CERN Teams with Rackspace to Analyze Enormous Amounts of Data

Over at Business Insider, Kevin McLaughlin reports that CERN, the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research, has enlisted Rackspace to build a hybrid cloud for its data centers.

CERN already has two data centres assigned to the Large Hadron Collider, and the servers there run OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system that’s used by HP, IBM, Red Hat and many other vendors. Now, CERN will use Rackspace’s OpenStack-based “private cloud” software on the in-house servers it uses for production physics experiments, Jim Curry, VP and GM of Rackspace’s private cloud business, said in a blog post.

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