What Took So Long? The First Open Source Private Cloud Software Arrives

Brian Proffitt | ReadWriteWeb | August 1, 2012

Rackspace has become the first vendor to deliver on the promise of true cloud-computing portability for businesses with Wednesday’s launch of the first commercial cloud service using OpenStack cloud technology.

The news specifically announces that from this point forward, all new Rackspace Cloud customers using cloud services will have their cloud hosted on OpenStack technology.
Techies hear a lot of hype about OpenStack these days. The open source cloud project that was kicked off by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 has a lot going for it, including practically a bazillion commercial vendors throwing resources into it, including Red Hat, HP and SUSE, which are basing their respective cloud strategies on OpenStack...