Stackalytics is reporting that Hewlett-Packard ranks No. 1 in OpenStack code contributions with 19%, taking over the lead spot from Red Hat. HP's Helion hybrid-cloud platform is a part of the company's $1 billion cloud-computing investment initiative.
Hewlett-Packard says it's providing software for OpenStack users to connect to its Fibre Channel and iSCSI-access storage products. HP is among several vendors striving to capitalize on OpenStack's popularity, and NetApp, CloudByte, CloudBase, CloudScaling also have made announcements supporting OpenStack, Ted Samson writes.
The Open Cloud Initiative, which seeks to propagate standards to guide the development of so-called "open clouds," is seeking public comment on its Open Cloud Principles, which would serve as the foundation for a certification program. The group's goal is to develop policies to help the adoption of open-cloud systems using a vendor- and business-model-agnostic approach. The effort has backing from companies including Hewlett-Packard and IBM.