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Google Signs on as Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation

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AUSTIN, Texas // July 16, 2015 // Google has signed on as the newest Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation. The company will commit engineering resources to the project, focusing on Linux containers and integrating container management technologies like Kubernetes with projects such as OpenStack Magnum.

OpenStack is a collection of open source cloud computing projects used to build infrastructure supporting VMs, bare metal and containers under a single control plane. Users deploy OpenStack clouds for a diversity of workloads, including the acceleration of software development and the simplification of managing legacy workloads.

Google has been collaborating with the OpenStack community on projects like Murano and Magnum since the beginning of the year. At the OpenStack Summit in May, the company presented a demonstration of container management on OpenStack clouds in two sessions: a keynote address and a breakout session.

Blog posts by Google and the OpenStack Foundation (Google Bringing Container Expertise to OpenStack) are posted to provide additional details.

“We are excited about becoming active participants in the OpenStack community,” said Craig McLuckie, Product Manager at Google. “We look forward to sharing what we’ve learned and hearing how OpenStack users are thinking about containers and other technologies to support cloud-native apps.”

McLuckie will present on container management technologies at OpenStack Silicon Valley, August 26-27 in Mountain View. Google is a Headline sponsor of the event.

“OpenStack is a platform that frees users to run proven technologies like VMs as well as new technologies like containers,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “With Google committing unequaled container and container management engineering expertise to our community, the deployment of containers via proven orchestration engines like Kubernetes will accelerate rapidly. OpenStack continues to set itself apart as the single open source cloud platform for the widest diversity of workloads, all supported by one environment with one control plane, one API, one dashboard.”

OpenStack is supported by a large and growing ecosystem of technology leaders and users contributing to the software and building products and services to help organizations adopt the software platform. The diversity of vendors and consumption models in the community can be seen in the OpenStack Marketplace.

OpenStack Summit Tokyo
OpenStack Magnum and containers will be important topics at the upcoming OpenStack Summit, which will take place October 27-30 in Tokyo. Several thousand enterprise, telco and public cloud users will gather to discuss the future of cloud computing, cloud applications and the open source cloud ecosystem at the semi-annual event.

About OpenStack
OpenStack® is the most widely deployed open source software for building clouds. Enterprises use OpenStack to support rapid deployment of new products, reduce costs and improve internal systems. Service providers use OpenStack to give customers reliable, easily accessible cloud infrastructure resources, supporting technologies including platforms and containers. OpenStack powers clouds for many of the world’s largest brands, including AT&T, Bloomberg, Cisco Webex, Disney, Fidelity and Walmart. Nearly 500 companies and 23,000 individuals across more than 150 countries are supporters of the project.

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2015-07-16 11:00:00