AppFog Supports Rackspace Cloud
AppFog recently announced it has joined with cloud hoster Rackspace to make it possible for its users to deploy apps on the OpenStack-based Rackspace cloud.
Developers who use AppFog will be able to deploy apps on the Rackspace cloud, now that AppFog has partnered with RackSpace to build in support for OpenStack. AppFog customers will be able to redeploy applications currently running on other clouds to Rackspace's cloud with no code migrations, the company said.
With that, AppFog solutions will be made available through the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace, a catalog of third-party apps designed specifically for the Rackspace Cloud that launched in July.
Besides Rackspace, AppFog supports deployments to AWS, HP and Microsoft Azure.
San Antonio, Texas-based Rackspace Hosting initiated the open-source OpenStack project in July 2010 with NASA. Rackspace contributed its Cloud Files storage service to the project; NASA contributed its Nebula compute controller.
OpenStack is comprised of several interrelated projects focused on delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution. As an OpenStack community Web site describes it, the project aims to deliver "solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich." More than 180 companies participate in the OpenStack project, including AMD, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Intel and Microsoft.
Rackspace officially began offering its hosted services and database on OpenStack earlier this month.
Hewlett-Packard also recently began offering an OpenStack-based cloud storage service, called HP Cloud Object Storage.
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