The minds behind OpenStack – pros from Rackspace Hosting, NASA and others – say that the open source cloud-computing platform they’re creating is a bazaar, not a cathedral. The mission is to build a massively scalable open source, open design, open development community for all public and private cloud providers. Last month, Embotics joined that expansive community, and we’ve pledged to leverage OpenStack technology in future versions of vCommander.
We believe in the promise of OpenStack, and we know that once organizations begin to create and offer cloud-computing services on this standard, users will need compatible automated, self-service cloud management capabilities. As part of our any-hypervisor-any-cloud commitment, Embotics will help OpenStack users to manage multiple hypervisors and gain visibility into and control over their heterogeneous virtualized environments.
When we joined the OpenStack Community, Heidi Skupien Bretz, OpenStack director of business development, said, “We embrace Embotics’ participation in the OpenStack community and its commitment to integrate OpenStack services into its product. We are eager to draw upon the technical expertise of Embotics’ cloud computing and virtualization veterans to achieve our goal of becoming the universal cloud computing platform.”
We’re happy to share that expertise and technological support for an effort that will ultimately make cloud management even easier. This is essential in a virtualization landscape where data centers are increasingly managing multiple hypervisors across disparate cloud platforms. As the OpenStack community grows, the choices for data center managers expand, as well. And as more data centers implement multi-hypervisors, it is imperative that companies have a management solution in place that is compatible with and able to quickly and easily the new hypervisors.