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iWeb Gains Title of Canada’s Top Contributor to OpenStack Havana

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Montreal-based cloud hosting services provider iWeb is Canada’s top contributor to the OpenStack Havana release, the latest version of the open-source software that’s being used to build public, private, and hybrid clouds.

iWeb was acquired by on-demand server and cloud infrastructure provider Internap in October 2013. Internap is a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, ranks No. 28 in the world in terms of OpenStack Havana contributions.

“From a provider’s perspective, OpenStack is the future of cloud infrastructure – and I am referring to both public and private clouds,” Cyrille Mertes iWeb CTO said in a statement. “This is just the beginning of iWeb’s progress within the OpenStack community.”

iWeb’s participation serves to highlight the contributions of international participants to the OpenStack project that was founded in 2010 with the support of 25 companies and a few dozen developers. The OpenStack community now includes more than 13,500 people across 132 countries.

“This is a seminal time for cloud infrastructure, and OpenStack is quickly becoming the ‘Linux of the cloud,’” iWeb president and COO Christian Primeau stated. “The open community philosophy and the rapid pace of innovation are key benefits of both OpenStack and iWeb and, as such, allow us to provide a broader range of managed cloud solutions to our clients. It’s a win-win combination.”

In terms of source code change commits per company regardless of location, the overall top contributing companies are Red Hat, HP, Rackspace, IBM, Mirantis, OpenStack Foundation, SUSE, eNovance and VMware.

About the Author

David Hamilton is a Toronto-based technology journalist who has written for the National Post and other news outlets. He has covered the hosting industry internationally for the Web Host Industry Review with particular attention to innovative hosting solutions and the issues facing the industry. David is a graduate of Queen’s University and the Humber College School of Media Studies.

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