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VMware and Rackspace announced a new interoperable OpenStack cloud architecture this week at VMworld 2015 to help customers spin up OpenStack clouds without the complexity, particularly those associated with hybrid or multi-cloud environments.
According to a blog post by VMware on Monday, the interoperable OpenStack cloud architecture enables customers to start with either VMware Integrated OpenStack or Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack, and build all of their infrastructure automation using standard OpenStack APIs.
“Our two companies will work to ensure this automation works with the respective OpenStack clouds. This is in line with the direction the OpenStack Foundation is taking to enable multi-cloud environments via identity federation,” VMware said.
“We are collaborating with Rackspace on exactly this type of multi-vendor architecture for OpenStack – one that removes lock-in at the infrastructure layer,” VMware said.
Rackspace said that enterprises using this solution will gain flexibility by being able to deploy applications across KVM or EsXi hypervisors and have a choice in how and where they provision a workload using common credentials.
“This interoperable OpenStack cloud architecture provides enterprises with a Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack environment running alongside their vSphere cluster with VMware Integrated OpenStack,” Rackspace said.
Also on Monday, VMware launched version 2 of its VMware Integrated OpenStack, which adds support for seamless OpenStack installation upgrading, among other capabilities, according to a report by InfoWorld.