This week in open source cloud news headlines ZDNet steps out with a series predicting the winners and losers in cloud computing. One key measurement of success is how much companies are in tune with the open cloud movement. Amazon could be in trouble there, says TechTarget, and needs to adjust its strategy to account for open source momentum. Also in the news this week: CloudStack is a contender; Rackspace's OpenStack distribution has new features; and Nebula offers the hardware component to OpenStack software.
The cloud services market leader needs to adapt for an open source world to maintain its lead. This article explores ways Amazon could improve its pricing and services to maintain its edge.
VMware, Cloudera and Big Switch Networks are among the companies listed here that are poised to do well in the cloud. One key to future success? Companies must become contributors to open cloud projects, says Jack Clark of Cloud Watch. A follow-up article explores who he thinks the losers of the cloud will be.
In case you thought otherwise, CloudStack is a serious contender among enterprise cloud platforms.
Nebula Aims to Deliver OpenStack Appliances
Nebula is bringing a hardware component to the OpenStack software platform.
The co-founder of the OpenStack IaaS platform has integrated features from the newest Folsom release into its private cloud distribution of OpenStack.