OW2 Consortium will Support OpenStack with its Open Source Cloudware Initiative

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OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative will collaborate with the OpenStack™ Community to provide users a fully open source cloud software stack.

"By collaborating with the OW2 OSC Initiative, OpenStack users will have access to a scalable, on-demand JavaEE autonomic server provisioning system"

The OW2 Consortium announces its intention to collaborate with the newly launched OpenStack™ community to create open source middleware compatible with OpenStack. The two organizations share the vision for truly open and interoperable cloud computing architecture.

A broadscale community effort, the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative (OSC Initiative) is developing an integrated portfolio of open source components for cloud computing. This OW2 initiative will help Cloud users to build and manage self-sizing distributed applications on elastic and virtualized execution environments.

"The open cloud middleware developed by the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative is uniquely positioned to leverage the OpenStack project" says OW2 CEO Cedric Thomas, "OW2 welcomes the opportunity to work with the OpenStack community to jointly deliver state-of-the-art and open solutions for enterprise applications in the Cloud."

On July 19, Rackspace® Hosting announced the creation of the OpenStack™ community, an open-source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability. The primary goal of the OpenStack community is “to produce the ubiquitous Open Source cloud computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private cloud providers regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable.”

“By collaborating with the OW2 OSC Initiative, OpenStack users will have access to a scalable, on-demand JavaEE autonomic server provisioning system,” Bret Piatt, Community Stacker, “Without an open design and development process, global collaboration between these two open source communities would not be possible.”

About OW2
Founded in January 2007, OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including Acceleo, ASM, Bonita, eXo Platform, Funambol, JOnAS, Lomboz, Orbeon Forms, PetALS, ProActive, SpagoBI and XWiki.

About OpenStack™
OpenStack is a large-scale open source cloud project and community established to drive industry standards, end cloud lock-in and speed the adoption of cloud technologies by service providers and enterprises.  The project currently includes OpenStack Object Storage, a fully distributed object store, and OpenStack Compute, a scalable compute provisioning engine.  OpenStack was founded by Rackspace® Hosting has the support of more than 25 technology industry leaders. For more information and to join the community, visit OpenStack.org

Visit http://www.ow2.org and http://www.openstack.org


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