Google is joining OpenStack Foundation as a sponsor. The OpenStack Foundation is a community is known from creating an open source infrastructure-as-a-service for enterprises to manage private and public clouds.
Google joins other sponsors including Alcatel-Lucent, Citrix, Comcast, Cray, GoDaddy, Fujitsu, Oracle, SAP, Nokia and the Linux Foundation.
OpenStack Foundation manages OpenStack. OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
As a sponsor, not only Google will be giving cash to the foundation, but will also be helping making containers as a part of the OpenStack initiative.