The Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation has approved Symantec as its newest Gold Member. Symantec is a recognized leader in information protection, operating one of the world’s largest threat-intelligence networks.

Symantec has been active in the OpenStack community as part of the OpenStack Security Group, and through code contributions to OpenStack Identity Service (Keystone) and Image Service (Glance). Additionally, the company has contributed to documentation in the areas of APIs, training and security, including the Operations Guide used by many operators today. Symantec has also actively shared knowledge in the community, leading sessions at the past three OpenStack Summits and in local meetups.

“OpenStack is the cornerstone of our internal cloud infrastructure, and is the blueprint for how Symantec is enabling a cultural shift around open-source engineering best practices,” said Stephen McHenry, senior vice president, Cloud Platform Engineering, Symantec. “We are excited to become Gold Members of the OpenStack Foundation and to continue sharing in its development.”

Foundation Membership is limited to eight Platinum Members and up to 24 Gold Members. There is a high bar for members to demonstrate significant contribution to the community and a commitment to achieving the Foundation mission. OpenStack Foundation Gold and Platinum Members provide a significant portion of the funding and contribution to achieve the Foundation's mission of protecting, empowering and promoting the OpenStack community and software.

“Major IT players continue to step up with substantial, strategic support for the OpenStack project,” said Jonathan Bryce, executive director, OpenStack Foundation. “Symantec offers our project a depth of security expertise that is especially valuable to the growing list of global enterprises who are using OpenStack in production to drive innovation through software development.”

The Gold Members of the OpenStack Foundation are Aptira, CCAT, Cisco, Dell, DreamHost, EMC, Ericsson, Hitachi, Huawei, Juniper, Mirantis, Nebula, NEC, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing, and Yahoo!


This article was originally posted “Symantec Joins The OpenStack Foundation As Newest Gold Member” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.