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Published: Jan 31, 2011
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2014
The open source OpenStack project is gathering steam, and in recent months is becoming a more viable platform for deploying your own private clouds. Many issues which made OpenStack hard to get up and running have been addressed, and new features are being added all the time. It is clear that the OpenStack consortium and its members like Rackspace, Redhat, and HP are committed to the project as the basis for their own OpenStack-based cloud services.
OpenStack is a new cloud operating system that promises a complete open-source solution. OpenStack is a fabric cloud controller which leverages existing virtualization technologies such as KVM and will integrate with other virtualisation tools such as Xen and OpenVZ. Currently under heavy development, OpenStack is expected to provide a stable production-ready solution by the end of Q2 2011.