Seattle – Oct 3, 2011 – Opscode, Inc., the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced at the OpenStack™ Design Summit in Boston the release of new Opscode Chef™ Cookbooks for rapidly deploying and automating core components of the newly released version of OpenStack, codenamed 'Diablo.'
OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing an open source cloud computing platform for both public and private clouds. The latest version of OpenStack provides significant enhancements, standards, and common ground for cloud providers and customers.
In collaboration with Dell and Rackspace®, Opscode developed Chef Cookbooks that automate the installation and management of OpenStack. These Chef Cookbooks enable easy deployment and automation of the core components of OpenStack, including computing, object storage, virtual machine image services, dashboard and identity.
Opscode has served as a deployment pioneer to the OpenStack open source cloud project since the association's inception and worked closely with Rackspace and Dell to make the creation and deployment of OpenStack clouds easy and consistent. Opscode Chef powers the majority of sites deploying OpenStack, including Voxel, Mercado Libre and Cloudscaling, among others. OpenStack, founded in 2010, has earned rapid industry support with 110 organizations now participating in the project.
"This is a critical step in the evolution and maturity of OpenStack," said Jesse Robbins, Opscode Co-founder. "Opscode provides the quickest, easiest, and most scalable way to build and operate an OpenStack cloud. We love working with Rackspace and Dell, and we're proud to be launch partners and contributors to Crowbar."
"As pioneering members of OpenStack, both Dell and Opscode see the value of cloud platforms that are not only open, but easy to deploy and scale," said John Igoe, executive director of Cloud Solutions at Dell. "As such, Dell sees tremendous value in our existing collaboration with Opscode and looks forward to working together more in the future."
"As founding members of OpenStack, Rackspace has been fortunate to work with Opscode and the Chef community from the very early days. The recent collaboration around cookbook development is yet another sign of our mutual commitment to making the benefits of OpenStack even easier for customers to achieve," said Mark Collier, vice president of Rackspace Cloud Builders.
"There is growing interest in OpenStack, and Opscode has been involved in the development of the open standard from the early days," said Rachel Chalmers, research director for The 451 Group. "Opscode brings expertise in infrastructure automation for both public and private clouds. As OpenStack continues to evolve, Opscode's automation infrastructure and new cookbooks will be of value as companies look to scale easily and predictably, saving developers and systems engineers time and money."
The new Opscode Chef Recipes include deployment cookbooks for five core OpenStack projects, including:
As rapid adoption and deployment continues on thousands of servers using OpenStack with Opscode Chef, Opscode will continue to update its cookbooks for these new features. Additionally, as new systems are brought online, Opscode will provide support for deploying additional infrastructure and automating the management and configuration of updates.
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Rackspace Hosting is the world's leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and the founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. In 2010, Rackspace was recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and listed on the InformationWeek 500 as one of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the "2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting."
Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. We help companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and save developers and systems engineer's time and money. Opscode's team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world's largest websites and cloud computing platforms. Opscode is headquartered in Seattle.