Cisco releases OpenStack distribution

Cisco Systems Inc. is showing more support for the OpenStack open source cloud management platform by releasing a free distribution dubbed the Cisco Edition of Open Stack. It’s significant in that it includes virtual networking services.

You can read about it at the Cisco blog, where it was announced, as well as in this story from Network World U.S.

According to Cisco’s Kyle Mestery, CEOS been tested on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 with the Cisco Nexus switches and UCS C Series servers, although it can run on other infrastructure.
With service providers and enterprises increasingly interested in anything cloud, the opportunity to test an integrated distutibution will be snapped up by many organziations.
By the way, this week there’s an OpenStack conference in San Diego. The keynotes for Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday Oct. 17 are streamed here.


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