What is OpenStack?

BARCELONA – OpenStack is an open source cloud platform but that’s not all that OpenStack is. In a session at the OpenStack Summit here, Thierry Carrez, Director of Engineering, detailed a broader view of what the entity known as OpenStack is really all about – and it is much more than just the cloud.

For Carrez, OpenStack’s common goal is to build an interoperable cloud software platform while the role of the OpenStack Foundation is about how to structure things so that development work can get done.