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How can OpenStack standardize cloud computing?

Why do IT professionals give their time freely to build an open source cloud operating system like OpenStack®? Because truth happens. Smart people gravitate toward the best ideas. In 2004, Linux® was a lot like OpenStack is today.

It is growing fast, supported by a community of individuals and enterprises, and creates a standard platform we can all build on. That's why we believe OpenStack represents the best of what technology offers.

An IDG survey of 200 senior IT professionals in the United States revealed that
84% of enterprises plan to deploy OpenStack.

Source: OpenStack: The platform of choice for cloud

What is OpenStack?

Developers and technologists from around the world collaborate on OpenStack to create tools for building and managing public and private clouds. OpenStack's development, distribution, and adoption are overseen by the OpenStack Foundation, whose mission is:

To produce the ubiquitous OpenSource cloud computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private clouds regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable.

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How can you get involved?

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RDO is a community of people using and deploying OpenStack on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Fedora, and distributions derived from these (such as CentOS, Scientific Linux and others). The RDO community covers all things related to using OpenStack on Red Hat based platforms.

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The OpenStack Foundation

The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system.

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The top 3 reasons companies deploy OpenStack: cost, efficiency, and it's an open platform.

Source: OpenStack User Survey: October 2013

Where is OpenStack headed?

We believe OpenStack is where Linux was a decade ago. It has attracted the best and brightest developers and companies to contribute to its success, and to create a standard, open platform for building the next generation of IT.

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Look out, Amazon—OpenStack jobs are on the rise

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: No One Knows OpenStack Better Than Us

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Red Hat is all in on OpenStack

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OpenStack appeals because it's efficient and we think it's going to scale. [...] It's not totally about saving money. It's about standards and flexibility. Orchestration management is a very challenging space. IT organizations historically have done a lot of customization because a vendor can't identify all your specific needs. OpenStack uses the community to evolve the space and you can choose pieces to plug and play.

Rebecca Jacoby, CIO and Senior Vice President, Cisco Read more

Today's disruption becomes an inevitability. That's where we think OpenStack is,
and why we believe it represents the best of what open technology offers.

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