rPath launches OpenStack compute appliance for software deployment

Summary:rPath, self-described as a "service factory for on-demand IT," is releasing a new appliance for OpenStack cloud computing software intended for simpler deployment and upgrades.

Another day, another application intended for making life and work in the cloud just a bit easier.

rPath, self-described as a "service factory for on-demand IT," is releasing a new appliance for OpenStack cloud computing software intended for simpler deployment and upgrades.

Essentially, its touted as it's a grab-and-go tool for developers using OpenStack. The OpenStack Compute Appliance will allows users to configure and update software on the OpenStack cloud on both physical and virtual infrastructures.

Brett Adam, CTO and SVP of engineering at rPath, said in a statement that the idea behind the product is because building and deploying OpenStack compute servers is somewhat challenging and arduous, this automated process should ease up the process of deploying complex, multi-tier applications.

rPath is offering free downloads of the appliance to members of the open source cloud community for both ISO and VMware platforms on its website. rPath will also be donating staff time and company technology for the test cloud based on equipment from Rackspace.

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Topics: CXO, IT Employment, Software

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