University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Cloud computing has proven to be a successful distributed computing model as demostrated by its wide spread industrial adoption. Apart from public Clouds, such as Amazon EC2, private and hybrid Cloud deployments are important for organizations of all scales. The availability of free open source Cloud platforms is essential to further drive the proliferation of private and hybrid Cloud computing environments. OpenStack is free open source Cloud computing software originally released by Rackspace and NASA, which strives to close the gap in the lack of a comprehensive Cloud platform with a fast pace of development and innovation, and supported by both an active community of people and large companies.