OpenStack distributions are becoming plentiful! Choice is good. I think the trajectory here will be parallel to Linux – eventually being a few players in broad verticals providing their flavour of OpenStack.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Metacloud, a Southern California startup, just netted $10 million in Series A funding to speed up its build out private clouds for corporate use. The round was led by Canaan Partners with contributions from existing backers Storm Ventures and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures.
Based in Pasadena, Calif., Metacloud says its OpenStack-based Carbon|OS will run on existing hardware to enable what it calls on-premise cloud-as-a-service for companies that want to provide self-service applications to their employees. Carbon|OS comes with a round-the-clock support option for that internal cloud infrastructure.