What is OpenStack

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Here's a good background article about OpenStack.


"OpenStack is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing project started by Rackspace Cloud and NASA in 2010. Currently more than 150 companies have joined the project among which are AMD, Intel, Canonical, SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and Yahoo!.[1][2][3][4] It is free open source software released under the terms of the Apache License. It is portable software, but is mostly developed and used on the Linux operating system.
OpenStack integrates code from NASA's Nebula platform as well as Rackspace's Cloud Files platform, and is included and released in both the Ubuntu [5] and Red Hat [6] Linux distributions."

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In the words of rackspace, it is "...an open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds." We can thank NASA for helping developing OpenStack, so raise your glass of Tang for a toast. The rackspace website has an excellent summary of OpenStack. http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/openstack/

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