Highlights of the week

      OpenStack Foundation Board --
      Member Election Update 2012 Elections

Recently the gold member formation committee met to discuss the election
of directors for the gold members and agreed on the mechanics and timing
of our election. Gold Members will be holding the election using
cumulative voting the week before the individual member elections. More

      Openstack Networking for Scalability and Multi-tenancy with

Second post by Mirantis about OpenStack networking, using VlanManager.
While flat managers are designed for simple, small scale deployments,
VlanManager is a good choice for large scale internal clouds and public

      Can OpenStack Swift Hit Amazon S3 like Cost Points?

Amar Kapadia tries to answer the question whether a user creating cloud
storage with OpenStack Swift can sell it to internal or external users
at a price competitive to Amazon S3.

      Should You Consider SSDs for OpenStack Swift Cloud Storage?

Zmanda folks started publishing a series of blog posts investigating
pros and cons of using SSD-based Swift installations. With an ongoing
move in the industry to move towards building data centers with SSD
based storage
there has been a lot of interest in the OpenStack Swift community to
consider the faster I/O devices when deploying Swift based storage
cloud, such as the discussions in [1]
<https://answers.launchpad.net/swift/+question/163356>, [2]
<https://answers.launchpad.net/swift/+question/181977> and [3]

      Swift 1.6.0 Release

The changes highlighted by the team: the bin/swift CLI client and
swift/common/client.py have been moved to the new python-swiftclient
OpenStack project; Swift now includes the Keystone middleware
"keystoneauth"; the swift-dispersion-report now works with a replica
count other than three. Full announcement. Congratulations to the team
for Swift's new release, v. 1.6.0
<http://swiftstack.com/blog/2012/08/06/swift-1.6.0-release/> and welcome
to the five new Swift developers: Fran├žois Charlier, Iryoung Jeong,
Tsuyuzaki Kota, Dan Prince, Vincent Untz.

      OpenStack Nova, Glance and Keystone 2012.1.2 released

In the time since the Essex release, the stable release team has been
busy selectively back-porting bugfixes to the stable/essex branch
according to the "safe source of high-impact fixes" criteria
http://wiki.openstack.org/StableBranch. These releases are bugfix
updates to Essex and are intended to be relatively risk free with no
intentional regressions or API changes.

      Cloud computing and storage with OpenStack

IBM's DeveloperWorks published an introductory article about OpenStack
and IaaS in general.

    Upcoming Events

  * 2012 OpenStack APEC Conference
    <http://openstack.csdn.net/index.html> Aug 10 -- 11, 2012 --
    Bejing+Shanghai, China Details <http://openstack.csdn.net/index.html>
  * Openstack User Group Meetup ( Delhi NCR )
    Aug 12, 2012 -- Dehli Details
  * Hobart Meetup -- adjacent to PyCon2012, An OpenStack code dojo!
    <http://aosug.openstack.org.au/events/72708142/> Aug 17, 2012 --
    Hobart, Australia Details
  * Australian OpenStack User Group -- Adelaide Meetup with SAGE-AU
    <http://aosug.openstack.org.au/events/66911242/> Aug 28, 2012 --
    Adelaide Details <http://aosug.openstack.org.au/events/66911242/>
  * OpenStack Summit <http://openstack.org/> Oct 15 -- 18, 2012 -- San
    Diego, CA

    Other news

  * Security update: CVE-2012-3447 : Compute node filesystem
  * Call for Help --- OpenStack API XML Support
  * Ceilometer Project Technical Leader election result
    <http://markmail.org/message/7m5l42mfwahfwq74>: Nick Barcet is the
    new PTL
  * OpenStack Project Meeting 2012-08-07: Summary
    and Meeting log

    Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  * Kylin CG
  * Ronen Kat, IBM

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