With the OpenStack Folsom Design Summit  happening this week, much of the open cloud news has revolved around OpenStack's growing list of partners and analysis of the open source platform's role in the overall cloud ecosystem. Here are six stories featuring OpenStack, its partners and its prospects.
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Rackspace launches new OpenStack based cloud portfolio, IT World 
The new Rackspace Cloud includes "cloud servers, databases, block storage, networks, and monitoring, as well as a new control panel." It's more scaleable than the company's current platform and will eventually form the basis of Rackspace public cloud offerings.
Ubuntu wants to be your cloud and data-center Linux, ZDNet 
Canonical's AWSOME (Any Web Service Over Me) cloud proxy is a hybrid cloud solution that deploys over Amazon Web Services and OpenStack.
Ubuntu-friendly HP cloud enters public beta, The VAR guy
The soon-to-be-released HP Cloud platform is built on open-source technologies including Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and KVM.
Where enterprise enemies hug, NYTimes Bits Blog
OpenStack has united fierce competitors such as IBM, HP, Dell and Intel against Amazon Web Services. These 'frenemies' will have to distinguish themselves beyond the software to provide custom applications and services at low cost.
Why open source is the key to cloud innovation, InfoWorld
This article outlines the seven defining properties of open source cloud computing, with a focus on interoperability and portability.
The (Re)birth of the Next Big Cloud Provider, Wired
Recent acquisitions by Dell, a new supporter of the OpenStack Foundation, make it a serious contender in cloud services.