CloudCast Weekly: OpenStack, VMware join forces, but to what end?

Editors, SearchCloudProvider.com

Although OpenStack is the antithesis to proprietary cloud-building platforms, few industry experts were surprised by VMware's recent decision to join the OpenStack Foundation and contribute to the open source project's development. Its recent $1.2 billion acquisition of software-defined networking startup Nicira Networks reflected VMware's desire to expand its image beyond server virtualization, and some experts say OpenStack is the next logical step.

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In this week-in-review podcast, site editor Jessica Scarpati and news writer Gina Narcisi dissect the news on SearchCloudProvider.com for the week of Sept. 10. Tune in as they review the following:   

  • How VMware's contributions to the project could affect the future of OpenStack-VMware cloud interoperability;
  • What VMware stands to gain from the OpenStack community; and
  • How VMware's acquisition of Nicira plays into its role with OpenStack.


This was first published in September 2012

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