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Open Source Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of July 30

This week in the open source cloud headlines, SUSE makes a splash with its pro-open blog post on Forbes and a shout-out from OStatic for its own cloud contribution. Rackspace and HP both debuted OpenStack-based clouds this week. And Netflix released its Chaos Monkey cloud-testing application to the open source community.

open suseWhy Cloud Computing Needs To - And Will - Go Open Source
Forbes

An open source cloud offers choice, accountability and unity, argues SUSE's Pete Chadwick in this blog post.  

SUSE Cloud Provider Program Picks Up Steam
OStatic

Still flying under the radar in comparison to the headline-grabbing open source cloud platforms, SUSE offers its Linux Enterprise Server in pay-as-you-go implementations. 

Rackspace Debuts OpenStack Cloud Servers
PC World

Rackspace made good on its promise to debut its cloud on the open source platform Aug. 1.  

HP Brings Cloud Storage Out Of Beta, Offers 99.95 Percent SLA
CRN

Also as promised, HP ended the public beta of its OpenStack-based Cloud Object Storage and Cloud Content Delivery Network this week.  

Netflix Open Sources Cloud-Testing Chaos Monkey
GigaOM

The application, which creates instance failures for cloud testing, runs in Amazon Web Services but can be modified to work with other cloud providers or instances. Netflix has more details in its blog post announcing the release.

 

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