OpenStack is a free and open-source software platform for cloud-computing, mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). The software platform consists of interrelated components that control hardware pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center. Users either manage it through a web-based dashboard, through command-line tools, or through a RESTful API. OpenStack.org released it under the terms of the Apache License.
A brief history of OpenStack
- 2010 Started inside NASA as the Nebula Project
- 2011 SUSE announced public preview of the industry’s first fully configured OpenStack powered appliance
- 2012: Red Hat announced a preview of their OpenStack distribution
- 2013: Oracle announced it had joined OpenStack as a sponsor | Oracle announced Oracle OpenStack distributions
- 2014: HP announced HP Helion and released a preview of HP Helion OpenStack Community
Shamail Tahir, Offering Manager, OpenStack Initiatives at IBM and Jesse Proudman, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer at Blue Box, an IBM company, discuss the history and the origins of OpenStack