We are happy to announce that the SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 beta program has started. This is an important step to delivering Cloud 9 to our customers and to get feedback from you. I invite you to take advantage of the beta program that will be running for the next few months.
Cloud 9 Features
So what features are in the Cloud 9 beta?
Major features that are in the Cloud 9 beta program include the following:
- OpenStack Rocky Release based on SLES 12 SP4
- Two options for Lifecycle Management
- Cloud Lifecycle Manager(CLM)
- New Graphical CLM Admin Console for Day 2 Operations
- IPV6 Support
- Technology Preview for Policy Based Optimization using the OpenStack Watcher project.
These features will be delivered in an agile manner during the beta program. We will provide a new beta releases every two weeks during the beta program. Our current plans are to conclude the beta program in the first quarter of 2019. This is a key milestone to receive your feedback to complete the release of Cloud 9. We are targeting a first quarter 2019 release for SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9.
You can expect even more functionality after the initial release of Cloud 9. We plan to also deliver Cloud 9 updates which will include features and fixes as well. We have a similar release life cycle and delivery mechanism as past releases to continue to delivery features after the general availability of Cloud 9.
To find out more information about the SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 beta program please have a look at the blog from our beta manager Vincent Moutoussamy. Blog on Details of Cloud 9 Beta
Also, here is the link to the Cloud 9 beta webpage that provides the instructions on how to participate in the beta program. https://www.suse.com/betaprogram/cloud-beta
Have you every wondered where the term “On Cloud Nine” came from? This came from the US Weather Bureau in the 1950s, in which “Cloud Nine” signifies cumulonimbus type clouds that so attractive. The definition is a state of perfect happiness or bliss. Please give Cloud 9 from SUSE a test ride and I hope you achieve happiness.