Dell Launches Cloud OS Effort

Round Rock-based Dell said Tuesday that it is launching a new cloud infrastructure effort, through the launch of the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution. The infrastructure-as-a-service offering ias based on Rackspace's OpenStack open source cloud project. According to Dell, the new solution integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, Dell PowerEdge C servers, Dell's "Crowbar" OpenStack installer, and services from both Dell and Rackspace. The OpenStack effort is backed by Rackspace, Citrix, Opscode, Canonical, Intel, and others.