Are you using a prehistoric OpenStack release? Have you thought it’s time to upgrade your OpenStack, but the idea scares you? We understand that OpenStack upgrades can be difficult. When you already have an existing OpenStack private cloud, you’re already one step closer to benefiting from the latest updates. From better security, bug fixes, and upgrades to multiple projects, there are several reasons why an upgrade will benefit your business.

While the reputation of OpenStack updates is hard, they don’t have to be. We at VEXXHOST believe that upgrades should be a smooth experience with no downtime at all. Keep reading to find out why painless updates matter. Learn how to innovate your approach and gain the OpenStack expertise you need to succeed.

Why do painless updates matter?

When it comes to updating OpenStack for your business or organization, you can’t afford to make mistakes. Ensuring high availability and zero downtime is essential to get a seamless update. Painless upgrades mean you have more time and other resources to focus on other areas of your business.

When you upgrade to the latest and greatest OpenStack release, maximize your private cloud benefits. Take advantage of the best constantly evolving open source software. In addition, you get all the benefits of important project updates. Not to mention that you strengthen your cloud security and make sure all features are up to date.

Regardless of the motive for the upgrade, any user can agree to look for simple upgrades that will not disrupt their current IT infrastructure.

Get the OpenStack expertise you need

There are several things that can cause friction when upgrading OpenStack. Whether your team has the relevant technical experience or is concerned about the duration of the upgrade, sometimes getting help can do it all.

Our CEO Mohammed Naser covered why OpenStack upgrades are so difficult earlier in our blog, and there are several main reasons why it can feel so hard. Ultimately, OpenStack itself is not difficult, but operational and infrastructure problems can cause frustration. Someone who uses a do-it-yourself approach to upgrades may face many challenges, ranging from Forking OpenStack and maintaining local patches to completing the upgrade. If you are unsure, always contact an expert you can trust.

When you trust VEXXHOST experts to update OpenStack for your company or organization, you rely on nearly a decade of experience using OpenStack and participating upstream. We have experience managing Canada’s largest OpenStack-based public cloud and many other cloud solutions worldwide. When you have a fully managed solution with VEXXHOST, you plan to avoid a long-term downtown, make sure your safety is always up to date, and you can use the extra time to focus on what matters most to your business.

Take advantage of our expertise OpenStack to make sure you update OpenStack correctly. We are OpenStack certified and currently use the latest OpenStack release, Train, and have been since its release date. Visit our OpenStack Updates page learn more about how we can make an OpenStack upgrade seamless and frictionless.

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