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NASA Praises a Spinoff That It Has Already Dumped

By Keith Cowing
February 13, 2013
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NASA Spinoff 2012 Features New Space Tech Bettering Your Life Today
NASA Spinoff 2012 (PDF)
“Curry agrees: “In the future, you can envision almost all computing being done in the cloud, much of which could be powered by OpenStack. I think that NASA will need to receive significant credit for that in the history books. What we’ve been able to do is unbelievable– especially when you remember that it all started in a NASA lab.”
NASA Drops OpenStack For Amazon Cloud, Information Week (2012)
“Ray O’Brien, acting CIO at NASA Ames, when asked May 30 by InformationWeek about NASA’s participation, used diplomatic language to say that NASA still endorsed the project, was proud of its founding role, and might be a user of OpenStack components in the future. “It is very possible that NASA could leverage OpenStack as a customer in the future,” he wrote in his email response. Then, in a June 8 blog, NASA CIO Linda Cureton dispensed with the diplomacy: “NASA [has] shifted to a new Web services model that uses Amazon Web Services for cloud-based enterprise infrastructure,” she wrote.”
Keith’s note: I find it rather odd that NASA brags about developing OpenStack in its Spinoff 2012 document but does not bother to inform the reader (taxpayer) that the agency actually dumped OpenStack.
NASA CIO Dumps NASA-Developed Open Stack, earlier post

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