VMware announces VMware Integrated OpenStack

When VMware officially joined the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold member in September 2012 it created a little confusion because at the same time it was (and it is) proposing its proprietary cloud software: vCloud.

Considering Cloud Foundry, offered as an open-source PaaS and the acquisition of Nicira that has been an active OpenStack contributor, VMware has demonstrated in the last two years a change in its stance and today, during the first day at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, announced its OpenStack distribution: VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO).

This new distribution will be available in the first half of 2015 and will focus, as is to be expected, on the optimization for VMware’s virtualization solutions (hypervisors, compute, networking, storage and management), VMware will package, test and support all components of the distribution, including the open source OpenStack code and will involve its relatively new Open Community in a model very similar to Red Hat.

Were also announced: a private beta program for VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO), a new Log Insight OpenStack Content Pack and a vCOPs OpenStack Management Pack.