1The Changing Face of the OpenStack Vendor Market
As with any new area of technology, the OpenStack cloud market has undergone transition with some startup vendors getting acquired and others simply ceasing operations. Since 2010, when NASA and Rackspace first got together to form OpenStack, at least seven vendors have faded from the landscape. Perhaps the biggest collapse in the OpenStack market was the April 2015 demise of Nebula, which was founded by OpenStack founder and former NASA CTO Chris Kemp. Also no longer leading an OpenStack company is Joshua McKenty, who was a co-worker of Kemp at NASA, as Cisco acquired his firm Piston Cloud Computing in June 2015. As the OpenStack Summit kicks off in Boston this week, running from May 8-11, eWEEK takes a look back at some of the OpenStack vendors of years past.
2Red Hat Acquires eNovance for $95M
3Cisco Buys Metacloud
4EMC Acquires CloudScaling
6Cisco Acquires Piston Cloud Computing
7IBM Purchases Blue Box
8Stratoscale Buys Tesora
Tesora was the leading vendor behind the OpenStack Trove database-as-a-service project. Stratoscale acquired Tesora in February 2017.