The OpenStack project is a global collaboration of developers and Cloud Computing technologists producing the open standard Cloud Computing platform for both public and Private Clouds. Backed by a vibrant community of developers and some of the biggest names in the industry. The OpenStack Foundation, established September 2012, is an independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the OpenStack Mission by Protecting, Empowering, and Promoting OpenStack software and the community around it, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem.
OpenStack is for service providers, enterprises, government agencies and academic institutions that want to build public or private clouds. Industries range from IT & telco to SaaS and eCommerce to finance and healthcare. You can read more about how organizations are becoming agile, reducing costs and avoiding vendor lock-in with OpenStack.