OpenStack® Board Approves Chinese Startups EasyStack And UnitedStack As Gold Members Of The Foundation

03:06:55 - 26 April 2016

With strong customer bases, companies have been integral part of OpenStack growth in Chinese market

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation approved EasyStack and UnitedStack as the newest Gold Members of the Foundation. The decision was made during the Foundation Board’s meeting at the OpenStack Summit in Austin.

The OpenStack market has grown rapidly in China as the No. 1 region for contribution to the software base and organizations including HengFeng Bank, Lenovo, The Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the State Grid of China among those who have adopted the cloud platform. China-based Huawei was previously approved as a Gold Member in 2015.

“With the government’s support, China’s OpenStack community is rapidly growing and maturing. Local technology vendors and individual contributors are increasingly playing key roles in the OpenStack Foundation and provide several OpenStack-powered clouds to Chinese organizations,” according to the Forrester report “Brief: Leverage OpenStack To Fuel Your Cloud Strategy,” written on January 6, 2016.

UnitedStack is the first cloud service provider offering managed private cloud in the China market. UnitedStack has dozens of enterprise customers, covering various industries such as internet, energy, public, finance and manufacturing. EasyStack was a top contributor to the recent Mitaka release of the software and has more than 100 enterprise customers, including State Grid, China Telecom, Lenovo, Postsaving Bank of China, Shunfeng Group, TCL and Tsinghua University.

Foundation membership is limited to 24 Gold Members, who vote annually to select eight Board Directors representing the class. In addition to EasyStack and UnitedStack, Gold members are Aptira, CCAT, Cisco, Dell, DreamHost, EMC, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, inwinSTACK, Juniper Networks, Mirantis, NEC, NetApp, Odin and Symantec.

About the OpenStack Summit
More than 7,500 participants from 55+ countries are expected to attend the OpenStack Summit in Austin, April 25-29, 2016, at the Austin Convention Center. The international event will spotlight enterprise IT strategies, cloud application development, the telecom ecosystem and emerging NFV architecture, and exciting new projects and technologies within the OpenStack community. Developer working sessions will determine the roadmap for Newton, the 14th release of OpenStack software, expected in October 2016.

Featured keynote speakers at the OpenStack Summit Austin include OpenStack users and community members at AT&T, SAP, Volkswagen, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, LivePerson, Time Warner Cable, OVH and TACC. Hundreds of presentations about cloud strategy, operational best practices and case studies will be recorded and available to view this week at openstack.org.

About OpenStack®
OpenStack® is the most widely deployed open source software for building clouds. In use globally at large and small enterprises, telecoms, service providers, and government/research agencies, OpenStack is a technology integration engine that supports the diverse ecosystem of cloud computing innovation.


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