Open source cloud computing

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  • The promise and perils of open source clouds

    As cloud computing has developed, open source software has become a cornerstone of the model, which emphasizes homogeneity among infrastructure resources.

    But just as open source has its share of advantages for cloud projects, it also ha... 

  • Open source in the cloud: Boon or bust?

    As cloud continues to evolve, IT managers are looking for better integration of cloud platforms with existing tools, greater control and management, improved self-service and greater portability among cloud environments. This e-zine takes a look at t... 

  • OpenStack

    OpenStack is an open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a cloud computing environment. 

About Open source cloud computing

Whether as augmentation to a public cloud computing service or a stand-alone private cloud architecture, open source cloud computing continues to grow in popularity. Numerous cloud computing services use Linux and MySQL as their backbone, and many cloud platforms, such as Eucalyptus, Nimbus and Hadoop, are open source projects. Get the latest tips, expert advice and news on open source cloud computing, source code, Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), the Open Source Initiative (OSI), open source and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and open source and application development. This topic also covers Abiquo, the Globus Nimbus project and lock-in and licensing issues.