Update: HP also announced support for OpenStack on its corporate blog. And the beat goes on…
The OpenStack Parade is getting bigger and bigger. As predicted, enterprise vendors are starting to announce efforts to make OpenStack “Enterprise Ready.” Today Dell announced their support for OpenStack through their launch of the “Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution.” This is a bundle of hardware, OpenStack, a Dell-created OpenStack installer (“Crowbar”), and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders.
Just one year old, the OpenStack movement is a real long-term competitor to VMware’s hegemoy in the cloud. I fully expect to see IBM,
HP and other vendors jumping into the OpenStack Parade in the not too distant future.