Internap expands OpenStack public cloud push

Internap is now offering OpenStack-based public cloud services for the enterprise-rich New York metropolitan area from its Secaucus, New Jersey data center.

Atlanta-based Internap paints its OpenStack-based AgileCLOUD as a “scalable public cloud” with dedicated CPU options and all-SSD storage. The OpenStack option is already available from Internap’s Dallas, Montreal and Amsterdam facilities.

The company launched its first OpenStack public cloud services four years ago but is playing the field, offering  private cloud options running on VMware technology as well as bare metal services.

Until recently, when it came to cloud infrastructure, OpenStack and VMware was seen as an either/or option. Now, with [company]VMware[/company] just having launched its own Managed OpenStack, things are getting more nuanced. Companies including [company]HP[/company], Mirantis, [company]Rackspace[/company], [company]Red Hat[/company] and now VMware are all pushing what they say are enterprise-ready OpenStack clouds.