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Intel instigates ‘Cloud for All’ ally with RackSpace

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The technology giants are contemplating to counterpart with the current trends of the Industry. Intel Relevant Products/Services has shown curiosity in clouds taking mull into enterprise clients’ interests. Latterly, the semiconductor biggie announced a new initiative known as “Cloud for All”, the company asserts initiative is to push for faster adoption of cloud Relevant Products/Services architecture by enterprises. As part of the initiative, Intel to ally with Rackspace to inaugurate a new development center for the OpenStack cloud platform.

OpenStack, a free, open-source platform deployed by organizations under an infrastructure Relevant Products/Services-as-a-service model, was originally developed by Rackspace in collaboration with NASA in 2010.

Talking on the alliance, Jason Waxman, vice president and general manager of the Cloud Platforms Group at Intel said “This announcement demonstrates our continued support and commitment to open source projects”. “Our ongoing collaboration with Rackspace and the OpenStack community represents an ideal opportunity to accelerate the enterprise appeal of OpenStack.”

The center’s ultimate goal is to accelerate the development of enterprise capabilities and significantly add to the number of developers contributing to upstream OpenStack code. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage Relevant Products/Services, and networking resources throughout a data Relevant Products/Services center, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. Since it was founded, OpenStack has a huge hub of open source communities in the world, with more than 520 member companies and 27,000 individual contributors across 167 countries.

Encompassing the Cloud

In addition to the OpenStack Innovation Center, Rackspace and Intel will also associate on different ways to promote the OpenStack platform. The companies said they will offer developer training via new courseware modules designed to increase the number of open source developers for OpenStack.

Rackspace and Intel will also collaborate with the OpenStack Enterprise Work Group to target bug elimination and develop new enterprise features, while recruiting new engineers to participate in OpenStack development. They are also building two 1,000-node clusters to support advanced, large-scale testing of the platform. The new clusters will be available to the developer community within the next six months, according to the companies.

“The cloud has been critical to the digital services economy and has enabled tremendous innovation and business growth, but broad enterprise adoption is not happening fast enough,” said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group. “We believe that through this initiative we will enable our customers to realize the benefits and innovations gained from the latest cloud computing technologies.”

The new innovation center will be located at Rackspace’s corporate headquarters in San Antonio accommodating Rackspace and Intel engineers, Intel said its Cloud for All initiative will help develop tens of thousands of new cloud deployments.

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