CloudStack has released its first new code since becoming an Apache incubator project in April, according to top open source cloud headlines this week. Also new this week, Eucalyptus will soon have a new release to compare with its open source competitors; Microsoft needs an open cloud strategy; the open cloud is built on Linux; and Netflix releases an open source tool for monitoring AWS deployments.
The open source cloud platform this week released its first new version as an Apache incubator project. New features include Amazon Web Services integration, inter-VLAN routing and local storage support.
Eucalyptus Won't Be Left Behind In Network Virtualization 
The next version of the open source Eucalyptus cloud is expected to come in early December. It will join OpenStack and CloudStack in adding network virtualization features.
Microsoft Needs to Step Up Its Cloud Game 
David Linthicum writes that Microsoft needs to stop its "WAID (Whatever Amazon Is Doing)" approach and adopt open standards in order to be truly innovative in cloud computing.
The Cloud Made of Penguins: Open Source Goes 'Industrial Scale' 
The commercial cloud is based on Linux and its increasingly open source, according to a joint IDC and Linux Foundation report released in full at LinuxCon Europe on Monday.
The Netflix tool, called Edda, helps engineers monitor their AWS cloud deployments.