Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Open Source Challenges Commercial in the Cloud

An open source alternative for the foundation of cloud services is coalescing around OpenStack:
The new OpenStack Foundation is taking shape as a potentially potent force in cloud computing. Its governing board has been elected, and working groups are accelerating development in eight technical areas. Perhaps more important, it has organized itself on a self-sustaining basis and now has $10 million in the bank to pursue its goals....
An early impetus behind OpenStack was to form a broad, united front on behalf of a competitive open source cloud stack before the market was swamped by VMware, a proprietary software vendor. That's why it was somewhat surprising, as the group got organized, when VMware applied to become a member.

- Posted by Tom/Bluedog

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