What is the big deal about OpenStack cloud computing software?

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There seems to be a fair amount of buzz about Rackspace releasing OpenStack for private clouds. What's the big deal about it?

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jimlynch
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You can also get info from Rackspace's site about this:

Rackspace Opens the Cloud with OpenStack
http://www.rackspace.com/information/mediacenter/announcements/openstack/

There's a video that explains the service on that page. Hope it helps.

bcastle
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I think the big deal is that Rackspace is opening up what has a cloud platform for major companies like HP and Dell for use for smaller companies' private clouds.   Here is an article with a bit of perspective on it:

 

http://www.cloudave.com/15840/cloud-spring/

 

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