Open Source - OpenStack

Published:05/13/2015   Last Updated:05/13/2015


OpenStack is a massively scalable, open cloud computing platform designed for deploying and managing public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions through a single control plane. This open-source project has evolved quickly and many early adopters, including Intel, are using it to orchestrate large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources and to provide IT as a service to end users.

The OpenStack community includes more than 18,000 members and 1,300 active contributors. Intel is a platinum member and a top contributor and is committed to making OpenStack easier to deploy and more capable through code contributions, blueprints, reference architectures, and other technical resources.

Our contributions in the latest OpenStack release lower the barrier to mainstream enterprise adoption by providing simpler and more robust support for high availability, trust and compliance, and cost optimization. Through deeper integration with advanced Intel platform technologies, it enables more intelligent and automated orchestration of compute, storage, and networking resources based on business, IT, and application requirements.


Improving Performance and Security of Big Data and Cloud Solutions
Using Intel® QuickAssist Technology to Accelerate Public Key Cryptography and Compression

Mechanisms to Protect Data in the Open Cloud
New Intel technologies reduce security concerns for public and private cloud deployment.

Improving OpenSSL* Performance
Read how Intel developed and released highly optimized cryptographic functions into OpenSSL* to improve the performance of bulk data transfer.



Additional Resources

Visit the Intel® Open Source Technology Center (OTC) OpenStack community portal at

Attend the OpenStack Summit - Austin 2016

Intel's presence and planned activities at OpenStack Summit - Austin 2016

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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