Mark Shuttleworth's $1 million investment in open source cloud storage company InkTank leads the open cloud headlines this week. Also included is a rosy forecast on the public cloud services market from IDC, a collection of quotes on the definition of the open cloud from industry leaders, an interesting Google+ hangout chat on the open source cloud and a white paper from Intel on how to speed a cloud services deployment with open source software.
How do the Linux and open source communities define the open cloud? Our Leaders of the Open Cloud series posed this key question, along with many others, to industry heavyweights in the 10 weeks leading up to the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last month. Here, we’ve distilled their answers into a slideshow to illustrate the range of viewpoints as well as some areas of contention.
The news and analysis on open source cloud computing keeps flowing after the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last week. New data from IDC released during the conference shows users overwhelmingly support the open cloud, but some bloggers are still skeptical that the open cloud is being defined too broadly. Nevertheless, the open source announcements keep coming in the cloud with contributions from Alcatel-Lucent, Netflix and Basho this week.