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OpenStack Shows Off Big Name Users

PORTLAND. OpenStack is being deployed and used by organizations that many Americans know as household brand names. That's the message coming from the OpenStack Summit where a conga line of big end users explained to capacity crowds why they chose OpenStack and how it is being used.

In a live demo on the keynote stage, Mark Muehl, senior VP of product engineering at Comcast, showed how his firm is using OpenStack. Muehl brought out a TV set-top box and showed Comcast's new X1, TV viewing guide system. That system is all powered at the back-end by an OpenStack cloud.

"We started our investigation into OpenStack about a year ago," Muehl said.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Who is Using OpenStack?

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.