Intel today announced the Intel Cloud for All initiative to boost cloud adoption by ensuring easy deployment of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions.
Intel will make a series of investments and collaborations in the cloud software ecosystem as part of this program.
As a part of the initiative, Intel announced its partnership with Rackspace to set up the OpenStack Innovation Center to focus on driving enterprise features and scale optimizations into the OpenStack source code.
“The cloud has been critical to the digital services economy and has enabled tremendous innovation and business growth, but broad enterprise adoption is not happening fast enough,” said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group.
Consumer services from major cloud service providers have driven the first wave of cloud adoption, accounting for 75 percent of current cloud usage. Over the next five years, opportunities created from the Internet of Things and big data analytics solutions will be leading drivers for enterprise cloud growth.
IDC says organizations will spend an additional $142.8 billion on infrastructure for both public and private cloud environments in the next three years (2016-2018) to boost efficiency and business agility.
The Intel Cloud for All initiative will focus on three primary areas:
# Investing in the ecosystem to accelerate enterprise-ready, easy-to-deploy software defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions
# Optimizing SDI solutions to deliver highly efficient clouds across a range of workloads by taking full advantage of Intel platform capabilities
# Aligning the industry and engaging the community through open industry standards, solutions and routes to market to accelerate cloud deployment
Intel said the OpenStack Innovation Center in association with Rackspace will include the world’s largest OpenStack developer cloud consisting of two 1,000-node clusters.
The new OpenStack Innovation Center will be located at Rackspace’s corporate headquarters in San Antonio, TX. These testing clusters are expected to be available within the next six months.
Rackspace and Intel will set up:
# OpenStack Innovation Center will create the world’s largest OpenStack development team. It will be comprised of Rackspace and Intel engineers and will be located at Rackspace’s corporate headquarters in San Antonio.
# OpenStack Developer Training will offer new modules of courseware designed to onboard and increase the number of open source developers actively contributing to the success of the community.
# Joint OpenStack Engineering will be targeting bug elimination and the development of new enterprise features. The companies will recruit new engineers to participate in OpenStack development.
# Largest OpenStack Developer Cloud will be available to the community two 1,000 node clusters to support large-scale testing of OpenStack and new features developed through the joint engineering work. The companies anticipate having the clusters available for community use within the next six months.