Cloudscaling recently announced the launch of its fourth large-scale deployment in nine months and the first commercial deployment of the OpenStack Swift (News - Alert) object storage architecture outside of Rackspace.
According to officials, Cloudscaling provided architecture, engineering and hardware specification support on the project for one of its Tier 1 ISP clients. The new object storage cloud provides virtually unlimited, petabyte-scale storage along with rapid and automated scaling that can serve several thousand new users.
In a release Randy Bias, CEO and founder of Cloudscaling said, “This launch is the latest demonstration of the momentum building for clouds designed around commodity hardware and open source software. This is the proven approach that results in clouds that make sense both technically and economically.”
Previous commercial-scale cloud deployments that have been supported by Cloudscaling include three separate open source commodity compute cloud projects for KT (News - Alert) which is a Korean telecom company.
In December 2010, KT launched the Asia-Pacific region’s first public cloud. The public cloud, called ucloud Compute Service (ucloud CS), was built collaboratively by Cloudscaling and KT.
OpenStack and CloudStack projects have been successful owing to the open source technology followed by Cloudscaling. The launch of this new storage service also highlights the efficacy of open source in delivering cost-competitiveness for storage clouds or on-demand-file-storage.
Stephen Spector, community manager for OpenStack said, “Cloudscaling has taken a leadership role in our community by helping their clients successfully design and launch commercial-scale clouds built on open source.”
Cloudscaling partners with telcos/service providers, governments and enterprises to build and launch clouds that support revenue-generating services efficiently. The company has partnered with Amazon EC2, GoGrid, Engine Yard, RightScale and VMware.
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Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin