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Inspur Joins OpenStack Foundation as the Newest Gold Member

  November 21, 2016, Beijing - Inspur, China's leading cloud computing total solution provider, announced today that OpenStack Board approved Inspur as Gold member of the Foundation, reaffirming the company's commitment to industry collaboration and open standards.

  The OpenStack Foundation is the community that promotes the global development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system, and serves more than 30,000 Individual Members from over 170 countries around the world. Enterprise members are divided into platinum member, gold member, corporate member and other supporters. At present, above 150 global enterprises provide code contributions, product integration, market promotion and capital support for OpenStack open source community.

  Inspur joined the OpenStack Foundation in July 2014 and believes industry collaboration and the move toward standards is critical to driving innovation across the cloud computing industry. Based on the OpenStack architecture, Inspur’s InCloud OS4.0 was developed for cloud computing data centers in 2015 and comprised of Nova, Keystone, Horizon, Neutron and Cinder and integrating private, public and managed cloud through the API interfaces. In July 2016, the InCloud OS4.5 was announced to further integrate with OpenStack by strengthening support to Neutron and Ceilometer, namely optimizing the SR-IOV (single root input/output virtualization) under Neutron to enhance virtualization performance, and Ceilometer to create more data interface and feedback. The upgraded InCloud OS4.5 complements the OpenStack in monitoring, process customization, metering and accounting, and heterogeneous resource management, ensuring total data and business security at system, hypervisor and application levels.

  Inspur also took an active role in implementing OpenStack in industry applications. “We have lots of examples of benefits that the OpenStack platform brings to companies which enables innovation and builds their digital transformation.” -- Zhen Peng, vice president of Inspur Group. Inspur assisted one of China's well-known financial institutions to deploy OpenStack data center, where the cloud platform can support large-scale clustering to create an integrated architecture of cloud computing centers of different locations, host financial service information and applications, and support Active-Active running mode and disaster recovery of business data.

  Inspur sees its OpenStack membership as an opportunity to contribute cloud computing expertise to the OpenStack community. As a gold member, Inspur will accelerate its efforts in creating awareness, educate and provide the tools for a broader set of companies to leverage the benefits of OpenStack and enable greater innovation.