Web hosting and cloud services provider Rackspace has launched a new business line offering services to organisations on the open source cloud platform OpenStack.
The Rackspace Cloud Builder business will provide certification, training, deployment and support services for organisations and government units that have deployed the OpenStack cloud computing platform.
The company will be staffing the new business unit with the talent that came with its acquisition of AnsoLabs as well as its own employees who specialise in OpenStack. The business unit will be headed by Jesse Andrews, the founder of AnsoLabs, a company which provided services to large enterprises and government organisations working with OpenStack.
“The promise of being open, flexible and compatible makes OpenStack the ideal platform; however, they also want the assurance that a partner like Rackspace is standing behind them when deploying it in their own datacenters,” Jim Curry, general manager at Rackspace said in a statement.
OpenStack has got a staunch supporter in Rackspace. The open source cloud ecosystem is also supported by Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, Cloudscaling, Autonomic Resources and Intel. The platform allows anyone to easily create a public or private cloud using a set of simplified functions.