OpenInfra Foundation Welcomes Bloomberg and Vexxhost as Gold Members of the Foundation

By Allison Price on 07/06/2022

The Open Infrastructure Foundation (OpenInfra Foundation) announced today that Bloomberg and Vexxhost have become Foundation’s newest Gold Members. Bloomberg is a global finance, media and technology company that has been an active contributor to and user of OpenStack, an open source project hosted by the OpenInfra Foundation, since 2013. Vexxhost is a Canadian cloud computing provider offering OpenStack-powered public cloud, private cloud and consulting services to its customers in over 150 countries.

Bloomberg Joins as a Gold Member, Recognizing a Decade of Commitment to OpenStack

Since 2013, Bloomberg—which uses the power of technology to connect the world’s decision makers with accurate information about the financial markets in order to help them make faster, smarter business and investment decisions—has run a number of production-quality OpenStack clusters. These clusters support various workloads, including web, machine learning, software development, databases and more. Its engineers have also been deeply involved with the OpenStack Operators group, including hosting some mid-cycle meetups.

“Thanks to OpenStack, our BCC platform alleviates many time-consuming tasks by providing Bloomberg’s engineers with tools to help them build, configure and maintain the computing and storage resources required by their applications,” explains Dmitry Margolin, manager of compute engineering.

Long-time Supporter Vexxhost Upgrades Its Commitment to Open Infrastructure

When the OpenStack Foundation became the OpenInfra Foundation in 2021, Vexxhost was at the forefront of this evolution as a Founding Silver Member. Today’s announcement recognizes that Vexxhost has upgraded its sponsorship level from Silver to Gold, increasing their investment in the global OpenInfra community. Vexxhost has been contributing to the OpenStack community since the second release of OpenStack in 2011. Vexxhost has offered support as a Corporate Member, infrastructure donor and host of community events and meetups. Vexxhost’s offerings are fully open source, without any proprietary licensed technology. A steady contributor and user of OpenStack, Zuul and other OpenInfra Foundation software projects, Vexxhost was conferred the Superuser Award at the 2019 OpenInfra Summit

“Our growth and success as a company springs from our community-driven philosophy and our open source foundations, so it is with a sense of gratitude, really, that we are elevating our support of the OpenInfra Foundation,” said Mohammed Naser, Vexxhost founder and CEO. 

Platinum Members of the OpenInfra Foundation

Platinum Members of the OpenInfra Foundation include Ant Group, Ericsson, Facebook, FiberHome, Huawei, Microsoft, Red Hat, Tencent Cloud and Wind River. Gold Members of the OpenInfra Foundation now include 99Cloud Inc., Bloomberg, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cisco, Cleura, Deutsche Telekom, EasyStack, Intel, Jinan Inspur Data Technology Co. LTD, Mirantis, NEC, New H3C Technologies Co., Limited, Nipa Cloud, Troila Technology, Ubuntu, Vexxhost and ZTE Corporation.

“With 32% growth in organizations financially supporting the OpenInfra Foundation just since January of last year, our global community is more connected and stronger than ever,” said Mark Collier, OpenInfra Foundation COO. “The Foundation celebrates its 10 anniversary this year, and as we look to our next decade of open infrastructure, we’re building momentum on what makes our model so successful: aligning companies and individuals who wish to work together, providing them with a framework and tools to effectively collaborate, and helping them invest their funds to best help the project they care about.”