VMware- Rackspace Collaborates, Creates New OpenStack Cloud Platform

By CIOReview | Friday, September 11, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: With the changing features of cloud technology, IT landscape and enterprises are also changing.  In this multi- cloud world enterprises can no more depend on one monolithic technology stack. To this end, VMware and Rackspace have partnered together to create a new interoperable OpenStack cloud platform, reports Nicole Henderson for Thewhir.com website.

The new platform aims to free customers from the complexity of spinning up OpenStack clouds, particularly when it comes to hybrid and multi-cloud environments. “The interoperable OpenStack cloud architecture allows customers to spin up a choice of VMware’s Integrated OpenStack or Rackspace’s Private Cloud powered by OpenStack. The platform further allows customers to create infrastructure automation using standard OpenStack APIs,” quotes Amr Abdelrazik, Senior Product Manager, VMware.

With this solution, enterprises will gain flexibility by being able to deploy applications across KVM hyperversion- the virtualization layer in Kernel-based Virtual Machine or EsXi hyperversion- an enterprise-class, type- 1 hyperversion developed by VMware for deploying and serving virtual computers.

Apart from this, VMware has also launched version 2 of its VMware Integrated OpenStack that adds support for seamless OpenStack installation upgrading, with improvements introduced in the OpenStack Kilo release.