VMware Announces Its Own OpenStack Distribution #VMworld

VMware has been one of the top contributors to the open-source OpenStack cloud platform over the last several years, and now the company is taking the next logical step by announcing its own OpenStack distribution.

The new VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) offering is being formally announced at the VMworld conference today, providing a new option in the increasingly competitive space for OpenStack products and services. Dan Wendlandt, director of product management for OpenStack at VMware, is helping to lead the new VIO effort. Wendlandt is a well-known name in OpenStack circles, having helped get the OpenStack Neutron networking project started (originally under the name Quantum) back in 2011.