OpenStack, an open source cloud computing infrastructure project which grew out of a collaboration of Rackspace and NASA, keeps gaining momentum, with two more announcements at this week's OSCON conference. Today, OpenStack has participation from more than 90 organizations with 1200 participants.
New Company Launched
Founded by former NASA CTO Chris Kemp, a company named Nebula launched this week. Nebula plans to leverage OpenStack platform and assist business in deploying large private cloud computing infrastructures. In addition to supporting commodity servers from today's enterprise vendors, Nebula will support Facebook's Open Compute platform.
HP Announces Support for OpenStack
In announcing its plans to support OpenStack, HP noted that it is taking an active role in the OpenStack community and sees this project as an opportunity to enable customers, partners and developers with unique infrastructure and development solutions across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. There are members of HP cloud development teams that are already actively participating on OpenStack’s Launchpad and irc channel (#openstack on irc.freenode.net).
HP is also sponsoring the OpenStack Design Summit and OpenStack Conference in October ’11 in Boston, where the company plans to share and engage with the community further