Brief history of OpenStack

OpenStack was created in 2010. Rackspace wanted to rewrite the infrastructure code running its Cloud servers offering and considered open sourcing the existing cloud files code. At the same time, Anso Labs (contracting for NASA) had published beta code for Nova, a Python-based “cloud computing fabric controller”. Both efforts converged and formed the base for […]

Software support versus infrastructure support

With all open infrastructure components; whether it’s Ceph, OKD, Cumulus, Kubernetes, or OpenStack, I often get questions about the difference between software support and infrastructure support. ‘In what way and at what level am I able to support my open source infrastructure?’ ‘Can I support my open source infrastructure with software support only, or do […]