The cloud for anti-cloud companies
You know how you can run stuff on public cloud computing infrastructure like what my employer, +Rackspace Hosting
or our competiton, whether it be +Amazon.com
, Microsoft, +Joyent
or Google are hosting?
Well, we keep hearing of companies that can't use public cloud solutions for a variety of reasons, whether management is scared of letting data off site, or regulatory concerns. Healthcare or defense workloads, for instance, are tough to run on public clouds, among many others.+OpenStack
is changing where you can run cloud infrastructure. Many companies will offer OpenStack-based services, which reduces lockin, but now you can run OpenStack wherever you want -- and get Rackspace's support. Today we announced that we run your own cloud for you anywhere you want. http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-we-run-your-cloud-for-you-anywhere-you-want/
This is just one of a bunch of announcements coming over the next few months about OpenStack (did you see that Deutsche Telekom backed OpenStack today too? http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/251258/deutsche_telekom_backs_openstack_will_help_make_it_more_secure.html
When our management first announced OpenStack would be open sourced and given to the community I thought it was a brilliant idea. I just had no idea the kinds of support it would gather in just a year or two.
It's yet another reason why I love working at Rackspace.
Oh, speaking of which, +The Next Web
's +Hermione Way
is broadcasting from our headquarters all week. I'll be on a startup bus tomorrow heading that way with a group of people starting companies. SXSW is gonna be a lot of fun this year! More from the road starting tomorrow.