OpenStack at Age 3: 11 Major Milestones in Its Evolution

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2013-06-17

OpenStack is a cloud computing infrastructure for building private clouds based on open-source software available for use under Apache open-source licensing terms. In the nearly three years since the OpenStack initiative was spun out from the confines of RackSpace and the NASA software development group, and in the eight months since the independent OpenStack Foundation was launched, the concept of users and developers reshaping how companies design, deploy and manage their infrastructure has grown from just that—a concept—to a fast-evolving model. It's a model that is actually making deadlines and getting CIOs and IT execs to commit their companies' information technology structure to the model. The OpenStack project saw a lot of growth in 2012 from the new governance model, and the momentum is expected to continue this year and in the coming years. The value proposition of OpenStack is too great to ignore. In this slide show, eWEEK and James Turnbull, vice president of business development at Puppet Labs and a member of the foundation board, outline some major milestones for OpenStack and his predictions on where the platform is going this year and beyond.


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