OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. OpenStack is open source software for building clouds. Created to drive industry standards, end cloud lock-in and speed cloud adoption, OpenStack is a common, open platform for both public and private clouds with the support of over 180 industry leading companies, more than 5,500 Individual Members and 300,000 downloads. The open source cloud operating system enables businesses to manage compute, storage and networking resources via a self-service portal and APIs on standard hardware at massive scale. OpenStack platform founded in July 2010 by Rackspace and NASA with the support of 25 companies and a few dozen developers.
As a founding platinum member with a official launch of the OpenStack Foundation, Canonical is involved by contributing to the project’s governance, technical development and strategy.
As stated by Kyle MacDonald, VP Cloud at Canonical: “The OpenStack Foundation is leading the cloud industry in developing the most cutting-edge enterprise and carrier class cloud platform available. Ubuntu has been the reference operating system for OpenStack since the beginning and, today, more enterprises and carriers trust Ubuntu and OpenStack to deliver mission critical platforms than any other cloud platform. Canonical, as a founding platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation, contributes to the project’s governance, technical development and strategy, while helping enterprises, carriers, their customers and their users benefit from the open technologies that are making the cloud more powerful, simple and ubiquitous.” You can read the complete story at Canonical Blog .