As you probably know, OpenStack is the world’s most widely used open source cloud infrastructure software. First, its remarkable software is easy to use, reliable, and secure. OpenStack software manages more than 75 public clouds and thousands of private clouds around the world. Not to mention that VEXXHOST maintains Canada’s largest OpenStack public cloud service. Uniquely, OpenStack is also the only infrastructure platform suitable for the deployment of diverse architectures ranging from bare metal, virtual machines, graphics processor units and containers. It is therefore safe to say that we at VEXXHOST are enthusiastic members of this vibrant community.

The twentieth release of OpenStack, OpenStack Train, was released on October 16, 2019 at 9 a.m. CDT. We were already there, with The train is already running in production on the day of launch. In anticipation of this release, OpenStack received 25,500 code changes from 1125 developers from 150 different companies. It’s not a small amount and it really proves the passion of the global open source community.

We keep the same excitement as on the day of its release, we think we highlight the most interesting features of the OpenStack train. Keep reading to find out how Train has brought dozens of improvements to the cloud community and which we find most interesting.

Better security where it’s most important

While there are many improvements on the train, better security and data protection are always important. These changes make the OpenStack infrastructure a more secure, bare metal service to protect services from disk failures in Nova, which has a new framework to support hardware-based encryption of foreign memory to protect users from attackers. For this reason, in terms of privacy, the OpenStack project Karbor even adds event notifications for planning, checkpoints, returns, timing, and trigger functions. As a result, users can back up the image boot servers with the newly added data on the root disk.

Certainly with each new release, the already secure OpenStack infrastructure will improve and further enhance their security in the community.

Improved resource management

Second, with the completion of the investment feature, users can now use the isolated service independently of Nova. In addition, OpenStack Train has managed to reduce the service response time to 0.7 seconds from 16.9 seconds. Meaning the service response time is 16.2 seconds faster than Stein’s release. Faster response times mean allocating extra time better. Above all, all train users can benefit from it.

VEXXHOST & OpenStack train

In summary, there are dozens of exciting new improvements to the OpenStack train. It’s definitely hard to highlight all of my favorites in one blog post. As mentioned earlier, we used a rapid deployment cycle that monitors and tests the latest stable branch of each software release. This means we were able to run the train through our private cloud services on the day of its release. We love the challenge of releasing new features and capabilities quickly so users can enjoy them faster.

Finally, have you considered upgrading to the OpenStack train? We are proud to be members of the open source community, participate upstream and actively participate with each new release. Contact us learn more about how VEXXHOST experts can help you update in record time.


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