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OpenStack Expands with Glance, Ubuntu and Cisco

Feb 04, 2011, 10:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"OpenStack started out as a joint effort of NASA and Rackspace in July of 2010. The first platform release in October benefited from the contributions of over 35 technology vendors. With the new Bexar release, even more technology vendors are joining the effort, including Cisco and Canonical Ubuntu Linux. The Bexar release marks a milestone in the maturation of OpenStack as the effort continues to gain momentum as a key technology for cloud deployment.

"The new Glance code is intended to be the glue that will tie cloud compute and storage technology together, Jonathan Bryce, chairman of the OpenStack project oversight committee and co-founder of the Rackspace Cloud told InternetNews.com. Glance is being run as a separate effort from the compute and storage components of OpenStack.

""Glance is an image management service," Bryce said. "So when you want to take a snapshot of a running virtual machine and then store it somewhere for backup, or want the ability to provision a number of copies of it, then Glance is the technology that does that."

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