Santa Claus Evaluating OpenStack

That’s quite the headline, right? Well, here’s the backstory.. I was in Dallas, TX this week providing an OpenStack Workshop for some customers and BOOM! One of them happens to be “the” Jolly Old Elf himself..

2014-12-12 13.23.36As you can see his primary name badge for the North Pole even says so.. even though the pic didn’t come out as clear as I’d hoped. But you can clearly see his Red Hat (hah!!) on his badge. (interestingly enough, his other badge was for an airline that I probably don’t have permission to name, but I thought it interesting that Santa works part-time for an airline…)

So what is Old St. Nick evaluating OpenStack for? He wouldn’t quite elaborate yet, but I was able to infer that he has several applications or “lists” that require his checking, along with some mail reading apps that require some elasticity around the holidays. Perhaps there is a tie in with NoradSanta.org

Hopefully he chooses Red Hat for his OpenStack distribution, but regardless, it’s good to see the even Santa sees the value in Open Source.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Saucy Spaghetti Monster, and Catastrophic Cthulhu to all!!

Captain KVM