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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 

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

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

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

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

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


The Linux Talent Draft is On

Make no mistake: the Linux draft is on.

While the NFL season prepares to get underway there is an ongoing, intensive draft for Linux talent taking place right now.

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CloudOpen Q&A: SUSE's Michael Miller on Why Linux is the Natural OS for the Cloud

In the latest of our LinuxCon and CloudOpen keynote Q&A series we talk to SUSE's Vice President of Global Alliances Michael Miller. Miller will be talking in his keynote at the events about how service-oriented clouds are bridging the divide between IT and lines of businesses. He also hinted twice during our conversatoin about a big announcement coming.

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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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