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April 05, 2011

rPath X6 Supports OpenStack and vCloud Director

rPath, the service factory for on-demand IT, announced that rPath X6, its newly launched product, supports OpenStack and VMware vCloud Director for private and hybrid cloud computing environments.

rPath X6 enables users to visually construct systems, generate new images and implement controlled system updates to manage the complete software and business services lifecycle.

OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system, is emerging as an open cloud standard backed by more than 50 organizations and contributors. VMware vCloud Director allows enterprises and service providers to build and operate secure clouds.

“IT is being held to a higher standard in large part because of the rise of public cloud services, which have become both the context and example for what IT must become, as well as a potential alternative to IT organizations that aren't able to achieve this model on their own,” said Jake Sorofman, chief marketing officer for rPath.

With support for OpenStack and VMware vCloud Director, rPath is providing the technology foundation that IT organizations need in order to make the transformation into something that looks a lot like a public cloud service.

rPath’s new product offers significant improvements in speed and control, reducing the time, cost and risk of system deployment and management across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Leveraging rPath X6 that now supports OpenStack and vCloud Director, enterprises can achieve maximum IT agility through cloud computing, integrating infrastructure for private and hybrid clouds with enterprise IT self-service and system automation.

“Involvement and support from key providers like rPath is critical to create a robust ecosystem of tools that help enterprises run OpenStack,” said Stephen Spector, community manager for OpenStack, in a statement. “rPath is an important innovator in the OpenStack ecosystem that could help drive enterprise adoption.”

Recently, rPath was named an OnDemand Top 100 award winner by AlwaysOn. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies industry leadership and recognition for game-changing approaches that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. The selection was based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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