OpenStack support will help enterprises: Oracle exec

Oracle Corp.’s decision a few weeks ago to become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation will help the development of interoperable hybrid clouds, according to a company spokesman.

In a blog posted Thursday to  John Foley, Oracle’s director of strategic communications, said the company will add links to OpenStack to a number of products, including Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle ZS3 Series and Pillar Axiom storage systems, and StorageTek tape systems, and to achieve OpenStack compatibility in Oracle Compute Cloud and Oracle Storage Cloud.

It will also make OpenStack compatible with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Compute Cloud Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

Open source-based solutions to creating cloud platforms for enterprises have the advantage of a wide knowledge base for IT departments to draw on. OpenStack board members include reps from Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Cisco Systems, IBM and Linux distributors Red Hat Suse and Canonical.

Dubbed a cloud operating system, OpenStack controls pools of compute, storage and networking resources. In October the eighth release (called Havana) of OpenStack was put out which nearly 400 new features.

At the time of the Oracle [Nasdaq: ORCL] OpenStack Foundation announcement Edward Screven, Oracle’s chief corporate architect, said the company’s goal is to give customers greater choice and flexibility in how they use the company’s products in public and private clouds.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

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