The news and analysis on open source cloud computing keeps flowing after the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last week. New data from IDC released during the conference shows users overwhelmingly support the open cloud, but some bloggers are still skeptical that the open cloud is being defined too broadly. Nevertheless, the open source announcements keep coming in the cloud with contributions from Alcatel-Lucent, Netflix and Basho this week.
CloudStack has announced a new partnership with Basho, whose RiakCS cloud storage product is a counterpart to OpenStack’s Swift storage layer.
In case you missed it last week, new IDC data shows that the majority of cloud customers are looking for open solutions.
ApiGrove is a new API management platform for enterprise service providers to offer APIs as a business in the cloud.
Netflix, which runs on Amazon Web Services has released the source code for its load-balancing service to benefit other AWS customers.
Is Open Source Cloud Computing Too Cloudy?
We’ve heard of ‘cloud washing,’ or the rush for companies to brand themselves as cloud companies, whether they are or not. But is there now an ‘open cloud washing’ as companies aim to show their support for an open cloud?