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Cloud APIs Get Open Source Treatment

Aug 08, 2010, 16:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"Rackspace OpenStack backers are looking to provide systems that can be used by cloud services suppliers, who might manage up to a million servers. Even though it will be aimed at service providers, if OpenStack is widely used, customers would be able to deal with providers the same way.

"Red Hat's effort will be more likely be used by enterprise customers, giving them a software stack based on open source code with which to build private clouds around Red Hat. It will also make it easier for cloud service providers to interact with that private cloud, if they support Red Hat's approach."

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