1Seven Key Milestones in OpenStack’s Five-Year History
2One Small Step for Two Companies: NASA, Rackspace
3Formation of Foundation
4Big Vendors Back OpenStack
Today, OpenStack’s supporting company list reads like a who’s who of the IT industry. At the top tier are the platinum members, including AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Intel, Rackspace, Red Hat and SUSE.
5OpenStack Swift and Nova
6Image, Dashboard and Identity Project Enable the OpenStack Platform
Soon after the initial release of OpenStack in 2010, multiple new projects emerged to create a more robust platform that enables infrastructure-as-a-service technology. Among the first new projects to be integrated into OpenStack were the Glance image, Horizon dashboard and Keystone identity projects.
7OpenStack Moving to a Big Tent Model
For the next major release of OpenStack, code named Liberty and scheduled to debut later this year, the open-source cloud platform is moving to a more inclusive model for project inclusion known as the “Big Tent.” Under the Big Tent, there are multiple new projects, including Magnum containers, Murano app catalog and Congress policy projects.
8Big-Name Users Embrace OpenStack
Users are perhaps the single biggest force in the OpenStack community, defining needs and pushing the platform forward. Big-name users include Walmart, Best Buy, Comcast, AT&T, Yahoo, eBay and the U.S. National Security Agency.