It’s great to be coming back to OpenStack Silicon Valley for another year. This conference has been a good opportunity for the OpenStack community to get together in a smaller venue than the summits. Thanks to Mirantis for organizing it again. For those of us who have feet in both the OpenStack development and the community worlds, it’s also nice to be able to focus on just the community and the ecosystem as compared to the split brain of the summits.
The focus this year is on containers with OpenStack. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past year, it’s clear that containers are an important new trend in virtualization. It’s great to see the progress Magnum is making towards bringing containers to OpenStack. With Google joining the OpenStack Foundation, container progress will likely accelerate even more.