OpenStack, one of the top three most active open source projects, marks its 10th anniversary this month by hosting a virtual celebration with its global community of more than 100,000 supporters.
Launched in 2010 as a joint project between Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack started as two open source projects to orchestrate virtual machines and object storage. It has evolved into one of the three most active open source projects in the world.
Supported by a global community of over 105,000 individuals, the OpenStack project has accomplished several big milestones:
- 21 on-time releases, from “Austin” to “Ussuri”
- 451 Research projects a $7.7 billion USD OpenStack market by 2023, citing the most growth in Asia (36%), Latin America (27%), Europe (22%), and North America (17%).
- From two projects in 2010 to 42 projects in 2020
- Over 10 million cores in production
- 500,000+ changes merged
- 8,000+ individual developers authoring those changes
- Every day, 900 changes are proposed and 18,000 tests are run to evaluate them
Throughout all of these releases and merged changes, OpenStack evolved into the only open source integration engine that provides APIs to orchestrate bare metal, virtual machines and container resources on a single network. The upstream community continues to collaborate with OpenStack operators to ensure the software meets the demands of emerging use cases like edge computing, high performance computing (HPC), AI and Machine Learning, and 5G.
The OpenStack Foundation, created to support the global OpenStack Community, has also evolved as well in its mission to establish new open source communities to advance areas where technology can successfully contribute to the development of open infrastructure: AI/Machine Learning, CI/CD, Container Infrastructure, Edge Computing and of course, Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds. The OSF now supports multiple Open Infrastructure projects, including Airship, Kata Containers, OpenInfra Labs, OpenStack, StarlingX, and Zuul.
About the OpenStack® Foundation
The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) supports the development and adoption of open infrastructure globally, across a community of over 100,000 individuals in 187 countries, by hosting open source projects and communities of practice, including datacenter cloud, edge computing, NFV, CI/CD and container infrastructure.