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Inktank’s Ceph: An Open Source Storage Solution for the Enterprise

Launched in May, Inktank is one of the newest companies to enter the still very new open source cloud computing industry.  But it‚Äôs got a great head start as the enterprise support arm of the Ceph storage system. Here's an overview of the Ceph platform and a video interview with Inktank‚Äôs Ross Turk on the company's philosophy on the open source cloud.

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Top Open Source Cloud Headlines Week of July 23

This week's top open source cloud news features VMware's acquisition of Nicira; a Q&A with Citrix's Mark Hinkle; the pros and cons of open source cloud platforms for IT managers; and insider news that Nebula has enticed some Rackspace developers away. 

Nicira Graphic 150 copyHow VMware Embraced Its Open Source Nemesis 
TechCrunch

VMware's has acquired open source virtual networking company Nicira, which is also a main contributor to VMWare competitor OpenStack.

Secrecy is Google's Achilles Heel in Battle for the Cloud
ZDNet

In a world in which buyers of cloud services want to transparency in the infrastructure, can Google be a serious competitor to Amazon if it goes the proprietary route? 

Citrix’s Hinkle Proposes Linux Model for an Open Source Cloud
Linux.com

Mark Hinkle, who oversees the CloudStack efforts at Citrix, says the idea that too many open source cloud projects fragments the effort to compete with proprietary vendors is "crazy talk." 

Cloud Computing: Deploying Open-Source Cloud Systems: 5 Pros and 5 Cons
EWeek

A slideshow for IT managers on the benefits and drawbacks of deploying an open source cloud such as OpenStack or CloudStack. 

OpenStack developers leave Rackspace for Nebula
GigaOM

Seven Rackspace developers, many former NASA employees, have left to work for former coworker Chris Kemp at Nebula.

 

OpenStack Quantum Project Aims to Define Future of Networking

The Quantum Project is working to design next-generation virtual networks with no model for comparison. In his OSCON session about the Quantum Project, Lew Tucker, Cisco VP and CTO of cloud computing said Quantum aims to break out networking from the rest of the OpenStack services to build a new layer of abstraction for two-way communication between an application and the underlying infrastructure.

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Citrix’s Hinkle Proposes Linux Model for an Open Source Cloud

As the Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community at Citrix, Mark Hinkle oversees Citrix efforts around the open source Apache CloudStack IaaS platform and Xen hypervisor projects. We talked recently about the company‚Äôs involvement in the open source cloud and how it might model Linux.

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Open Source Cloud Roundup: Top Headlines Week of July 16

This week's open source cloud headlines include several OpenStack-related announcements, denials from VMware that it might spin off its own open source Cloud Foundry and a new global-scale CloudStack deployment. 

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