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With support from Google, OpenStack continues to evolve

With support from Google, OpenStack continues to evolve

November 1, 2015

OpenStack turned five this year, and in so doing garnered quite a nice birthday gift: the official backing of Google. Google’s decision to join the OpenStack Foundation marks the first time that one of the “big three” public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) vendors – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google – has backed OpenStack, a free open-source cloud platform long seen as a direct competitor to their offerings.

This is a big deal. Google’s support suggests that the OpenStack versus AWS/Azure/Google Cloud Platform debate is more nuanced than a simple competitive comparison.

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