Linux Pro's editor-in-chief Joe Casad talked to Rick Clark and Paul Voccio about the recently announced OpenStack cloud platform, NASA, and how one will help the other.
on 07/26/2010 – Made popular on 07/26/2010
It’s official: OpenStack, the open source cloud platform, has formed an independent entity, the OpenStack Foundation, to promote the project and open source cloud computing more generally. Here’s the scoop, and what it means for the open source channel.
Founded in 2010, the OpenStack project has enjoyed broad support from a host of big names for some time.
Canonical joins the list of companies, who are switching to OpenStack cloud computing platform from the Eucalyptus framework. Other companies who have already opted for OpenStack include Citrix Systems, Dell, Intel and Cisco. The decision to adopt OpenStack as the default cloud platform was taken at the recently concluded Ubuntu developers Summit in Budapest.
OpenStack, the open source cloud platform, has hundreds of backers. But like Linux, multiple OpenStack distributions may emerge on the market. That could trigger customer confusion and indecision. Enter Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the leading provider of corporate Linux solutions. I'm betting Red Hat will gradually repeat that success with OpenStack. Here's why.
Red Hat has carved out a strong reputation for its profitable Linux-focused strategy and the top-notch support it provides for enterprise customers, but there is no question that the company is betting on future growth in the cloud computing space.