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First OpenStack cloud now open for business

Oct 28, 2011, 12:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Derrick Harris)

"It might be faster and easier to deploy a white-label cloud using software from VMware or any of the myriad private-cloud startups, but Internap and others chose to go the OpenStack route because they think being part of a large ecosystem all sharing common APIs and core technologies is worth the extra effort. OpenStack provides some core capabilities around Compute, Storage and Networking, as well as a dashboard, but providers on their own when it comes to capabilities such as billing and other customizations that help distinguish one offering from another."

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