(The Hosting News) – Canada-based infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader iWeb has joined the OpenStack® Foundation as a corporate sponsor with a commitment to developing open cloud standards and technologies.
The OpenStack Foundation supports a global community of more than 8,800 members representing 850 unique organizations across 114 countries and is responsible for continuing to promote the development, distribution and adoption of OpenStack cloud software.
“iWeb has long been committed to open technologies. As we get ready to deploy our new generation of private and public cloud, OpenStack was a great fit for us. We have been in development with OpenStack for many months now for a high performance cloud. The rich feature set and ability to customize all elements to meet the needs of our customers has been critical for iWeb. ” Says iWeb President and COO Christian Primeau.
OpenStack continues to grow quickly. Founded in 2010 with the support of 25 companies and a few dozen developers, today OpenStack powers some of the most widely-used SaaS applications and eCommerce sites along with some of the world’s largest public clouds.
As one of the top 50 sponsors of OpenStack, iWeb signals strong commitment to the technology and market positioning. Key benefits are the open community driven philosophy along with a rapid pace of innovation. iWeb brings a long history of innovation and reliability with hosted solutions.
“We are excited to welcome iWeb to the OpenStack community,” said Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. “iWeb has had a long-held focus on reliability and commitment to the open cloud that will benefit the whole community, and we look forward to advancing the OpenStack mission with their support.”
Information on OpenStack can be found on http://www.openstack.org/.