Rackspace and NASA, in a joint effort, are planning to produce a cloud computing platform known as Openstack. The plan was officially announced yesterday. The move aims to involve community in the emergent cloud market.
The plan would possibly be able to offer better open cloud computing. Both Rackspace and NASA will allow their users to create the cloud environments with cloud computing codes, anywhere they want to.
Rackspace has decided to provide the computing codes to Cloud Servers Offerings and Cloud Files. On the other hand, NASA is allowing the users to have more information about the code and technology. These services from both the organisations will allow the users to know exactly the working of Nebula Cloud Platform.
“The bottom line is that we believe this to be a potentially game changing event. The reason is that Rackspace has committed itself to a true open-source project”, said Thorsten von Eicken, CTO of RightScale. RightScale is the Cloud Tools partner of Rackspace.
The service providers and channels, which are planning to increase their cloud offerings, are very attracted by this open sourcing of codes by the organisations. This would provide them a new platform to design the cloud solutions.
According to Randy Bias, CEO of CloudScaling. com, OpenStack will provide an opportunity to create the competition for Amazon and VMware in terms of storage offers.