OpenStack Celebrates It’s 1 Year Anniversary

It is truly amazing that it has just been one year since we at Rackspace, along with NASA and 25 other organizations, officially announced the launch of OpenStack. From day one we have been shocked by the interest, engagement and momentum of the community launched to build the de facto open standard cloud operating system. Turns out the world was craving a truly open project devoted to cloud software, and they quickly got behind OpenStack.

The stats are just amazing:

-Developer summits: #1 – 100 attendees; #2 – 250 attendees; #3 – 500 attendees
-Number of contributors who have signed CLA: 217
-Number of developer community members: 1,200
-Number of downloads from Launchpad alone: 35,000

Click here to read Lew’s entire post and his 3 predictions for the coming year.

Click here to see the OpenStack timeline over the course of 1 year.


Lew Moorman is a senior consultant to the top executives of Rackspace, focusing on strategy and product issues. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Lew joined Rackspace in April of 2000 and has served in a variety of roles, including as President and Chief Strategy Officer, while the company grew to $1.3 billion in annual sales. Before joining Rackspace, he worked for the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising technology clients on strategic issues. A native of San Antonio, Lew received a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.


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