And Red Hat recently integrated OpenShift with OpenStack to accelerate the development, deployment and management of applications. “Combining these powerful cloud offerings addresses a significant customer need to reduce silos and enable more efficient OpenStack cloud deployments,” said Paul Cormier, president of products and technologies at Red Hat.

In addition, OpenStack has added features to its platform designed to make it easier to use. The features include new interoperability testing requirements for OpenStack Powered products in order to ensure a consistent set of core services; and a new federated identity feature for hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios.

“OpenStack cloud providers are delivering on the promise of a global network of clouds that app developers can leverage depending on their needs,” said Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation. “Today, the OpenStack community is putting app developers in the driver’s seat, giving them the power to choose the price, performance and geography that best suit the needs of their apps, matching workloads to the best resources. No other cloud platform promises what OpenStack can deliver.”