Wednesday, April 24, 2013
DreamHost Readies Wider OpenStack Rollout
Los Angeles-based web and cloud hosting provider DreamHost looks to be readying its OpenStack cloud offering, DreamCompute, for wider consumption, after showing off the service at the OpenStack Summit in Portland last week. DreamHost was named one of the "hottest products" by industry publication at the show, and apparently is getting set for general availability of the service this summer. Pricing on the cloud-based service has not been announced yet, but the release will further bolster the cloud offerings from DreamHost
OpenStack is the set of open-source software designed to allow any hosting firm to offer up similar services to Amazon EC2; the OpenStack project was originally based on technology developed by Rackspace and has since spread widely to other ISPs. Other local companies involved in the OpenStack movement include Morphlabs, MediaTemple (which launched its own OpenStack offering in October of last year), and Metacloud (fully managed OpenStack cloud offerings). DreamHost has been offering the service in beta since October of last year.
DreamHost also has been promoting its DreamObjects service, a cloud-based storage offering that is similar to Amazon's S3 storage services, and which is powered by DreamHost spinout Inktank's Ceph cloud storage platform.