OpenStack Turned 3

by Dave Michels

OpenStack is an emerging open private cloud alternative,
and it’s sure to impact UC significantly. OpenStack just celebrated its
third birthday. OpenStack got its start from NASA and
Rackspace as a private cloud alternative to Amazon’s public AWS. In just
three years, the effort now has support from 231 companies,
contributions from 1,036 individuals, implementations in 121 countries,
and several real-life customer implementations including Best Buy,
Bloomberg, Comcast, Fidelity, and PayPal.