Nimbula has officially joined the OpenStack community, taking the opportunity at the OpenStack Summit to announce its support and unveil its plans to collaborate with the rest of the community.

According to the company, it has plans to work with others in the community on a variety of improvements to the OpenStack code base. Of course, the plan is also to incorporate the platform's services into future releases of Nimbula Director, which provides cloud services providers with the tools they need to build large-scale infrastructure services from bare metal within hours.

"Our customers appreciate the advanced functionality, scale and security model we provide, but have been asking us about a standardized core. We are excited to now be in a position to work with the community to deliver a range of extended infrastructure and platform services around an industry-standard effort," said Reza Malekzadeh, vice president of marketing and sales at Nimbula, in a prepared statement.

With self-service, automation and application orchestration features, Nimbula Director was designed to be a virtual data center management product that isolates customers from the complexities related to deploying private, hybrid or public cloud environments.

Nimbula was founded by the team that built Amazon EC2. The company plans to make all future products compatible with the OpenStack API at the same time it aims to continue developing technologies around data center automation, software-defined networking and policy-based application orchestration. According to Nimbula, it has plans to be an active participant in the community and contribute significantly to the project.

The vendor's announcement follows about a month after the spin-off of OpenStack into the OpenStack Foundation and a matter of weeks following the release of OpenStack Folsom, the latest open release of the cloud platform.

Keep an eye on our coverage of the OpenStack Summit all week.