By now, most of you have heard that yesterday we released the inaugural version of the OpenStack Cloud Computing Platform. The OpenStack project is comprised of two major subprojects, OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage.
Where is it?
Nova Cloud Computing Fabric
Glance Image Registry and Delivery Service
OpenStack Object Storage:
OpenStack Compute (Nova)
Multi-hypervisor support: Compute now supports KVM, QEMU, User-Mode Linux and Xen, are supported through libvirt and XenServer is supported by a nifty abstraction and plug-in contributed by Citrix.
API changes: In addition to the EC2, Compute has added a native OpenStack API that is based on the Rackspace Cloud Servers API. We are excited to have an API that we can extend. We also added support for EC2 Security Groups.