Brian Beck took first place in this year’s “Inspired by Linux” t-shirt design contest. We followed up with him shortly after the contest results were announced to find out more about his involvement with Linux and the open source community and what inspired his design.
We have been preparing for next week for months. From picking the venue to coordinating mini-summits to shifting through the hundreds of talks submitted via the CFP, our events team and I have been focused on August 29-31 and now it's finally here. We are very close to selling out so if you plan on joining us please register today.
This week's top open source cloud headlines feature a new OpenStack disribution release from Piston Cloud, an open source virtualization management tool from Convirture, interviews with cloud heavyweights at Intel and Eucalyptus, and new interoperability standards recommendations from the Open Data Center Alliance. And, of course, I'd be remiss to leave out a plug for next week's CloudOpen conference in San Diego. See you there!
Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing weekly series on Leaders of the Open Cloud running in advance of CloudOpen, Aug. 28-31 in San Diego. SUSE’s Alan Clark will present at the conference on “Private Cloud Availability and Fault Tolerance, Setup or Failure?”
OpenStack got a hefty share of the open cloud headlines this week with both Red Hat and Rackspace announcing new cloud services built on the open source platform. A recent Google survey of CFOs shows these execs might be good targets for companies selling open cloud offerings. And Canonical's Kyle MacDonald weighs in on how to make OpenStack better for customers. Meanwhile, Intel has rallied Chinese technology firms around OpenStack -- a sign that Asia will be a key market for cloud vendors.
Two weeks from today The Linux Foundation will debut CloudOpen. This is a really exciting time in cloud computing, a time when developers and open source projects are clearly leading the way in technology innovation. The building blocks are in place thanks to decades of open source software development, and everybody is looking for their edge.