Interoperability Is More than Just a Long Word

IBM has announced the results of its Interop Challenge, a cloud industry initiative aimed at demonstrating how OpenStack delivers on the promise of interoperability among vendors across on-premises, public, and hybrid cloud deployments.

The challenge was issued at the OpenStack Summit in Austin in April 2016, and called for fellow cloud vendors to show proof of interoperability by the end of October. To date, 18 major OpenStack vendors, including IBM, have come together to work through the challenge and achieve enterprise interoperability, deploying and successfully running OpenStack deployments across multiple clouds.

The Interop Challenge uses deployment and execution of an enterprise workload with automated deployment tools, demonstrating the capabilities of OpenStack as a cloud infrastructure that supports enterprise applications.

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