The OpenStack Summit in Vancouver kicking off this week will showcase a host a growing list of initiatives aimed at extending cloud services capabilities based on the open-source cloud operating system platform.

First out of the box is the Internet infrastructure services provider Internap Corp., which on Monday (May 18) unveiled a new bare-metal service running on the OpenStack platform said to deliver high-end Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options. The cloud infrastructure vendor also said it would leverage OpenStack interoperability to securely move workloads across private and public clouds.

The goal is to help DevOps teams deploy and manage cloud-native and enterprise applications in hybrid cloud environments, Internap stressed.

Bare-metal cloud infrastructure is touted as giving DevOps teams an on-demand IaaS option for OpenStack, an option that is geared to high-end big data workloads. Internap said its offering also can be combined with Internap’s OpenStack-based public cloud instances to deploy hybrid infrastructure.

The initiatives “are designed to help enterprises and DevOps teams deploy and manage cloud-native and enterprise applications in a hybrid environment,” the company said in a statement released at the start of the OpenStack Summit.

Internap also announced the beta release of its bare-metal servers on OpenStack designed to allow provisioning and management of bare-metal instances. Integration with the OpenStack Horizon dashboard would enable servers to be “hybridized” via the company’s public cloud instances.

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