April 30, 2012

Where Open Source Meets the Cloud: A Guide

With all of the recent debate over open source cloud computing platforms, including OpenStack and CloudStack, it's clear that there is permanent convergence between the open source community and cloud computing. Companies as large as Microsoft and Amazon are shifting huge parts of their business strategies toward the cloud. At OStatic, we've been steadily collecting posts and resources related to open source and cloud computing. In this post, you'll find our updated collection of articles, interviews and educational posts on the topic.

 Recently, OStatic conducted an interview series with cloud computing platform managers, and makers of commercial cloud platforms, focused on the question, "What's in Your Stack?" The people we interviewed are, in many cases, cloud pioneers, and include founders of hot cloud-focused startup companies. A good sample of the interviews in this series can be found here:

CloudSwitch's Founder on What's in His Cloud Stack

CloudBees' Founder Discusses What's in His Stack

myClin Founder Discusses What's in His Stack

The Man Behind Swiss Federal Mapping Discusses His Stack

Lucas Carlson, Founder of PHP Fog, Discusses What's in His Stack

Standing Cloud's CEO: What in His Stack?

 OStatic has also collected many good guest posts on cloud computing from people in the open source community, with good examples found here:

How the Cloud is Changing the Way Developers Work 

Finding the Right Cloud for Your Business

How the Cloud is Driving Application Integration Up the Stack

How the Cloud is Impacting Open VoIP Services

How the Cloud is Changing the Way Database Administrators Work

SugarCRM's Martin Schneider on the Open Cloud

5 Cost-Efficient, Flexible Resources for Cloud Computing

The Ideal Cloud Deployment: A Patchwork Quilt of Tools

Citrix Leverages OpenStack with Project Olympus Platform

Canonical Spreads its Cloud Wings with OpenStack

Rackspace Delivers "Fanatically Supported" Cloud Platform Based on OpenStack

And, you can follow our coverage of the recent news regarding OpenStack and CloudStack in this series of posts:

Citrix's Open Source CloudStack 3.0 Platform to Challenge Amazon, VMware

VMware CEO Sees OpenStack as Lacking Maturity

CloudStack, OpenStack and the Significance of Support

 Citrix Sharpens Focus on Cloud, Cuts Support for OpenStack

You can find many more resources we've compiled on cloud computing here. Stay tuned to OStatic throughout this year for many more interviews with movers and shakers and general posts on cloud computing, with a special focus on open source tools.


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