Intel and Rackspace want ‘Cloud for All’

Intel and Rackspace have announced the ‘Cloud for All’ initiative, which includes the formation of the OpenStack Innovation Center, to be located at Rackspace’s San Antonio headquarters, where the pair plans to recruit and train “hundreds” of open source developers to work on strengthening OpenStack. The plan is to build out an OpenStack developer cloud that consists of two 1,000 node clusters available for use by anyone in the OpenStack community for scaling, performance, and code testing. Rackspace plans to have the cloud available within the next six months.

According to Scott Crenshaw, senior vice president of strategy and product at Rackspace, OpenStack is expected to grow at 40%, “faster than the IaaS market as a whole,” CRN says.

Intel’s Diane Bryant, Data Center Group senior VP and general manager, thinks “This transition to cloud is actually not happening fast enough,” according to DataCenterKnowledge. According to Intel, the problem revolves around complexity, lack of scalability, lack of a container strategy, and enterprise-grade features that are still on the horizon. This partnership intends to try and solve some of those problems.

Intel plans to make a “big investment” in acquisitions and other development to support this goal. How big? Jason Waxman, VP and general manager of Intel’s Cloud Platform Group, would say only that “We’re a big company so ‘big’ for us is big.” It also intends to produce optimized products to try and move the market forward.

Resources

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Latest Tweets

Suggested Content

LIVE DEMO
Mirantis Cloud Platform
WEBINAR
Machine Learning in the Datacenter