In 2016 the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge was originally announced by IBM GM Don Rippert at the OpenStack Austin Summit. This effort was the first initiative to use the deployment and execution of enterprise workloads using automated deployment tools as the means of proving interoperability across OpenStack cloud environments. The first phase of the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge culminated with a Barcelona Summit Keynote demo comprised of 16 vendors all running the same enterprise workload and automation tools to illustrate that OpenStack enables workload portability across public and private OpenStack clouds. Here is a short trip down memory lane:
Interoperability Challenge Momentum Continues: Phase Two
Building upon the momentum generated at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, the Interoperability Challenge Team decided to move forward with a second phase of the challenge. For the second phase, we needed to decide on what new workloads to use to drive interoperability improvements. We received lots of great suggestions. In December 2016, a Doodle pool was open to the full OpenStack Community to determine which workloads should be prioritized. The results of the Doodle poll are provided below.
Based on the results of the Doodle poll, the Interoperability Challenge team will be focusing on a Kubernetes workload and an NVF workload for phase two. The creation of these workloads is currently in progress.
A New Interoperability Challenge Project Repository
After all the great progress in Barcelona, the Interoperability Challenge team was rewarded with its own new project repository for storing our workloads. Our new repository is now located at https://github.com/openstack/interop-workloads
New Bug Tracker
We also have a new bug tracker. You can now open bugs on our interoperability workloads using the following link: https://bugs.launchpad.net/interop-workloads
Please come join us: How to get involved
The OpenStack Interoperability Challenge Team is always looking for greater participation from the OpenStack Community. Here are some details on how you can join this effort:
Our team has a weekly IRC meeting on Wednesdays at 1400 UTC. We use IRC Channel (on freenode) #openstack-meeting-5
Logs from past meetings can be found here.
If you would like to receive a reminder invite to this meeting, please email Tong Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Half Day Session at OpenStack PTG
We are planning on having a half day face to face meeting at the OpenStack Project Teams Gathering (PTG). The agenda for this meeting can be found on our etherpad. If you plan to attend please add your name to the attendee list section of the etherpad.
Interoperability Challenge Wiki Page
Our Interoperability Challenge Wiki Page has pretty much all the information you need to get involved. Please come join us! If you have any questions on this initiative please contact Brad Topol at email@example.com.