– Cloud.com, sponsor of the open source cloud computing software project CloudStack™, and Puppet Labs, an open source configuration management and automation company, will host a “Build a Cloud Day” workshop on March 25, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel.
This week's open source cloud headlines highlight a few smaller open source projects and companies, including Blue Box and Orion. You'll also find more details on HP's cloud strategy, a new software-defined-networking feature for Rackspace cloud and an op-ed from Alfresco on the role of open source cloud in disrupting proprietary software vendors.
Given the amount of hype currently swirling about cloud computing, it brings to mind a legitimate question -- is this just hype? Is there really something to this cloud computing, or is it just another bubble that is sure to burst? The answer, quite simply, is no, there is not a cloud computing bubble or burst taking shape.
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.
Zenoss released a new report this week that predicts more than 50 percent open source cloud adoption among enterprises within five years. In other open source cloud news, Rackspace has a new training and certification program for OpenStack, Citrix is building its IaaS platform and CloudStack is looking for speakers at its November conference in Las Vegas.
In our most recent VAR Guy poll, we asked you whether you thought open source would take on a larger role in cloud computing. Based on reader responses, it looks as though open source has a bright future in the cloud computing sphere.
This week's open source cloud headlines featured doomsday predictions about the consequences of the Oracle and Google dispute; why Rackspace's first quarter earnings have some analysts scaling down cloud computing predictions; and a crop of interesting trends including moves to abandon hypervisors and go bare metal in the cloud.
Could Oracle Blow Up the Cloud?, WiredAn analysis of how the recen
Two major trends in enterprise computing this year show increasing overlap: big data processing and open source cloud adoption.
To Hortonworks, the software company behind open source Apache Hadoop, the connection makes sense.