OpenStack is an open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risks of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms. OpenStack offers flexibility and choice through a highly engaged community of over 6,000 individuals and over 190 companies including Rackspace®, Dell, HP, IBM, and Red Hat®.
OpenStack is a collaborative software project designed to create freely available code, badly needed standards, and common ground for the benefit of both cloud providers and cloud customers.
OpenStack Compute is designed to provision and manage large networks of virtual machines, creating a redundant and scalable cloud computing platform. It provides the software, APIs and control panels required to orchestrate a cloud environment, including running instances, managing networks, and controlling access through users and projects. OpenStack Compute strives to be both hardware- and hypervisor-agnostic, and supports a variety of hardware configurations and major hypervisors. Learn more about next generation Rackspace Cloud Servers™ which is built on the OpenStack Compute (Nova) code.
OpenStack Object Storage provides redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of standardized servers. OpenStack Storage scales to store petabytes of data, making it well suited to handle virtual machine images, photo storage, email storage and backup archiving inexpensively, through data replication and distribution across commodity hard drives. Rackspace contributed the Cloud Files Swift code, which became OpenStack Object Storage. We believe that Rackspace Cloud Files is currently one of the largest, if not the largest, production deployment of OpenStack Object Storage. Learn more about next generation Rackspace Cloud Files™ which is built on the OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) code.