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Cisco, Cloud Computing and Open Source Software

Jan 05, 2011, 16:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Tucker noted that Cisco is taking an interest in a number of different open source cloud initiatives. One of the open source efforts he's watching is the Rackspace and NASA led OpenStack effort.

"The OpenStack project is an initiative to build an open source cloud computing platform and was announced in July 2010. The first OpenStack release came out at the end of October, after benefitting from the contributions of over 35 technology vendors.

"To date, Tucker said that Cisco hasn't yet contributed code to OpenStack, though Cisco has attended OpenStack development meetings."

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