LivingSocial Chooses Open Cloud System

Posted on by Teri Elniski

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2013 — Cloudscaling, the elastic cloud company, today announced that LivingSocial is the most recent company to deploy Cloudscaling Open Cloud System as an elastic cloud infrastructure solution. The company joins IBS DataFort, which in February announced it would deploy Open Cloud System in two clouds serving its customers in the Russian Federation.

livingsocial-logo-sq_0Open Cloud System is the first private elastic cloud infrastructure software solution based on OpenStack technology. Cloudscaling announced general availability of version 2.0, which adds features that include support for OpenStack Folsom and block storage.

Cloudscaling was among the first commercial entities to publicly support OpenStack and has product solutions incorporating the open source project in production environments for multiple customers. It was the first company to deploy a Nova compute public cloud and the first to deploy a Swift storage public cloud outside of Rackspace. The company is a founding member of the OpenStack Foundation and a charter Gold Corporate Sponsor. Co-founder and CTO Randy Bias has served on the Foundation board since its inception, and Cloudscaling is a top-ten code contributor to the project, including ZeroMQ messaging, RPC abstraction layer, APIs for Google Compute Engine and security improvements.

“Customers consistently tell us that they want an OpenStack-based solution that delivers high fidelity and compatibility with Amazon Web Services in a private solution,” said Michael Grant, CEO of Cloudscaling. “Open Cloud System delivers on that promise, and it’s gratifying to see the positive, accelerating prospect and customer response to our product.”

About Cloudscaling

Cloudscaling is the leading elastic cloud infrastructure company, delivering production-grade cloud software for on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The company’s core product, Open Cloud System (OCS), is powered by OpenStack and designed to meet the requirements of next-generation dynamic applications. OCS delivers the agility, performance and economic benefits of leading public cloud providers, but deployable in the customer’s data center and under the IT team’s control. Cloudscaling is backed by Trinity Ventures and headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please visit


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