OpenStack Wants to Be Android of the Cloud

Cloud computing vendor Rackspace is leading a new open-source project known as OpenStack, which will develop a cloud platform to compete with VMware’s vSphere and Microsoft’s Azure. NASA will also contribute code from its Nebula Cloud Platform to the project.

The organizations hope enterprises will embrace OpenStack as they develop their own private and hybrid clouds. “What Android is to smartphone operating systems, we want OpenStack to be for the cloud,” said Rackspace’s Lew Moorman.

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