Look out Amazon. OpenStack is shaping up to be a game changer in the cloud world. Today, Atlanta-based Internap Network Services announced the launch of the first public cloud built on OpenStack.
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Although somewhat late to the market for cloud computing infrastructure, OpenStack enjoys an advantage over other cloud stacks in that it has a modular architecture, said one of the first developers of the open-source cloud software.
The Project: Develop the federal government's first open-source cloud-computing platform to provision high-performance computing, storage and network services for NASA's research community and enable scientists and engineers to share large, complex data sets with partners and the public.