OpenStack, the cloud computing and virtualization project that began as NASA's Nebula program, has now added Microsoft's support through the implementation of Hyper-V technology.
Essentially, Microsoft will be providing OpenStack support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. This partnership is expected to provide a sense of flexibility to organizations running OpenStack on their virtualized systems.
"Support for Windows Server Hyper-V on OpenStack reinforces Microsoft’s commitment to delivering choice and flexibility to customers in the cloud," said Ted MacLean, general manager for the Open Solutions Group at Microsoft.
Through cloud computing and virtualization technologies, OpenStack makes it possible for organizations using virtual server hosting in an existing data center or through a modular data center. OpenStack is able to manage and create large virtual devices.
Currently, the project is backed by more than 35 software and hardware developers. More partners are constantly joining the program, making it compatible with a variety of systems.
Prior to the Hyper-V initiation, OpenStack was inaccessible to customers using Microsoft Server 2008, Softpedia reports. By creating this new compatibility, OpenStack is available to users running a wide variety of virtual server systems.