This week the open cloud news headlines feature the OpenNebula 3.6 release, a new cloud controller plug-in for OpenStack and an interview with Rackspace’s Lew Moorman on APIs and the open cloud, among other things.
The open source project, a VMware alternative, released its latest update Tuesday.
Big Switch Networks’ open source Floodlight controller now has an OpenStack plugin to the Quantum network-as-a-service layer.
Many successful web companies have been built around open source tools. Expect cloud computing to continue that trend.
In this Q&A, the president of Rackspace expands on his argument that simply cloning proprietary APIs doesn’t solve the compatibility problem for developers that want to maintain ownership of their cloud applications.
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Too many open source cloud projects could undermine the goal of creating an open source cloud that provides interoperability with a number of different platforms.
The enterprise cloud application platform works with a variety of infrastructures and platforms on the market, including open source projects OpenStack, CloudStack and Eucalyptus.