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Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution 

Hosting ServicesROUND ROCK, Texas – To further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Dell today announced the first available cloud solution offering based on the OpenStack platform—the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution. Customers seeking alternatives to existing cloud options based on proprietary, licensed software models can now utilize the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution, which integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders.

The Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution comes with a reference architecture designed to help customers quickly integrate, deploy and manage their IT resources in an OpenStack environment. Tested, validated, and supported by Dell, the reference architecture is based on Dell PowerEdge C Series servers, which capture the efficiencies and design lessons learned from some of the world’s largest hosting and cloud providers, while being engineered to maximize revenue per-square foot within the data center. Read more

DreamHost Pledges Support to OpenStack Project

June 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on DreamHost Pledges Support to OpenStack Project 

Webmaster ToolboxBREA, CA – DreamHost, a global full-service web hosting company, today announced its commitment to support the development of OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system and global development community with more than 75 participating organizations.

DreamHost, an established long-term player in the hosting space, has been a strong supporter of open source software and the open source community for many years. The promise of OpenStack — driving open standards for public and private clouds — is a benefit to all community participants, users and to the rapidly changing hosting industry at large. OpenStack aims to be simple to implement, massively scalable, feature-rich, and above all else, open. Read more

Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration

April 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Utilizing its relationship with Akamai, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the addition of CNAMES which further extends the capabilities of its overall Cloud Files product offering.

Rackspace Cloud Files provides businesses of all sizes fundamental tools for building new applications in the cloud. Cloud Files, built on OpenStack’s Object Storage technology, is enterprise ready, highly scalable and serves content through its Akamai-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering. Read more

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

Tata Communications Selects Cloud.com to Power InstaCompute

March 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Tata Communications Selects Cloud.com to Power InstaCompute 

Hosting ToolboxCupertino, CA – Cloud.com, the market leader in open source cloud computing software, today announced that Tata Communications, a leading global provider of a new world of communications, is using the company’s flagship product, CloudStack™, for its public cloud offering, InstaCompute. Specifically tailored to meet the IT needs of growing businesses, InstaCompute is an innovative new cloud computing service which provides secure and elastic, on-demand computing and storage resources. Tata Communications chose Cloud.com because of its ability to get the organization to market with a highly scalable and reliable cloud platform that enables it to address the growing demand for affordable and global cloud computing services.

“Growing businesses throughout the world are looking for technology innovations to overcome the lack of IT management bandwidth, tight budgets and the need for quicker time to market,” said David Wirt, SVP, Global Head of Managed Services at Tata Communications. “Cloud computing is a powerful tool that addresses these challenges quickly and efficiently. In selecting our cloud management platform, it was important to find a partner that provided us with a foundation for building a highly reliable and secure cloud service and at the same time, give us the control and flexibility to differentiate and tailor our solution to our customers’ needs.” Read more

Rackspace Launches Cloud Builders Business to Support OpenStack Cloud Deployments

March 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Rackspace Launches Cloud Builders Business to Support OpenStack Cloud Deployments 

Hosting ToolboxSAN ANTONIO – Organizations deploying OpenStack™, the open source cloud operating system, can now receive formal service and support offerings from Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry. Rackspace today announced Rackspace Cloud Builders, a new business that will offer training and certification, deployment services, and ongoing support to enterprises and service providers through its team of OpenStack experts and its network of technology industry leaders. For the first time, Rackspace will extend its commitment to customer service, known as Fanatical Support®, beyond the company’s datacenters to stand behind any OpenStack cloud deployment.

“Customers want to realize the benefits of cloud computing in many locations depending on their requirements and needs. The promise of being open, flexible and compatible makes OpenStack the ideal platform; however, they also want the assurance that a partner like Rackspace is standing behind them when deploying it in their own datacenters,” said Jim Curry, General Manager of Rackspace Cloud Builders. “We are ready to support OpenStack deployments anywhere starting today.” Read more

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