HP to join OpenStack
The momentum behind the OpenStack project has increased with Hewlett-Packard's announcement that it intends to join and support the open source infrastructure-as-a-service project. HP joins other major enterprise players such as Dell, Cisco, Intel and Citrix in supporting and contributing to the project that was started just over a year ago by Rackspace and NASA. Emil Sayegh, HP's VP of Cloud Services, said the company sees open and interoperable cloud infrastructure and services as critical in the next generation of cloud systems.
He added that HP plans to take an active role in the OpenStack community, suggesting that people "Look for members of our cloud development teams that are already actively participating on OpenStack's Launchpad and irc channel (#openstack on irc.freenode.net)". HP will also be sponsoring October's OpenStack Design Summit and OpenStack conference in Boston.
OpenStack now has 92 organisations and 1197 participants working on developing the platform which currently comprises the core Compute (Nova), Object Storage (Swift) and Image Service (Glance) projects. Other projects are in development to address networking, authentication, security and many other aspects of providing cloud services.
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