Today Rackspace and NASA announced OpenStack, an open source cloud platform that they are collaborating on and building a community around. Last week the inaugural OpenStack design summit was held here in Austin with 20 companies from around the world, including Dell, participating.
During one of the breaks I grabbed sometime with Rackspace’s cloud president, Lew Moorman to learn more about the effort and get his thoughts:
Some of the topics Lew tackles:
- What is OpenStack (an opensource set of technologies for building clouds…)
- Why Rackspace decided to opensource their code .
- How Rackspace got hooked up with NASA and what each brings to the party.
- Taking Nebula’s core foundation and adding some elements from Rackspace’s side in order to put together a release candidate that should be available to the community this Fall.
- Press Release: Rackspace Open Sources Cloud Platform; Plans to Collaborate with NASA and other Industry Leaders
- Blog: NASA’s chief cloud architect talks OpenStack
- Blog: Talkin’ to the project lead of OpenStack Object Storage
- Blog: OpenStack Compute – talking to the chief architect
- OpenStack.org home page
Pau for now…