"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
"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
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