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OpenStack begins the long journey from maturity to ubiquity | #OpenStack

In the past few years, open-source software has gone from a buzzword to a bedrock. Many businesses rely on open source to run their technology solutions, and the number of vendors providing that software is only increasing. Nowhere is this more evident than with OpenStack, an open-source solution for Cloud computing.

To gain insight on this new stage of OpenStack’s development, Stu Miniman (@stu) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, joined Chris Wright at the OpenStack Summit — Austin convention. Wright is the VP and chief technologist of the Office of Technology at Red Hat, Inc.  

The long road

The conversation opened with a look at OpenStack itself. Wright stated that OpenStack was moving to the next stage of maturity, with large companies bringing in OpenStack to solve major business problems. This was only one part of how OpenStack would continue its journey.

Wright then explained that for OpenStack to see long-term success, it needs the community to come together and collaborate on new use cases for the software. To help with this, he said, Red Hat is partnering with the people who have the expertise to work on these use cases.

The next stage

OpenStack is a critical component, Wright said, but the real story is the applications and problems they’re trying to solve. OpenStack needs to see ubiquity, he continued, to be in all those places they weren’t even thinking about before. It has to solve a variety of use cases, and if one part of the community can’t do that, someone else can.

One of those use cases involves the next technology platform, smartphones. What kind of applications, Wright asked, can one run with that kind of computing power and a short hop into the network? This will be part of building the next-generation network.

“We’re not day zero, anymore,” he said.

Watch the full interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of OpenStack Summit — Austin. And make sure to weigh in during theCUBE’s live coverage at the event by joining in on CrowdChat.

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