rPath Donates Pushbutton OpenStack Appliance
July 13, 2011: rPath is betting that the next big thing in cloud computing will be the OpenStack platform, and it is donating a ready-to-run appliance for push-button installation and upgrade to the open source cloud community. The software developer–which automates enterprise software system construction, deployment, configuration and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments–has launched the OpenStack Compute Appliance and is donating staff time and company technology for a test cloud based on equipment from Rackspace.
Created a year ago by a consortium led by cloud service provider Rackspace, OpenStack joined forces with the NASA Ames Research Center, which was working on its own open source cloud platform. Rackspace is behind the storage OpenStack, while NASA is behind the compute OpenStack. The number of developers contributing to the project has grown to 70, with support from 50 organizations, including Cisco Systems, Dell, Intel and NetApp.
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