First the competition:
Funded by the European Union to make Europe more “cloud friendly,” the Optmis project is gaining steam. The European OpenStack equivalent is also getting some pressure to partner with OpenStack.
Red Hat debuts OpenShift Origin project, takes swipe at VMware's Cloud Foundry, ZDNet
The Origin project will serve as the upstream for code and improvements to OpenShift, Red Hat’s PaaS, which today runs on Amazon Web Services cloud and competes against VMware’s open source Cloud Foundry.
Marten Mickos: For Eucalyptus open cloud is more than open code, TechWorld
Piston Cloud wants to bring together the Cloud Foundry PaaS with the OpenStack IaaS. Wasn’t OpenStack in part a play against VMWare, as well as Amazon Web Services?
With the growth of Facebook’s Open Compute open hardware project and OpenStack it’s possible to build an entirely open hardware infrastructure layer and companies are demanding more flexibility. The big data ecosystem has adjusted, with companies like Dell and HP offering new server and storage designs compatible with Open Rack.
Two Cloud Myths Busted: Lock-In and Locked Up, PCWorld
Portability is a favorite mantra of open cloud supporters. But is portability a myth? This commentary says profitability and intellectual property values will always trump portability.