But now there are all these devices. The PC is only one of many.
And so the center of this new universe is the cloud. This is a huge and important shift that can’t be overstated. Just as when data went from analog to digital, compute is now going from physical devices to cloud services. The cloud isn’t set to be a type of computing—the cloud will BE computing.
So this is Linux, the beating heart of a web server. Because it was open source and openly compatible, Linux beat out proprietary software to be the de facto datacenter standard.
This is OpenStack—the Linux of the cloud; an operating system for the cloud. Like Linux, OpenStack is being built as open source software. More than 200 developers contributed to Essex, the latest release. OpenStack is backed by Cisco, IBM, Rackspace, Redhat and many more companies.
The other piece of the story is the public cloud. It's really been a tale of two cities, as proprietary public clouds like Amazon have battled proprietary software for private clouds like VMare. The result has been incompatible proprietary solutions that don't speak the same language.
Bringing public and private clouds together is a problem that only open source software can solve. The potential here is tremendous—one cloud operating system unlocks the ability to put workloads were they make sense, not where your vendor dictates. It means you will be able to start in your data center and burst into the cloud. It means cloud-only companies will for the first time be running on openly available software with no lock-in.
So what does all of this mean in terms of our products and our portfolio. That’s also game-changing news for the industry and more importantly for our customers. Moving our public cloud to openstack instantly expands our portfoilio, delivering:Rackspace Cloud on OpenStackMany New Cloud ProductsEntirely New User ExperienceReady for Mission Critical Apps
New set of servicesOur experience of running complexworklioad, All in dedicated mission cirtical, now possible in cloud
Clearly at Rackspace we have decided to bet our business on OpenStack!OpenStack + Fanatical SupportWe believe our business is about creating great service experiences around open technologies.We’ve been doing this since the beginning.