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How BMW uses OpenStack to improve the scalability, flexibility of its cloud

Date published: 
3 Nov 2014
BMW is using OpenStack to stand up its private cloud platform in a bid to improve the scalability and flexibility of the company’s IT infrastructure, but according to Dr. Stefan Lenz, the company’s IT infrastructure, department manager datacentre, the open source project still needs to become more hardened in order to support a greater variety of workloads and use cases.[...]
He said one of the big challenges when using OpenStack is (still) identity federation, a gap CERN and Rackspace among others are working to plug, and DNS service integration is essential if BMW is going to shift more workloads onto OpenStack.