OpenStack, the popular open-source private cloud, used to be an island unto itself, but moving forward it relies more and more on integration with cloud-native computing programs.
Just over ten years ago, Amazon Elastic Cloud, Amazon Web Services ancestor, and Microsoft Azure were showing that there might be something to this idea of cloud computing. Developers at NASA Ames Research Center and Rackspace decided there was a better way to build clouds: to build one from open-source software. They called their joint Infrastructure-as-a-Service project OpenStack.
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