The Cloud Foundry Foundation will be backed by ActiveState, CenturyLink, EMC, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Rackspace, SAP and VMware.
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According to Rackspace CTO John Engates, the dedicated VMware VCenter Servers will allow customers to migrate VMware workloads from their data centers to Rackspace facilities.
Although it could lose customers due to its no-vendor lock-in policy, Rackspace has opened up the ability to move VMware workloads to and from its datacentres.
The Next Generation Public Cloud products are based on the OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service, which has benefited from major code contributions from Rackspace
In an earnings call alongside its second-quarter financial results, the company's chief executive emphasised the importance of OpenStack as a way of driving business in the future
OpenStack is to cloud computing as Linux is to the client operating system, and it will enjoy a similar level of success, according to Rackspace's chief strategy officer Lew Moorman.Moorman told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that OpenStack, or an equivalent open-source infrastructure system like it, will be picked up to drive cloud services as it eliminates the software cost of running a basic cloud service.
The third major release of the open-source OpenStack cloud operating system has comprehensive hypervisor support, server cluster awareness and enhanced security
The virtualisation specialist has acquired WaveMaker, which provides an in-browser integrated graphical development environment that complements VMware's SpringSource