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May 21, 2015
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OpenStack isn’t just ready for enterprise adoption, it’s already there

VANCOUVER — Some people, like Forrester Research, still have concerns about OpenStack. That’s cute.

While Forrester, and they’re far from the only ones, worry about just how ready OpenStack is for the business, Best Buy, BMW, EBay, and WalMart are already using OpenStack for mission-critical work. Maybe it’s just me, but if companies with their kind of volume of work are using OpenStack, I’d say it’s not just ready, it’s here.

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May 21, 2015
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Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

VANCOUVER — In an interview at OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he’s considering an IPO for his privately held business.

Shuttleworth, who has funded the popular Linux company out of his own pocket since its founding in October 2004, said that while a final decision has not been made, “He’s seriously thinking about taking Canonical public.”

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May 19, 2015
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How Walmart uses OpenStack to deliver its ‘everyday low prices’

VANCOUVER — When you think of retail giant Walmart, you may think of great bargains, or the death of small businesses, or convenience. What you probably don’t think about is the software behind the supply chain that enables Walmart to offer its “everyday low prices.” That would be OpenStack.

n a keynote and panel discussion at OpenStack Summit, Amandeep Singh Juneja, Walmart Lab’s Senior Director for Cloud Operations and Engineering, explained that “Walmart’s decision to invest in cloud infrastructure might not be something you’d expect from a brick and mortar retailer with over $480-billion in annual revenue,” but it was a necessity.

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