All the way back in early 2008, OStatic broke the news about Eucalyptus, an open source infrastructure for cloud computing on clusters that duplicated the functionality of Amazon's EC2, using the Amazon command-line tools. The project resided at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was driven and overseen by Rich Wolski, a professer there (shown here)...
OStatic caught up with Rich once more for a few of his thoughts on the cloud scene and what emerging projects he finds interesting. Here are his thoughts.
The Current Scene
Was Wolski surprised by the rapid rise of commercial open cloud efforts? “I can’t say that I’m surprised at what we’ve seen with open source cloud adoption,” he said. “It really seemed like the next step, and solved so many problems.”