Originally posted on Gigaom:
EMC(s emc) has joined the OpenStack open-source cloud effort. The news hits three months after VMware(s vmw) — 80 percent owned by EMC — signaled its intention to back the initiative. EMC joins as a corporate-level member while VMware is a higher-level gold member.
The news was posted to a blog by EMC global marketing CTO Chuck Hollis late Tuesday. Hollis wrote that OpenStack, like Linux before it, has “matured in to a serious enterprise operating environment” and “the OpenStack Foundation is the key industry nexus point for the evolution of a growing number of different-flavored distributions and editions.”
NASA and Rackspace(s rax) launched OpenStack about three years ago to be an alternative to Amazon Web Services(s amzn) and VMware. Since then, it has gained a ton of vendor support with Hewlett-Packard(s hpq), Cisco(s csco), IBM(s ibm) and Red Hat(s rhat) all joining up. Citrix(s ctrx) was a big…
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