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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.