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Rackspace Releases OpenStack Open Source Cloud Platform

Posted by David  •  Jul 19th, 2010 12:40:27 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: No music

Today I received an email from Rackspace regarding a new service they are releasing called OpenStack.


So what is OpenStack, simply put it's an open source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability. In short, we will be opening code on our cloud infrastructure for public use.

The initial components being released through this project include the code that powers our Cloud Files (available today) and Cloud Servers (expected available late 2010). This project will also incorporate technology provided by other open-source projects. We expect to be joined by leaders in the technology industry and others to drive a deployable totally open cloud solution through this project.

Why are we doing this? Historically, most cloud offerings have been built on proprietary or closed platforms that create lock-in and make migration difficult. With OpenStack, any interested party – including our peers, Solution Partners and customers – will be able to collaborate with us to author, improve and expand OpenStack technologies.

What does this mean for our customers and Solution Partners?

  1. No fear of lock-in
  2. Flexibility in deployment for a highly elastic commodity cloud
  3. A bigger, more robust ecosystem for more tools, better capabilities and a stronger platform
  4. Freedom to decide how you want your cloud

External Links
OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Software

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