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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.

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CloudOpen Keynote Q&A: OpenStack's Maffulli Says Open Cloud is New Frontier of Innovation

OpenStack's Stefano Maffulli is on the opening keynote panel at CloudOpen Wednesday morning August 29. He will be joined by Mark Hinkle from Citrix, Greg DeKoenigsberg from Eucalyptus and John Mark Walker from Red Hat on a panel titled "What is the Open Cloud: Stacks, Platforms and Open Source." Mafulli was generous to take time out of his busy schedule as Community Manager at OpenStack to share his ideas on what is an open cloud and what's new with his project.

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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’s 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’s Ross Turk on the company's philosophy on the open source cloud.

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My Top Five Sessions at the CloudOpen Conference

CloudOpen will make its debut in a little over a month in beautiful San Diego alongside LinuxCon. While it will still be the best deal in technology conferences, the registration price goes up on Sunday. (Why do I think it's a good deal? Two amazing conferences for the price of one, three amazing free as in beer parties, skateboarding lessons, hacker lounges and so on). This event will sell out so if you want to join us, please register today. 

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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.

 
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