In the search for the next big thing, Google on July 16, announced that it has become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation. Google is working closely with the other members of the OpenStack community to bring its expertise in containers and container management to OpenStack while sharing its work with innovative open source projects like Kubernetes.
The relationship of Google and OpenStack Foundation consolidates the importance of the hybrid cloud. If Google and the OpenStack Foundation can guarantee that containers run well when they are managed on OpenStack, it will better appeal to companies that want to combine legacy virtualized and non-virtualized applications as well as state-of-the-art container applications from a sole dashboard.
If you’re just starting out with OpenStack Foundation, here’s some background on the new alliance. The two organizations have already paired up on previous projects including application catalog Murano and the API service for container orchestration, Magnum.
Google is also participating in upcoming OpenStack Silicon Valley event, August 26-27, 2015. They will be presenting “how-to” sessions and deep dives into container technology.
The search giant becomes a member of the OpenStack family already brimming with major corporate sponsors, including Alcatel-Lucent, Citrix, Comcast, Cray, GoDaddy, Fujitsu, Oracle, SAP, Nokia and the Linux Foundation.
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