Celebrating Another Release of OpenStack at DreamHost

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A new version of OpenStack named “Liberty” has been released today by the OpenStack Foundation. DreamHost celebrates this joyful event by releasing new documentation for OpenStack app developers!

When DreamHost started building its DreamCloud, OpenStack was little more than a promise to produce the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform that it is today. We have been contributing to OpenStack for over four years and with every release we get closer to that objective. We’re building our DreamCloud on OpenStack and we’re contributing to the open source community our technology in Ceph and Astara.

“It’s exciting to see OpenStack grow with us: we’ve supported the Foundation not only as Gold Members but also with crucial technology that has been tested in our datacenter, like Ceph first and Astara more recently.” says Simon Anderson, OpenStack Foundation board member and CEO of DreamHost.

Our objective for DreamCloud has always been to help app developers and entrepreneurs achieve their goals. To that end, we’re proud to release today a detailed tutorial to deploy a demo application on DreamCloud using Python and the Shade library. We’ve written this quite large body of documentation with the OpenStack Foundation to provide guidance and inspiration to app developers getting started with programmable infrastructure.

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The tutorial shows two applications. It starts with a simple fractal generator deployed on a single DreamCompute instance. The second application is a full-on OpenStack application written in Python which uses the OpenStack Shade library to manage compute resources, scale, and orchestrate them. The application is a demonstration of how to design modular architectures with micro-services and automatic infrastructure in mind.

Enjoy the tutorial, and let us know if you would like to see more of these for other languages or  software development kits.

Liberty was named after a small town near Vancouver (Canada) where its roadmap was defined six months ago. DreamHost will be out in full force at the Tokyo OpenStack Summit where we’ll be part of the community working on Mitaka, the next release of OpenStack expected in May 2016.