, if one node goes down, the other takes over with full access to the volume. This redundancy, which supports high availability (HA) for mission critical workloads, has long been requested, and now it’s finally here.

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