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Oracle Announces Integration of Key Data Center Products with the OpenStack Cloud Platform

Oracle recently become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and announced that it will integrate a wide range of its solutions within OpenStack’s cloud computing platform.

“As Oracle delivers products that can be managed and provisioned via OpenStack interfaces, IT administrators can deploy and manage data centers with Oracle’s engineered systems, such as Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, as well as Oracle SPARC and x86 servers running Oracle VM virtualization,” says Charlie Boyle, Oracle’s senior director, product marketing. “This will enable customers to take advantage of the latest systems technology from Oracle, such as in-memory systems and software-defined networks—all working in a hybrid OpenStack data center deployment.”

Oracle currently plans to support OpenStack cloud management components within Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle’s infrastructure as a service solutions, Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3, Oracle’s Pillar Axiom storage systems, and Oracle’s StorageTek tape systems.

“Oracle’s investment in OpenStack will allow enterprises to run their business services in the best place for their needs, whether that's in an internal private cloud, an Oracle cloud data center, or a hybrid cloud implementation,” Boyle says. “They will gain additional flexibility to move workloads between environments that are all using the same OpenStack interfaces.”

Future Integrations
This announcement represents the first wave of possible integrations. Oracle is also planning a series of related announcements throughout 2014, including OpenStack compatibility with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Compute Cloud Service, and Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Oracle announced the roadmap for integrating Nimbula Director with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. OpenStack-compatible application programming interfaces will allow customers to seamlessly move workloads from Oracle Exalogic to Oracle Public Cloud and back.

Oracle also intends to provide Oracle Compute Cloud Service compatibility with OpenStack Nova, which provisions and manages large networks of virtual machines. In addition, Oracle is planning to provide OpenStack Object Storage compatibility for Oracle Storage Cloud Service, which offers a highly available and secure object store for managing large-scale unstructured data.

Get more details about Oracle and the OpenStack Foundation.

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