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RIP Eucalyptus. Ubuntu Standardizes on OpenStack

May 12, 2011, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Ubuntu is moving away from the open source Eucalyptus platform in favor of OpenStack.

"I'm not surprised.

"OpenStack is now only a tech preview in Natty 11.04, but the massive momentum behind OpenStack is undeniable. OpenStack has a large ecosystem of over 50 contributing members including NASA, Rackspace, Dell, Cisco, Brocade and Canonical In its short life - the project is less than a year old - OpenStack has become a new Eclipse, an open working group for an open cloud.

"Then there is Eucalyptus. Single vendor (hello Marten Mickos!) and with a narrow ecosystem of contributions.

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