OpenStack Liberty Opens Up Big Tent to the Cloud

The OpenStack Liberty release, set to become generally available on Oct. 15, will provide users of the open-source cloud platform with new projects and features. The second major OpenStack update in 2015, the Liberty release follows Kilo, which debuted on April 30.

OpenStack Liberty is noteworthy for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it is the first release under the “Big Tent” model, which takes a more inclusive approach for projects. As such, with OpenStack Liberty, there are more new projects as part of the coordinated release than ever before, including SearchLight search, Zaqar messaging, Barbican key manager, Manila shared file system and Designate DNS services among others.