AT&T Joins OpenStack as it Launches Cloud for Developers

Sean Gallagher | Ars Technica | January 10, 2012

At AT&T's Developer Summit in Las Vegas, company CTO John Donovan announced that the company had officially become a contributor to OpenStack, the open-source cloud architecture project that emerged from efforts by NASA and hosting company RackSpace. AT&T is the first telecom services provider to join OpenStack.

Donovan said that AT&T had been participating in the project for more than a year, and "has already contributed a blueprint for a potential new function within OpenStack, focused on transactional task management." AT&T already has three data centers running the OpenStack platform, and plans to double its open-source infrastructure this year...