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Intel, Sina and others launch OpenStack-friendly alliance

China Open Source Cloud League has lift off

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Burgeoning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) initiative OpenStack received a welcome endorsement last week when Intel teamed up with some local Chinese players to launch the China Open Source Cloud League (COSCL) – a new alliance which will accelerate development of the project in the huge domestic cloud market.

Chipzilla’s Asia Pacific R&D arm joined forces with Chinese web platform giant Sina, major local Linux vendor China Standard Software Company (CS2C), and Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University, to form the venture.

A spokesperson for Intel told El Reg that the new body would “focus on accelerating cloud development and especially deployment in the PRC via interactive communicating with the OpenStack community”.

Sina joined the OpenStack community earlier this year but has not been joined by many of its peers in China.

The open source cloud project, which was founded by Rackspace and NASA in 2010, has over 150 members globally including some of the world’s biggest tech firms, but thus far has something of a blind spot in China.

With COSCL on the case, however, we’re likely to see an acceleration in momentum, as it goes about promoting open source cloud computing as a serious alternative for organisations’ public and private cloud needs.

China has a huge appetite for cloud computing, with commercial infrastructure vendors such as HP and EMC betting heavily on the region.

In fact, EMC Greater China president Denis Yip said recently that the country has finally stepped out of the shadow of the US and is now leading the world in cloud innovation.

This, in part, has been possible because of the lack of decades-old legacy infrastructure in its enterprises, allowing them to be more agile and able to jump straight to the latest cutting edge technologies. ®

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