Not to be outdone by the many other vendors offering their own OpenStack cloud computing distributions, Cisco has released the Cisco Edition of OpenStack. This contains all the core OpenStack services for the Essex and Folsom releases, along with installation scripts and other open source components to make it easier to install and run in production. It’s also worth noting that Cisco VP and CTO of cloud computing Lew Tucker is also chairman of the OpenStack Foundation. Cisco is likely to throw a lot of support resources at its own distribution, so this is an OpenStack flavor to pay attention to.
The OpenStack open source cloud platform hasn’t been short of powerful companies backing it, and companies ranging from HP to Red Hat have either already delivered their own distributions or soon will.