Oracle Becomes Corporate Sponsor of OpenStack Foundation

Oracle has become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and announced plans to integrate OpenStack cloud management components into Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle Infrastructure as a Service, Oracle’s ZS3 Series, Axiom storage systems and StorageTek tape systems. Oracle will also be working to achieve OpenStack compatibility with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Compute Cloud Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service so that customers can use OpenStack to manage Oracle technology-based clouds.

Oracle is planning to provide Oracle Compute Cloud Service compatibility with OpenStack Nova and offering highly available, secure and flexible virtual machine instances to which Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder assemblies and Oracle VM Templates may be deployed. See related press release: Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud with New Database as a Service, Java as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service.

In addition, Oracle is planning to provide OpenStack Object Storage (project name Swift) compatibility for Oracle Storage Cloud Service, which offers a highly-available, redundant and secure object store for managing large-scale unstructured data.

Oracle says it will also integrate OpenStack Object Storage into its storage portfolio, enabling access via OpenStack APIs to Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance and Pillar Axiom storage systems for object storage and StorageTek tape solutions for deep archiving and data protection.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Oracle announced the roadmap for integrating Nimbula Director with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. OpenStack compatible APIs will allow customers to seamlessly move workloads from Oracle Exalogic to the Oracle Public Cloud and back. Nimbula, Inc. was acquired by Oracle in March 2013.

Nimbula Director is an infrastructure-as-a-service software solution that enables enterprises and service providers to build a cloud environment on their own infrastructure,

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Posted February 19, 2014