CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, already uses OpenStack to power its private cloud environment. Now, its openlab group is partnering with Rackspace to build a large hybrid cloud environment based on the same technology.
“We’re helping them make the vision of hybrid cloud do-able — [CERN is] starting to federate their existing cloud, the cloud we’re building with them and the public cloud at Rackspace,” explained Rackspace CTO John Engates.
The deployment could serve as a reference architecture for other large organizations interested in hybrid cloud environments. Engates added, "CERN doubling down on OpenStack and bringing us in gives us a big test bed and venue. We have aspirations to put our cloud in every context."