As I mentioned in the previous blog post, it’s a great day to be in the cloud. Yesterday marked our announcement at the OpenStack Summit, and the reaction was pretty swift and positive. There is pent-up demand for software that lets others take control of their clouds and virtualization environments.
The Founding Community Members
We recognize that the success of ManageIQ depends on collaboration with a variety of actors, and that certainly includes the founding community members. We know we can’t be successful if it’s just one entity behind ManageIQ, so we are very proud of being able to launch with an array of such talented and capable partners. Here, in their words, is their take on ManageIQ:
- CiRBA does capacity management and automation, which figures heavily into ManageIQ’s development.
- Chef is an open source platform for IT automation and configuration management. They are looking to build hooks to make Chef the top configuration management provider in the ManageIQ community.
There will be updates all week from our partners - look for those on the ManageIQ blog.
Your Gateway to the Open Cloud
In all, yesterday was a blur. There was much excitement about the announcement, and there’s a lot more excitement on tap. We still have code reviews to finish and other loose ends to tie up, but we’re looking forward to enabling cloud and virtualization admins to have ultimate control over their environments. This allows them to be more agile and gives them ultimate choice, making decisions based on their needs, not their cloud providers’ demands.