PMC Joins Canonical’s OpenStack Interoperability Lab

November 4, 2014

Author: Dave BerryPMC Data Centers

PMC recently joined Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL), an integration lab where Canonical tests and validates software with multiple versions of Ubuntu OpenStack on different hardware configurations.

When you’re in the business of high-density, high-performance I/O connectivity like PMC is, OIL is an important place to be. Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system and Ubuntu OpenStack are the most popular operating platforms for cloud and scale-out computing. Ubuntu is the hyperscale OS natively powering scale-out workloads on a new wave of low-cost, ultra-dense server hardware based on x86, ARM, and OpenPower processors.

To give you an idea of the extent of Canonical’s efforts, OIL is currently working with more than 3,000 Ubuntu OpenStack combinations per month. Our work there will ensure that PMC solutions can be deployed seamlessly and reliably across a wide variety of Ubuntu OpenStack configurations. Our Series 8 RAID cards will be the lab, testing Simple Volume and various RAID configurations.

John Zannos, vice president of Canonical’s Cloud Alliances team says, “As more new solutions are developed for Ubuntu OpenStack, interoperability between components becomes increasingly important. In the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab, we test and integrate our partners’ hardware and software rigorously, to ensure all components can be combined reliably in real-world deployments.”

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