Rebrands to Open Infrastructure Foundation
October 21, 2020
Foundation is changing its corporate name to Open Infrastructure
Foundation (OIF) starting in 2021. The name change reflects the
organization's broader commitment and valuable expertise in driving
innovations in open source needed to shape the future of infrastructure
"The new name, Open Infrastructure Foundation, emphasizes the commitment
to their vision, mission, and community of nurturing and growing the
open source infrastructure around the world," said Todd Robinson,
co-founder, and president of InMotion Hosting. "As a Silver Founding
Member of Open Infrastructure Foundation, our company is committed to
delivering open source projects, community engagement, and services that
ensure open source stays transparent and one of the most actively
developed projects on the planet."
OIF's goal is to build an open infrastructure for the next decade by
solving infrastructure issues raised by continuing demands in new
markets. The demands are being driven by modern use cases such as
containers, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, 5G, network
function virtualization (NFV), and edge computing. OIF continues to
build a community to write open source software that addresses these
infrastructure markets. OIF wants to ensure that the solutions to these
demands are developed in the open, using the same transparent and proven
approach to open source.
members like InMotion Hosting play a vital role in making
community-driven software development work," said Mark Collier, COO of
Open Infrastructure Foundation. "The engagement and active participation
of hosted private cloud providers are critical in bringing the voice of
bare metal providers into the development roadmap. The support of
InMotion Hosting as a Silver Founding member is a powerful confirmation
of the vision and direction of our community, and we're looking forward
to their participation in building the next ten years of infrastructure
Open source is part of the fabric of InMotion Hosting's own core
philosophy and strategy. IMH has been serving small and medium-sized
businesses for nearly 20 years by providing the tools and services that
enable companies to compete at a higher level.
InMotion Hosting's latest open source product, Flex Metal Cloud,
highlights the company's continued commitment to open source and OIF.
Flex Metal Cloud provides on-demand infrastructure as a service powered
by OpenStack. The hyper-converged infrastructure technology simplifies
private cloud deployments, increases infrastructure flexibility, and can
be deployed in minutes.