Rackspace Prepares for OpenStack Summit

Web hosting company Rackspace teamed up with NASA in 2010 to release the OpenStack cloud computing project to the general public. With more than 100,000 downloads of the software so far, and support growing among cloud hosting companies around the world, Open Stack is constantly being improved upon by the open source community. Those interested in participating in the project are invited to attend the fifth annual OpenStack Design Summit & Conference to be held in San Francisco April 16-20, 2012.

Rackspace is again hosting the summit which will bring together developers, users, and even the curious who just want to find out what’s going on. The major thrust of the summit is to plot a course for the sixth release of the software which is due later this year. The five-day event will consist of two smaller events: the Design Summit and the Open Stack Conference featuring speakers from HP, OpenStack, Rackspace, and Canonical.

“OpenStack has gained phenomenal traction in less than two years, and we are seeing firsthand the number of both private and public cloud deployments increasing substantially across the globe,” said Rackspace Cloud Builder general manager Jim Curry. “We are thrilled to have such strong interest in the Conference from speakers and sponsors. We have a packed agenda and are looking forward to the community veterans and newcomers meeting in just a few weeks.”

Officials from the annual conference say the Design Summit is now sold out and not accepting any more registrations. However, the OpenStack Conference is still wide open for all attendees with plenty of room for more. The event is being held at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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