Has OpenStack Finally Won Over IBM?

Barb Darrow | GigaOM | February 27, 2012

Updated: Since it launched two years ago, the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack has won over an impressive array of tech backers, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Citrix. But not IBM.

That is about to change, according to this OpenStack contributor page, which lists IBM as a participant as of February 2. There has been no announcement, but Krishnan Subramanian over at CloudAve certainly spotted this and got the word out. Another, more official-looking OpenStack contributor page makes no mention of IBM.

OpenStack was launched by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 to furnish an open-source cloud computing platform alternative to what VMware, Amazon Web Services and others offered. Last fall, Rackspace turned leadership over to a more independent OpenStack Foundation to run.