OpenStack Rising: The Open Source Cloud's First Year


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Austin Makes Landfall; Design Summit Grows

The OpenStack launch is followed by the first official OpenStack code release, on Oct. 21, 2010. Dubbed "Austin," the release includes the code for Object Storage, the cloud storage play and OpenStack Compute, a large-scale compute provisioning engine, which combines features from Rackspace's Cloud Servers offering and the NASA Nebula cloud platform. The new release makes OpenStack Compute ready for testing and prototyping. Rackspace encourages users to install the code, offer feedback and participate in the development process.

On Oct. 22, 2010, Microsoft joins the OpenStack initiative and adds Hyper-V support to OpenStack. Less than a month later, from Nov. 9 through Nov. 12, OpenStack holds its second design summit, for the Bexar code release. The San Antonio event draws 250 attendees, 62 partners and 165 developers.



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