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In July 2010, Rackspace, one of the IaaS players has partnered with NASA to launch an open source cloud project called OpenStack. The key objective of OpenStack is to create a unified platform that powers both the Private Cloud and the Public Cloud. This will make it easy to move workloads seamlessly across the Private Cloud and the Public Cloud. Enterprises can deploy OpenStack within their data center and service providers can leverage it to set up Public Cloud. Though another open source project called Eucalyptus was started with the same mission, it did not garner much attention as OpenStack did. OpenStack has the credibility of NASA and the track record of Rackspace. This attracted over 20 companies including the biggies like Intel, Dell and Citrix to join this initiative. Since it’s launch the list has grown to over 120 companies. One of the recent wins for OpenStack came from HP. HP has announced HP Cloud that is completely built on OpenStack. It’s definitely an indication that the industry is open to embrace OpenStack. In October 2011, Rackspace has announced plans to hand over the responsibility of the project to OpenStack Foundation with the intent of making it a true industry standard for Cloud. Internap, one of the Public Cloud providers had introduced the first commercial implementation of OpenStack.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.