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Why Multiple Open Source Platforms Will Succeed in the Cloud

The cloud computing cognoscenti seem to remain convinced that Citrix's CloudStack and OpenStack are gearing up for a battle that will leave one and only one winner. Meanwhile, there seems to be little discussion going on at all surrounding other cloud computing platforms, such as Eucalyptus. There are some good reasons to believe that--just as Windows, Mac and Linux users all rely on separate operating systems--multiple cloud infrastructure bets will pay off.

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Who Wrote OpenStack Essex? A Deep Dive Into Contributions

It's always interesting to see who really contributes to open source projects. That's doubly true when it comes to projects that are corporate-driven, because they provide a lot of insight into which companies are driving a project and have a stake in supporting it. Looking at the numbers for OpenStack's Essex release, it's clear that only a small subset of companies involved in OpenStack are driving development.

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In an Exploding Web Market, Nginx Gaining Against Apache

Any way you look at it, this month's Netcraft Web Server Survey has some astounding numbers. The competition between Web servers is always interesting, but more so is the fact that the number of sites surveyed since April 2011 has more than doubled.

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More Cloud Turbulence: CloudStack Heads to Apache Foundation

If you don't like the weather in Missouri, wait 10 minutes – it'll probably change. Likewise, if you don't like the way that the Cloud industry is aligned, just give it a little time. It'll probably change, too. The latest shift? Citrix is set to propose CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) as an incubator project.

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Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source Release

Red Hat is getting set to take the wraps off the source code for OpenShift. The company announced today that it will release the OpenShift code at the Open Cloud Conference to take place in Sunnyvale, Calif., from April 30 through May 3. At the conference Red Hat will provide the code for its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, and showing developers how to get it up and running on top of OpenStack.

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