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Why Will OpenStack Succeed?

Jonathan Bryce OpenStack

SAN DIEGO. The last two years have been very eventful for Jonathan Bryce. Bryce is the Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, overseeing a project that has become highly influential since he helped create it two years ago.

At the OpenStack Summit, Bryce took the keynote stage to detail the progress and the path forward for the open source cloud computing platform.

OpenStack was jointly created by Rackspace and NASA. Now there are over 180 contributing companies and over 6,000 individual members. The core OpenStack code base has also grown in the last two years.

When OpenStack started, the Nova compute project from NASA had 9,000 lines of code and the Swift object storage platform from Rackspace had 20,000 lines of code. Today are nearly 600,000 lines of code.

Bryce sees the upward trajectory of OpenStack's involvement and contributions as being proof positive that OpenStack will succeed.

"Not many software projects have that kind of engagement and volume," Bryce said. "And the bulk of that code growth effort has occurred over the last 12 months."

Bryce said that as the community grows and the software matures, it creates a lot of opportunity for both developers and users.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Why OpenStack Works

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