- Category: Platform as a Service & Cloud Computing
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:59
Finally, an open initiative with industry support for cloud computing. Until now, several cloud vendors were taking advantage to be first movers, and proposing technology to lock customers into their platforms.
... and the technology is backed by: Rackspace, NASA, Citrix, Dell, NTT, Data, PEER 1, SoftLayer, Rightscale, Cloud.com, iomart Group, Opscode, Puppet Labs, FathomDB, ANSO, CloudKick, Zenoss, Limelight, Enstratus, Cloudscaling, Scalr, AMD, Intel, Autonomic Resources, Riptano, Zuora, Nicira, Spiceworks, Sonian, and CloudSwitch.
It's focused to "to allow any organization to create and offer cloud computing capabilities using open source software running on standard hardware". So it's very infrastructure specific. I hope they'll fulfill the initial purpose and move up along the stack.