Intel and Rackspace Team To Speed Enterprise Adoption of OpenStack

These days, Intel has its head in the clouds. It wants to ensure its enterprise clients do, too. Yesterday, the semiconductor company announced a new EUCloud for AllEU initiative to push for faster adoption of cloud architecture by enterprises. As part of the initiative, Intel said it is teaming up with Rackspace to open a new development center for the OpenStack cloud platform.

OpenStack, a free, open-source platform deployed by organizations under an infrastructure-as-a-service model, was originally developed by Rackspace in collaboration with NASA in 2010. Called the OpenStack Innovation Center, the new center, which will house Rackspace and Intel engineers, will be located at RackspaceEUs corporate headquarters in San Antonio.

OpenStack Innovation Center

Rackspace said that ultimately it wants the OpenStack Innovation Center to be home to the worldEUs largest collection of OpenStack developers. The centerEUs ultimate goal is to accelerate the development of enterprise capabilities and significantly add to the number of developers contributing to upstream OpenStack code. The project will also seek to advance the scalability, manageability and reliability of OpenStack by adding new features, functionality, and eliminating bugs through upstream code contributions.

OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. Since it was founded, OpenStack has become one of the fastest growing open source communities in the world, with more than 520 member companies and 27,000 individual contributors across 167 countries.

"This announcement demonstrates our continued support and commitment to open source projects," said Jason Waxman, vice president and general manager of the Cloud Platforms Group at Intel. "Our ongoing collaboration with Rackspace and the OpenStack community represents an ideal opportunity to accelerate the enterprise appeal of OpenStack."

Expanding the Cloud

In addition to the OpenStack Innovation Center, Rackspace and Intel will also be...

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