Cloud Builders strengthens customer support in open clouds
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 09-Mar-2011
Rackspace Hosting announced a new customer service offering that complements its OpenStack open source cloud operating system.
The new service offering, Rackspace Cloud Builders, will provide businesses with training, certification, deployment services, and ongoing support to enterprises and service providers.
Rackspace Cloud Builders is built on the expertise at OpenStack and Anso Labs, a professional services company that was recently acquired by Rackspace.
Turning bare metal servers into clouds
At present, the OpenStack ecosystem includes Autonomic Resources, Canonical, Citrix, Cloudscaling, Cybera, Dell, Equinix, Intel, Grid Dynamics, Microsoft and Opscode, to deliver training, system integrations and deployment services. Dell has built a new OpenStack installer to turn bare metal servers into clouds, which they are expected to contribute to the open source community after completion of field tests.
"Dell has always been committed to developing and promoting open standards, which is why we proudly support Rackspace in this initiative," said John Igoe, executive director of Cloud Software Solutions, Dell. "By deploying OpenStack based solutions quickly, customers can migrate workloads and applications to cloud based infrastructures more easily."