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Do High-Profile OpenStack Departures Spell Trouble?

In a major announcement from Dell Computer last month, the company announced that its public cloud ecosystem and strategy will be centered on partners Joyent, ScaleMatrix and ZeroLag, and will emphasize recent acquisition Enstratius. That represented a very major reversal of its plans to deliver public cloud services based on the open source OpenStack cloud platform. Meanwhile, IBM--which has been firmly in the OpenStack camp--is spending billions to buy SoftLayer for its cloud computing infrastructure tools and services. All of this is what I was getting at in my recent post, "In Five Years, Expect Far Fewer OpenStack Service Providers."  OpenStack has had much more hype than it has had deployments so far, despite its massive promise. The IBM news regarding SoftLayer took many observers by surprise. SoftLayer is perfectly positioned to help IBM provide Amazon-like public cloud...

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Apache CloudStack Adds API Discovery and Messaging

Apache CloudStack 4.1 adds the ability to discover APIs supported by endpoints in the cloud and incorporates an AMQP-based publish and subscribe messaging system to the IaaS platform...

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Apache CloudStack Grows Up

The first major Apache release of the open-source CloudStack cloud is now available...

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IBM to Acquire Cloud Firm SoftLayer

The computing giant continues to push its cloud computing effort in a deal rumored in the region of $2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Canonical and Inktank Get Closer on Storage

Customers of Canonical's Ubuntu Advantage Cloud programme will now be able to get Inktank-backed support for the Ceph block and object storage system on OpenStack thanks to an enhanced partnership between the companies...

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