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OpenStack users talk benefits, challenges of open source clouds

Brandon Butler | June 24, 2016
Managing open source clouds isn’t easy

Talton says one of the biggest challenges is keeping up with the rapid pace of change in the open source community. A new release of OpenStack is published twice a year. The core projects - compute, network and storage - are fairly stable and simple; but new emerging projects can be a challenge to integrate.

How does he deal with it? "I've got good engineers," he says. "If you're going to run production OpenStack at real scale, you need full stack engineers."

OpenStack this week launched a new certified OpenStack Administrator exam to help build up skills of cloud architects. But the challenge of finding OpenStack talent and training cloud enthusiasts on the platform remains.



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