First Release for New Open Source Cloud Platform
First public version of OpenStack Compute and Object Storage released.
The OpenStack project for providing an open source cloud
computing platform has just released its first public version of OpenStack Compute and
Object Storage. OpenStack Compute is a scalable compute
provisioning engine, while OpenStack Object Storage provides a
distributed object store.
This release builds on the developer preview, released in July,
with new additions including a statistics processor and
user-defined metadata. There are also “dozens” of bug fixes.
“Citrix will deliver OpenStack technology as an integral part of
the Citrix OpenCloud platform,” said Peter Levine, senior vice
president and general manager of the Datacenter and Cloud Division
at Citrix. “The industry has spoken, and customers are demanding
open, cross platform virtualisation solutions. We’re already seeing
positive results from our early participation in the developer
community, and we see momentum building to make OpenStack the open
source standard for both enterprise and public cloud
Users are currently being encouraged to install the code and
provide feedback. The next release – ‘Bexar’ is currently scheduled
for a January release.