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 

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