QTS has added an OpenStack cloud to its list of services by launching a public IaaS cloud in one of its data centers on the east coast. This service is powered by Canonical’s OpenStack distro.
In an interview, Jon Greaves, CTO of QTS said :
Until recently, QTS has provided public and private IaaS cloud based on VMware only.
With the addition of OpenStack capabilities, the company is going after customers that are building cloud-native applications whose IT teams are more DevOps-oriented.
The company claims that customers prefer the private cloud to be based on OpenStack rather than VMware, since many of the DevOps tools they use support OpenStack.