Dell, Rackspace, Opscode Demonstrate Automated OpenStack Cloud
The demonstration showed that it is possible to provision an open-source OpenStack compute cloud from bare metal hardware in one hour.SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Dell, Opscode and Rackspace on March 9 demonstrated what they described as the first fully automated provisioning of a multinode OpenStack cloud, a new de facto cloud operating system.
The demo was staged during an OpenStack gathering at the third annual Cloud Connect conference here at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The demonstration showed that it is possible to provision an OpenStack compute cloud from bare metal hardware in one hour.
Canonical, creator of maintainer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, cloud services provider Autonomic Resources, and NASA are among the organizations involved in establishing the alliance. "There's a tremendous amount of interest in the OpenStack community around seeing complete, ready to deploy cloud platforms based on OpenStack," said Michael Cote, analyst at RedMonk. "The effort by Dell, Opscode and Rackspace is a great example of partners advancing the OpenStack initiative. The work they're doing to bring together hardware, automation and the cloud platform into a near-push button cloud setup should provide a very interesting offering." "It is amazing to see how the OpenStack community and technology is advancing rapidly through industry collaboration and important contributions by open-source community members," said Jim Curry, general manager of Rackspace Cloud Builder.