BARCELONA, Spain // OPENSTACK SUMMIT // October 25, 2016—The Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation approved four members of the OpenStack community as the newest Gold Members of the Foundation. 99Cloud Inc., together with China Mobile, City Network and Deutsche Telekom become the new gold members.
99Cloud Inc. is focused on providing enterprise-level solutions and deploys private cloud in different industries with tailor-made vertical templates in China, including financial services, government and power.
Meanwhile, 99Cloud is also the sponsor and organizer of Trystack.cn, the largest OpenStack community in China and is also China's largest professional OpenStack training institution. 99Cloud Inc. has been approved as one of the first official training partners of the OpenStack Foundation’s COA certification worldwide.
Foundation membership is limited to 24 Gold Members, who vote annually to select eight Board Directors representing the class. In addition to the four new members elected in Barcelona, Gold members are Aptira, CCAT, Cisco, Dell, DellEMC, DreamHost, EasyStack, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, inwinSTACK, Juniper Networks, Mirantis, NEC, NetApp, Symantec, UnitedStack and Virtuozzo.
“These new Gold Members highlight the ongoing growth and exciting new use cases for OpenStack software,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “Europe, APAC, public cloud and telecom each are proof points that OpenStack is attracting new users and new workloads at a quickening pace. We’re looking forward to what the community can learn from these contributors to our project.”
99Cloud becoming the Gold Member indicates that China startups are contributing more to OpenStack community and help promoting OpenStack to more end users. Just As Heidi Bretz, Director of Business Development, OpenStack Foundation, said, "99Cloud is very impressive in the past few years, code contribution increases constantly, more and more successful cases, such as the State Grid Power Cloud, helps promoting OpenStack in China. 99Cloud also contributes greatly in OpenStack training, we hope 99Cloud will bring more achievements in COA in the future."
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