Short Stack: OpenStack is maturing, HP cloud chief bullish on OpenStack and Why we craft OpenStack video.

short stack_b small_0_0.jpgWelcome to the Short Stack, our weekly feature where we search for the most intriguing OpenStack links to share with you. These links may come from traditional publications or company blogs, but if it's about OpenStack, we'll find the best links we can to share with you every week.

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Here we go with this week's links:

OpenStack is becoming more cohesive | SD Times

We are several years into the OpenStack project now and we are beginning to see a maturity you would expect a few years from inception. Companies have developed more tools to help with installation and maintenance and there are more ISVs to help implement projects.

Red Hat looks to the OpenStack cloud with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 | ZDNet

Last week, Red Hat released RHEL 7.0, but they didn't stop there, they also released Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 with some new features aimed directly at OpenStack including support enhancements for OpenStack Image Service (AKA Glance) and OpenStack Networking (AKA Neutron).

HP Cloud Chief: OpenStack and Cloud Foundry a Match Made in Heaven | Data Center Knowledge

HP has made a lot of noise about its cloud development plans of late, The platform called Hellon combines Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, a combination HP hopes will appeal to the development community. To sweeten the pot, they have launched the obligatory billion dollar cloud initiative. 

Why We Craft OpenStack (Featuring Software Developer Craig Vyvial) | Rackspace Blog

In this video, Craih Vyvial from Rackspace, one of the companies that founded OpenStack, and who is a member of the Trove project, explains why he is involved, and his love of open source projects in general.

Walking in the Open Source Component Garden | Javalobby

Every developer can take advantage of open source components and in this piece, the author likens the use of open source components to planting a garden. You can still get your plants from a garden center and build a beautiful garden, just as you can use open source components to build elegant applications much faster than building them from scratch.