Dreamhost, Morphlabs Join OpenStack Effort

Two Los Angeles cloud computing firm have joined the new Openstack Foundation, an industry group looking to promote the open cloud computing system spawned out of Rackspace. Los Angeles-based Dreamhost, and Los Angeles cloud computing software firm Morphlabs both said this week that they have become founding Gold members of the new group. The foundation said it will help the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud software. OpenStack is a set of cloud-based software which can be used to host private and public clouds; the idea behind the software is to make it easier for cloud computing users to migrate or tap into multiple, cloud hosting firms with their software, rather than being locked into a proprietary cloud. The other members of foundation include Platinu,m members AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat and SUSE; the Gold Members include CCAT, Cisco, Cloudscaling, Dell, DreamHost, Mirantis, Morphlabs, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing, Yahoo!, Intel, NEC and VMware.