OpenStack Juno – The Stats Behind the Open Source Cloud
Every now and again we like to do an OpenStack statistics roundup, usually we do this following the release of their annual report, but recently they sent a quick OpenStack Juno summary, and I thought I would share the highlights, and how this compares to previous reports.
So, as you all already know, since Juno is the “J” release of OpenStack – this is the 10th drop of this open source cloud software. Where the next up and coming release, discussed at the last design summit is the Kilo release.
Where our previous OpenStack stats post mostly discussed how OpenStack is being consumed from a technical perspective tools, integrations, users, deployment sizes and more – this post will focus mostly on Juno as a release and the impressive stats from a development and contribution perspective.
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Juno brings with it 97 drivers and plugins across compute, storage and networking for popular enterprise and open source technologies – including everything from deployment tools such as Puppet, and DevStack, through config tools like Docker – which is gaining a lot of momentum in the OpenStacksphere.
Juno in Numbers
This release brings with it 342 new features and 3,219 bug fixes across the integrated release and common libraries, marking a 10% increase in bug fixes from Icehouse. Juno saw a whopping 1,419 contributors which represents a 16% increase from the Icehouse release; where the individual contributors are affiliated with 133 organizations worldwide – and this is evidenced in nearly 700,000 word translations by the internationalization team with the release!
The infrastructure team ran 1,776,065 jobs storing and analyzing 18 terabytes of log data during the six-month release cycle. These figures include all 440 related projects making use of OpenStack infrastructure, not just the integrated and incubated projects. Approximately 500,000 lines of documentation were modified, along with with a new Architecture Design Guide. It’s interesting to see that many of the top users contributing code are from organizations where the word open source used to be blasphemy: Yahoo!, Time Warner Cable and eBay.
You can find all the information about OpenStack releases and their stats at: http://activity.openstack.org.
In case you’re wondering what Juno has in store for you, you can check out the Release Highlights, and join us for the OpenStack Israel and Online Meetup that will be streamed live, where we will be participating in a live update on all things Juno and provide tales from the summit.
New in Juno
- Overall focus on stability and maturity for the integrated release, with improvements to performance and upgrades
- New data processing capability automates provisioning and management of big data clusters using Hadoop and Spark
- Enterprise features such as storage policies for better control of cost and performance, the Identity service making it easier to connect to LDAP, and more HA networking options
- New subteam and features landing in the Compute project to lay the foundation for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), a massive shift in how many networking and telecom services are developed and deployed
These are the Technical Release Notes and documentation, and some interesting reads:
- The VMware OpenStack Cloud Conundrum
- OpenStack Cloud Deployments Made Easy–Heat Plugin for Cloudify
- Do I need Docker if I use OpenStack?
- NFV on OpenStack Cloud – Open Source Everything
- Advanced OpenStack Networking – Configuring an OpenStack VM with Multiple Network Cards
- Navigating Through OpenStack Networking – The Definitive Breakdown