OpenStack Summit: $1 Billion Opportunity Ahead
The OpenStack Design Summit and Conference in Hong Kong kicked off this week, and the news pouring out of the conference that puts the open source cloud platform front and center has been anything but lacking. That's not surprising, considering the amount of attention the platform gets for both public and private clouds by both vendors and the channel.
The OpenStack Design Summit and Conference in Hong Kong kicked off this week, and the news pouring out of the conference putting the open source cloud platform front and center has been anything but lacking.
That’s not surprising, considering the amount of attention the platform gets for both public and private clouds by both vendors and the channel.
Here are a few of the highlights from the conference so far:
- Paris-based eNovance formed a partnership with Red Hat (RHT) to deliver jointly developed and marketed OpenStack implementation and integration services. This partnership is also intended to help accelerate adoption of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, but the two companies have OpenStack adoption in general in mind, as well.
- VMware (VMW) and Mirantis are teaming up to simplify cloud deployments on the Mirantis OpenStack distribution with VMware technologies. Mirantis is strictly focused on OpenStack deployments and recently released its own commercial distribution of the open source platform. Some industry insiders think Mirantis may end up being the go-to partners for OpenStack deployments.
- More than 3,000 people from 50 countries and 480 cities are currently attending the conference. That’s a new record for the conference.
- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) announced it had put the OpenStack Horizon project into production as a core technology for its new HP Public Cloud Console. The company also introduced “enterprise-grade” enhancements to HP Cloud OS.
- Canonical launched the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab, which is meant to make it easier to integrate Ubuntu Linux into the OpenStack open source cloud platform. With the launch of this new solution, Canonical also announced it was working with several partners, including Cisco Systems (CSCO), Dell, Intel (INTC) and IBM (IBM).
- And the OpenStack Foundation has new members. They include Aptira, Hitachi and Huawei, each of which have been approved as Gold members of the organization.
The conference is just getting started, so there are bound to be more announcements. Don’t forget to check in on Talkin’ Cloud to get the latest news about the OpenStack Summit.