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  1. #1
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    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010

    Os gatos pardos do OpenStack

    Esse assunto dá preguiça comentar porque é mais antigo que a profissão mais antiga do mundo. Na história da computação, de tempos em tempos surge uma solução mágica de software write once, run anywhere, run everywhere que acabará com todos os problemas de portabilidade, interoperabilidade, etc. Seus problemas se acabaram, festeja a organizações tabajara da vez, enquanto os fabricantes anunciam versões próprias "aprimoradas" que não são 100% compativeis com o "padrão" recém adotado. Com o tempo então ...

    É o que está acontecendo com o saco de gatos OpenStack, um amontoado de software juntado as pressas pelo pessoal que perdeu o bonde da chamada Cloud Computing. O OpenStack, sequer possuindo uma estrutura minimamente decente, já enfrenta rachaduras no dique, causadas justamente pelas 2 empresas que contribuem com a maior parte do desenvolvimento: Rackspace e HP

    OpenStack to start cracking down on incompatible clouds

    Get ready for the OpenStack Foundation to start cracking down on service providers that call their clouds OpenStack but aren't actually interoperable.

    The first companies that may be in the foundation's crosshairs: HP and Rackspace.

    That’s according to Josh McKenty, CTO of Piston and an OpenStack Foundation board member. “Neither of their public clouds could be called OpenStack under current interoperability guidelines,” he said. “They’re basically not interoperable.”

    At the last OpenStack board meeting, the board “re-fired up” the interoperability working group, he said. The foundation wants to make sure that providers stay on track to avoid fragmentation problems.

    But it won’t bring down the hammer over night. “Don’t expect teeth in that policy until Havana,” which is the next version of OpenStack, McKenty said.

    He expects the foundation to be “generous” for a while with letting companies call their services OpenStack even if they aren’t interoperable so as not to hold back momentum. In the future, the foundation will likely warn providers that certain implementations aren’t interoperable and give them some time, maybe six months, to correct it.

    I asked Rackspace and HP for comment.

    HP seems to deny that it runs foul of OpenStack interoperability. It offered me this statement:

    “HP Cloud Services adheres to OpenStack’s interoperability guidelines. We are committed to OpenStack and are compatible with OpenStack APIs. In addition, we have a policy of not introducing proprietary API extensions. HP is supporting core OpenStack APIs and we have not added our own proprietary API extensions, therefore this ensures our interoperability with other OpenStack deployments.”

    An HP exec I spoke to recently similarly argued that HP's cloud is on track. I asked Margaret Dawson, vice president of product marketing and cloud evangelist for HP Cloud Services, about comments Dell made a while back suggesting that HP has veered far from OpenStack.

    “We have stayed on trunk and we continue to,” she said. “We aren’t changing core parts of the kernel.”

    “To be fair, you have to add some level of your own innovation to create products that” are differentiated from other OpenStack clouds, she said. It’s most important to stay true to the code base and the APIs to ensure integration with other parts of the stack, and Dawson maintains that HP has done both of those.

    After I reached out to Rackspace, the company wrote a blog post saying it hopes to be in line with OpenStack by the end of 2013. “While we believe some variation in implementations will be inevitable, we do want to eliminate as many of these as possible to provide as much of a common OpenStack experience as we can,” wrote Troy Toman, director of cloud compute engineering for Rackspace.

    He said that the company decided to include “implementation details that are out of step with common practice in the OpenStack community” due to its need to lock down features before launch or to stay in line with its previous cloud offering.

    I'll be talking to HP again on Wednesday morning and may update this story with additional comments from HP.
    OpenStack to start cracking down on incompatible clouds | ITworld
    Última edição por 5ms; 10-04-2013 às 14:39.

  2. #2
    WHT-BR Top Member
    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010
    O que disse a DELL (03 de Janeiro de 2013)

    Nnamdi Orakwue, vice president for Dell Cloud, was critical of companies, of which he said HP is one, that take the second option. "Their timing was bad in my view," he said. "They jumped on this early, saw a lot of holes and did what any reasonable firm would do which is use their own IP to fill them. But what they created in the end doesn't look a lot like OpenStack." He called the code HP is using to run its cloud "dramatically forked."
    Dell to wait for OpenStack to mature, will launch public cloud late next year | ITworld

  3. #3
    WHT-BR Top Member
    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010
    O que disse ontem a Rackspace:

    Hustling to release a full suite of open cloud products built on OpenStack last year reduced our overall involvement in the OpenStack community. It also created some implementation specifics that were out of sync with common practices in other OpenStack implementations.
    Ramping Up Our OpenStack Investment, Involvement - The Official Rackspace Blog

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