10 Signs OpenStack Has Come Into Its Own

, June 25, 2013 OpenStack continues to build momentum in the tech industry. Since its inception in 2010, OpenStack has made considerable strides as an open source IaaS project. Enterprises are seeking ROI with their OpenStack pilot projects, brand-name IT companies such as HP and Juniper are doubling down on OpenStack initiatives, and venture capitalists are throwing cash at OpenStack startups in an attempt to help the market make good on the hype -- and profit in the process. Here are 10 recent OpenStack developments.
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CERN Makes The Switch

Earlier this spring, European nuclear research agency CERN came forward to discuss why it decided to get rid of OpenNebula and build out its private IaaS cloud based on OpenStack. CERN said its deployment will support more than 10,000 scientists worldwide and is designed to support the massive amounts of data spit out by the agency's Large Hadron Collider. The agency expects to spin up 15,000 hypervisors on OpenStack by 2015.


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