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Cisco acquires OpenStack vendor Metacloud

Cisco is looking to acquire Metacloud, which will bolster its intercloud strategy

Networking giant Cisco announced plans to acquire Metacloud, a provider of OpenStack as a service, in a bid to bolster the company’s ‘Intercloud’ strategy. The move will also give Cisco some strong IP in software defined networking.

Four years of OpenStack: will it dominate cloud in four more?

In just four years OpenStack has become a darling of the cloud sector

In just four years OpenStack, the open source cloud orchestration project originally launched by NASA and Rackspace in 2010 has garnered more industry momentum and community involvement than nearly any other cloud-centric open source project. That said, as the project turns four it’s worth asking whether OpenStack, and indeed the paradigm it represents, will come to dominate cloud?

Metacloud hires OpenStack stalwarts Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta

Metacloud hired OpenStack stalwarts Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta this week

OpenStack vendor Metacloud has announced the hiring of former Rackspace executives and OpenStack stalwarts Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta, as the company looks to bolster its market position against open source rivals.

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