Oracle jumps aboard OpenStack

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Oracle jumps aboard OpenStack

Becomes corporate sponsor.

Oracle announced today it will integrate OpenStack management components into many of its current products after testing the waters in September this year with Nimbula Director and the Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

OpenStack will be integrated with Oracle's Solaris, Linux, Virtual Machine, Virtual Compute Appliance and IaaS services, among others.

The company is working on achieving OpenStack compatibility with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Compute Cloud Service and Storage Cloud Service as well, but didn't provide detail as to how this will be achieved or a timeframe for the effort.

A new announcement from the San Francisco-based vendor said it was getting behind OpenStack to provide customers with a true open alternative to proprietary cloud management platforms, so as to avoid vendor lock-in.

Customers will be able to use OpenStack as a common cloud management platform across Oracle SPARC and x86 systems, as well as the company's storage solutions.

As part of the integration move, Oracle will also become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, joining other large companies already aboard such as Red Hat, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Dell.

"Oracle is pleased to join the OpenStack Foundation and plans to integrate OpenStack capabilities into a broad set of Oracle products and cloud services,” said Edward Screven, chief corporate architect, Oracle. 


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