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Parallels now a corporate sponsor of OpenStack Foundation

Zafar Anjum | Jan. 7, 2014
Parallels is aligning its open source strategy to support OpenStack, the company says

Parallels has announced it is backing up the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor. 

The overall goal of the Parallels OpenStack initiative is to enable service providers to easily deploy OpenStack as their cloud platform for delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the hosting and cloud services enablement provider announced today.  

OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform that helps organisations manage compute, storage, and networking resources in private and public cloud environments.

"OpenStack is top-of-mind for many of our service providers" said Birger Steen, chief executive officer, Parallels.  "Parallels' deep knowledge of the service provider requirements necessary to install the OpenStack platform will significantly contribute to making it easier and more compelling for companies looking to adopt the technology." 

According to the company, its contributions to the OpenStack community will focus on two distinct areas: improving the integration of containers virtualization within the OpenStack compute layer and working within the OpenStack community to help optimize OpenStack orchestration for the service provider industry.  

"Many service providers in the global mass market hosting industry are adopting OpenStack as a core technology to enable public cloud services," said Jonathan Bryce, executive director, OpenStack Foundation. "Parallels' has a strong position in the service provider market and can grow the number of OpenStack clouds by helping them successfully deploy and manage the platform.  We are very pleased to have them supporting the OpenStack Foundation and look forward to their contributions to the OpenStack community."


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