DataCentred becomes the first and only UK-owned and operated public OpenStack cloud validated for interoperability by the OpenStack Foundation

DataCentred only UK cloud provider to commit to delivering federated identity

Programme aims to reduce complexity involved in bridging private, public and hybrid cloud services

DataCentred the UK’s leading provider of data centre and open-source computer processing and storage solutions, has become the first UK-owned and operated public OpenStack cloud to be validated for interoperability by the OpenStack Foundation. In addition DataCentred is the only UK provider amongst 31 global players to commit to OpenStack federated identity, an added feature available in the new OpenStack kilo release.

This model of open, federated public cloud enables users to leverage the real promise of cloud computing through genuine interoperability and portability. The two new initiatives will allow DataCentred’s customers to efficiently and securely transfer workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds.

The OpenStack marketplace now provides information on the validated capabilities of its cloud services provider members. The move will guarantee quality and interoperability, enabling organisations to access a global network of OpenStack powered cloud service providers. Users can count on “OpenStack Powered” products and clouds around the world to deliver a consistent set of core services.

DataCentred has long been committed to a model of open, federated public cloud which enables users to leverage the real promise of cloud computing through genuine interoperability and portability. This vision has put DataCentred at the forefront of OpenStack deployment in the UK.

DataCentred is one of only 16 companies worldwide to meet OpenStack’s standards of interoperability and one of 31 cloud providers dedicated to delivering federated identity. DataCentred is the only UK owned and operated public cloud provider to be featured on these lists.

Nick Jones, Senior Cloud Engineer at DataCentred, said:

“Interoperability is one of DataCentred’s key tenets and we have worked hard to ensure that we were one of the first companies to successfully pass all of the OpenStack Foundation’s tests. By leveraging OpenStack and reinforcing our commitment to innovation and interoperability, our customers will receive the best possible service which guarantees confidence in terms of compatibility.

As the only UK-owned and operated validated OpenStack public cloud, DataCentred is uniquely placed to provide our customers with greater stability and scale across the OpenStack core services.”