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Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment 

Web Hosting BlogREDWOOD CITY, CA – Dell Inc. (Nasdaq:DELL), Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) today announced that they have collaborated to develop an OpenStack™ cloud demonstration and test environment. The demo environment will be available in three data centers: the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Ashburn, Va., and the Rackspace data center in Chicago, Ill. The companies also plan to collaborate on additional demo environments in Equinix data centers in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2011. The demonstration environment allows organizations to easily and rapidly assess applications on the open-source cloud platform, simplifying the evaluation process and speeding the deployment of OpenStack proof of concepts (POCs). It is the first demonstration of an open standard platform where geographically dispersed OpenStack clouds can offer customers the ability to move applications and workloads between them.

OpenStack is a collection of open-source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud platform for public and private clouds. Originally founded by Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers, technologists, researchers and more than 50 organizations collaborating to help enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware. Read more

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