Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Three Commercial Cloud Vendors Push Open Source

Most cloud players are in it to make money by pushing proprietary solutions.  But three commercial cloud players think there is money to be made in them there open source hills. Rackspace, Dell and Equinix have joined forces to promote OpenStack, a cloud platform based on work done at NASA (with the help of RackSpace) to build NASA's Nebula cloud platform.

OpenStack can build public or private clouds and has the backing over some 50 different organizations.

The trio have set up a demo so prospective user can get a feel for how OpenStack stacks up.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/01/2011 at 1:18 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft Offers More Help on Windows Server 2008 Upgrades

    Microsoft this week published additional help resources for organizations stuck on Windows Server 2008, which fell out of support on Jan. 14.

  • Microsoft Ups Its Carbon Reduction Goals

    Microsoft on Thursday announced a corporatewide carbon reduction effort that aims to make the company "carbon negative" by 2030.

  • How To Dynamically Lock Down an Unattended Windows 10 PC

    One of the biggest security risks in any organization happens when a user walks away from their PC without logging out. Microsoft has the solution (and it's not a password-protected screensaver).

  • First Stable Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge Browser Released

    Microsoft on Wednesday announced the first release of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser at the "stable" commercial-release stage.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.