PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Nebula today announced it is collaborating with OpenStack and the Open Compute Project to deliver a fully supported turnkey private cloud platform to the enterprise. Nebula’s unique cloud hardware appliance will support Open Compute Project servers used for compute and storage nodes in private enterprise clouds, and will be powered by the OpenStack open source cloud operating system. Nebula also underscored its commitment to ensuring and building vibrant and successful open source hardware and software communities.
“There is a growing demand from enterprises for technology solutions built on OpenStack, and it’s promising to see companies like Nebula entering the market”
Today at OSCON Nebula unveiled its turnkey appliance that allows any business to build and run massive computing services from thousands of Open Compute Project servers.
“Working together with OpenStack and the Open Compute Project, we are able to greatly reduce the complexity, cost and time needed to roll out a highly scalable, secure and fault-tolerant private cloud,” said Chris C. Kemp, CEO and founder of Nebula, and one of the original founders of the OpenStack initiative. “Combining our appliance with affordable commodity compute and storage based on Open Compute allows us to create a truly compelling solution for enterprises enabling quick and affordable rollout of private cloud solutions within their organization.”
Nebula and the Open Compute Project Collaboration
The Open Compute Project was launched earlier this year as a project at Facebook with the goal of building one of the most efficient computing infrastructures at the lowest possible cost.
“By releasing Open Compute Project technologies as open hardware, our goal is to make the energy-saving technology in Facebook’s servers, power supplies and building construction freely available for all companies in the industry to use and improve upon,” said Frank Frankovsky, head of the Open Compute Project. “By offering Open Compute Project servers to its customers, Nebula is helping businesses leverage the technology behind the infrastructure that supports more than 750 million Facebook users.”
Nebula is actively contributing to future Open Compute Project reference architectures, targeting specific use cases in the enterprise private cloud domain including big data analytics, elastic compute for web services and applications, and general purpose computing and storage. Nebula is committed to being a leader in the community and governance process that will be critical to the Open Compute Project as it evolves into a core group of reference architectures optimized for different kinds of computing workloads.
Nebula and the OpenStack Collaboration
OpenStack was founded by NASA and Rackspace, and now has the support of more than 90 technology industry leaders with the goal of building the most capable, standards driven open-source cloud computing solution in the world.
Nebula will be actively contributing code to OpenStack and helping to shape future reference architectures targeting enterprise private cloud use cases.
“There is a growing demand from enterprises for technology solutions built on OpenStack, and it’s promising to see companies like Nebula entering the market,” said Jim Curry, GM, Rackspace Cloud Builders. “Enabling enterprises to more easily and confidently deploy OpenStack private clouds and accelerating industry adoption supports the OpenStack mission to build the industry standard cloud operating system.”
Nebula is dedicated to enabling all businesses to easily, securely and inexpensively deploy large private cloud computing infrastructures. Nebula has developed a hardware appliance that allows any business to easily build a massive private computing cloud from hundreds or thousands of inexpensive computers. The company was founded in April 2011 by Chris C. Kemp, Steve O’Hara and Devin Carlen, and is named after a project that Kemp started at NASA Ames Research Center. Nebula’s mission is to ignite a new era of global innovation by laying the foundation of the coming “industrial revolution of big data.” Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Nebula is privately held and venture-funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Highland Capital Partners. Other investors include Google’s first investors, Andy Bechtolsheim, David Cheriton and Ram Shriram. For more information, visit Nebula at www.nebula.com.