Mandriva joins the CompatibleOne consortium
French Linux provider, Mandriva, has announced that it has joined the industry consortium CompatibleOne – a research project working on the development of a free cloud infrastructure using open standards and interoperable open source technologies. Its members include companies such as Bull and Inria.
According to Mandriva, cloud systems carry a risk to customers of vendor lock-in. It claims that by improving the interoperability of all the technologies involved, the CompatibleOne project will alleviate this risk, and that it will benefit suppliers by reassuring customers and improving cloud computing adoption.
Mandriva highlights three areas in which its R&D team will be working: the interoperability of virtualisation technologies, modeling of infrastructure resources and interoperability of resource management solutions, and management of virtual networks.
As an example of the use of the technologies, it cites its own management solution for heterogeneous IT parks, Mandriva Pulse 2, which will "see its functionalities extended to on-demand virtual infrastructure management in order to support the allocation, configuration and management of virtual machines."