LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - DreamHost, a global web and cloud hosting company, today joined in announcing the formation and launch of the OpenStack Foundation. DreamHost is a founding Gold member of the Foundation, and DreamHost CEO Simon Anderson was recently elected to the Board of the Foundation representing Gold members.
The newly launched OpenStack Foundation is dedicated to promoting the OpenStack cloud operating system. As a long-time supporter of open source and the OpenStack project, DreamHost is joining the Foundation today in order to further establish its commitment to the community and its role in the OpenStack ecosystem.
"DreamHost has a vision to enable the world's entrepreneurs and developers to create, share and prosper on the Internet," said Simon Anderson, CEO of DreamHost. "We passionately believe that open source software, and open, compatible cloud services, are the key to the next wave of growth and innovation worldwide. OpenStack is the right platform and community to enable this shift, and the formation of the OpenStack Foundation is another step in demonstrating the long term commitment of the community to this mission."
DreamHost first announced its support for OpenStack in June 2011. Since then, DreamHost's software development team has been contributing code to the OpenStack project, leveraging next-generation technology incubated within DreamHost's own development team and integrating it into the burgeoning cloud operating system. Among its many ongoing contributions to OpenStack, DreamHost has worked to integrate Ceph™, a massively scalable, open source, distributed storage system.
The OpenStack platform continues to grow quickly. Founded in July 2010 by Rackspace and NASA with the support of 25 companies and a few dozen developers, OpenStack has since grown to more than 180 participating companies and 400 contributing developers, producing six software releases in a little over two years.
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