OpenStack Icehouse Cloud Debuted With Heavyweight Support

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2014-04-22

The OpenStack Foundation officially debuted its Icehouse release on April 17 providing enterprises, service providers and end-users with new and enhanced cloud computing features. OpenStack is an open-source effort that got its start in July 2010 as a joint project supported by Rackspace and NASA. The Icehouse release is the ninth release of OpenStack since the project officially debuted and enjoys the support of many of the world's leading tech vendors, including IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, AT&T, Intel, VMware and many others. With the Icehouse release, in addition to more features, there was more development activity across multiple metrics. For example, in the OpenStack Grizzly release, which debuted in April 2013, there were 596 authors who contributed a total of 9,490 code commits. That's a number that more than doubled with the Icehouse release. For OpenStack Icehouse, 1,202 authors contributed 17,209 code commits. In terms of contributing organizations, Red Hat tops the list, followed by IBM, HP and Rackspace. In this slide show, eWEEK examines release data from the OpenStack activity dashboard and the Bitergia data report on the Icehouse release.


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