DataCentred announces sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation demonstrating its long-term commitment to the OpenStack ecosystem

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Relationship will enable DataCentred to further develop its core competency in OpenStack

DataCentred, a leading provider of next-generation data centre and cloud computing services, is delighted to announce it has become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, the guiding organisation behind OpenStack.(

The relationship is a demonstration of DataCentred’s long-term commitment to the collaborative development of open source cloud technologies and will enable the company to further develop its core competency and expertise in the OpenStack ecosystem.

DataCentred build and operate large-scale public and private cloud infrastructure powered by OpenStack. The company is headquartered in Manchester, UK, with customers in the academic research, higher education and broadcast industries. DataCentred’s systems are built around open source software and open standards, and the company is committed to fostering the development of the OpenStack ecosystem and wider open-source communities.

DataCentred is the first UK-based public and private cloud provider to support the OpenStack Foundation at the Corporate Sponsor level. It has established a team with significant technical expertise dedicated to deploying and operating OpenStack and related technologies at scale. This sponsorship is the first step in a longer term relationship, and the company plan to have engineers contributing code to OpenStack projects as the business grows.

The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system, the proven leader in the open source cloud computing market. Its goal is to provide a set of shared resources to grow the footprint of public and private OpenStack clouds and to enable technology developers to produce the best cloud software in the industry. The Foundation has almost 19,000 individual members and 410 supporting organizations across 142 countries, including many of the world’s top technology companies such as IBM, Rackspace and Canonical.

Dr. Mike Kelly, DataCentred’s Founder and CEO, commented:

“Our sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation demonstrates our long term commitment to the OpenStack ecosystem. As the foundation of our open public and private cloud offerings, OpenStack enables us to develop products and services to meet the very specific and rapidly evolving cloud computing and data storage requirements of businesses today.”

Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, commented:

“Businesses face constant pressure to move faster, and forward-thinking organizations are using agile software development as a way to create sustainable competitive advantage. We call it the 'software-defined economy,' and OpenStack has emerged as a preferred cloud infrastructure software platform to enable the agility these businesses need. As the latest addition to our growing community of European supporters, DataCentred is delivering OpenStack-powered agile infrastructure to UK companies that want to take full advantage of the software-defined economy.”


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About DataCentred:

DataCentred is a leading provider of next-generation data centre and cloud computing services that offer a strategic technology platform for clients to naturally evolve their legacy IT systems and develop their computing, networking and cloud capability to help enhance the growth of their business.

DataCentred’s facilities and service model, providing dedicated colocation capacity, powerful shared computer processing, advanced storage solutions and excellent network connectivity give clients maximum flexibility to vary the range of services they access to match the needs and reflect the growth patterns of their business.

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