Cirrascale Announces Support for OpenStack Cloud Platform

Open source cloud computing software for building reliable cloud infrastructure will be supported across full line of data center infrastructure product offerings

Oct 21, 2010, 12:00 ET from Cirrascale Corporation

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of build-to-order, independent blade-based computing and storage data center infrastructure for conventional and modular data centers, today announced its support of the OpenStack community, an open source cloud computing platform with broad developer and commercial support.

"Cirrascale is proud to support the OpenStack cloud platform within its data center infrastructure solutions," said David Driggers, Chairman and CEO, Cirrascale Corporation. "Our customers are currently deploying some of the largest private Infrastructure as a Service offerings and will be able to offer their organizations cloud computing capabilities using this simple to implement, yet massively scalable open source software running on our data center infrastructure hardware."

OpenStack now consists of two projects. The first is a fully distributed object store based on the Rackspace Cloud Files offering called OpenStack Object Storage. Object Storage is software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of commodity servers to store terabytes or even petabytes of data. The second piece is a scalable compute-provisioning engine based on the NASA Nebula cloud platform and Rackspace Cloud Servers called OpenStack Compute. OpenStack Compute is software for automatically creating and managing large groups of virtual servers.

"We are pleased that companies like Cirrascale have seized the opportunity to support an open source cloud standard and begun testing and deploying the software in real-world environments," said Jonathan Bryce, technology strategist for OpenStack. "We look forward to the continued growth of the OpenStack community and seeing the innovative solutions community members bring to market around the open source platform."

Cirrascale's modular data center solution, the FOREST Container, is one of the solutions currently being used by NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., for its Nebula Cloud Computing Platform where both the OpenStack Object Storage and OpenStack Compute components are being utilized. Cirrascale has deployed nearly two petabytes of 10GbE attached storage which is available for use with these incredibly scalable virtual machines.

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Cirrascale Corporation is a premier developer of independent blade-based cloud computing and cloud storage platforms for conventional and containerized data centers that are defining a new era in the green data center. Cirrascale provides the industry's most energy-efficient and reliable standards-based solutions with the lowest possible total cost of ownership in the absolute densest form factor due to its patented Vertical Cooling Technology. Cirrascale sells directly to large-scale infrastructure operators and managed services providers, and through resellers and distributors to HPC and Cloud segments.  Cirrascale also licenses its award winning systems-level designs to technology partners globally.  To learn more about Cirrascale and its unique data center infrastructure solutions, please visit or call (888) 942-3800.

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