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Open Source Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of July 16

This week's open source cloud headlines include several OpenStack-related announcements, denials from VMware that it might spin off its own open source Cloud Foundry and a new global-scale CloudStack deployment.

HP Cloud Object Storage and CDN Move to General AvailabilityHP Scaling the Cloud Blog 

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Congratulations to Our T-shirt Design Contest Winners

Congratulations to Brian Beck and Sabrina Aqil, our two winners in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! Their awesome t-shirt designs took first and second place, respectively, in the community vote.

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Chef Offers a Recipe for the Open Source Cloud

Opscode's open source framework Chef is part of the orchestration layer of platform-agnostic software aimed at allowing developers to create a reproducible blueprint for server configuration and automation. CTO Chris Brown says IaaS and PaaS architects could take a lesson from Chef in finding a common recipe for communicating capabilities between machines in a cloud or between clouds.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of July 9

This week the open cloud news headlines feature a new OpenNebula release, a new cloud controller plug-in for OpenStack and an interview with Rackspace's Lew Moorman on APIs and the open cloud.

This week the open cloud news headlines feature the OpenNebula 3.6 release, a new cloud controller plug-in for OpenStack and an interview with Rackspace's Lew Moorman on APIs and the open cloud, among other things.

OpenNebula quietly keeps building its open-source cloud

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Lew Moorman: Open Cloud Key to Modern Networking

Rackspace President Lew Moorman made a splash late last month with his talk at GigaOM’s Structure conference on vendor lock-in and the cloud. He argued that simply cloning proprietary APIs doesn’t solve the compatibility problem for developers that want to maintain ownership of their cloud applications. Here, he explains and expands on that discussion. In order for true innovation to happen in the cloud, he says, we need to develop open standards as a community.

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HP Public Cloud Aims to Boost OpenStack Customer Base

Hewlett-Packard is one of several high profile companies working to deploy public and private clouds on the OpenStack platform. HP has announced plans to become a platinum member of the OpenStack® Foundation and has played a key role in shaping the technology that’s quickly becoming a dominant operating system for the cloud.

The stakes are high as OpenStack backers aim to prove to enterprise customers that the open source alternative can outshine proprietary systems such as Amazon Web Services, VMware and Microsoft.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of June 25

Red Hat dominates the open source cloud news this week with a string of product launch and acquisition announcements from the Red Hat Summit in Boston and the ensuing commentary from the blogosphere.

Red Hat dominates the open source cloud news this week with a string of product launch and acquisition announcements from the Red Hat Summit in Boston and the ensuing commentary from the blogosphere.  

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New Open Cloud Computing Forum on Linux.com

Linux.com has started a new forum for community members to discuss cloud computing and the open cloud. Just like the Linux Foundation's upcoming CloudOpen conference in August, the forum is intended to help highlight the people, projects and ideas behind the open source cloud and advance the conversation around creating open standards for cloud computing.

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Survey: SMBs Prefer Debian on File Servers, Seek Cloud Backup Options

Small and medium-sized businesses prefer Debian over Red Hat and CentOS for operating their file servers, according to a survey released Monday by cloud storage network provider Symform.

Small and medium-sized businesses prefer Debian over Red Hat and CentOS for operating their file servers, according to a survey released Monday by cloud storage network provider Symform.

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of June 18

GigaOM's Structure conference on cloud computing this week has provided companies with an opportunity to publicy discuss their visions for the cloud and make related announcements. The Linux Foundation had its own announcement this week as well, with the release of the CloudOpen schedule of speakers and an appeal to the Linux community to fight for an open cloud.

Why We're Fighting for an Open CloudLinux.com 

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