Open source cloud computing solutions continued to expand with the announcement a new product from Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) based on the OpenStack platform. Notably, its key selling points include not only performance and storage standards that the company touts as industry leading, but also the uniquely open source trait of freedom from vendor lock-in.
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.
ZDNet: "Rackspace on Monday launched OpenStack, an open source cloud computing operating system, designed to take on the likes of VMware's vSphere and Microsoft's Azure. NASA, Citrix and Dell are among the key partners."
Within the next few weeks, Rackspace will announce key milestones for OpenStack, the open source cloud computing standard. But how will partners potentially benefit from OpenStack? The VAR Guy went straight to the source, interviewing Jim Curry, chief stacker for Rackspaces OpenStack effort. Here's the conversation.
Can OpenStack and hybrid cloud computing explain the origins of the universe? Maybe not on their own, but they will be helping starting today as part of a partnership between Rackspace (RAX), the OpenStack-based cloud-computing host, and the CERN openlab collaborative group to process Big Data in the cloud.