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OpenStack Kilo Cloud Platform Debuts With Ironic Bare-Metal Service

Kilo is the 11th release of OpenStack since NASA and Rackspace launched it in 2010. OpenStack is a platform that incorporates multiple projects delivering different capabilities. The latest project in the Kilo release is Project Ironic, which brings bare-metal server capabilities to OpenStack.

“Ironic runs as a service and ties into different hardware interfaces to manage bare-metal servers directly,” Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, told eWEEK.