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IBM, Red Hat help form OpenStack Foundation

ZDNet - OpenStack, the open source infrastructure-as-a-service platform that has been adopted by the industry as the David to Amazon Web Service's proprietary Goliath, has signed up 19 major technology companies to steward the development of the technology.

The 19 initial supporters of the OpenStack Foundation were announced on Thursday. Initial 'Platinum' members include AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat and SUSE, while the 'Gold' members are Cisco, ClearPath Networks, Cloudscaling, Dell, DreamHost, ITRI, Mirantis, Morphlabs, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing and Yahoo.