When one of the world’s most prestigious research laboratories decided to embrace cloud computing, it chose OpenStack. Using the world’s largest, most complex scientific instruments, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, helps scientists gain a better understanding of the very structure of the universe. “With our OpenStack cloud, we’ve been able to offer physicists the resources they need to analyze and model data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).” Tim Bell, manager, infrastructure services, CERN