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CloudStack to Apache: Brilliant or boneheaded?

Apr 10, 2012, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"In this war, there is AWS on one side, flanked by vendors like Eucalyptus and Citrix, and Rackspace's OpenStack on the other, joined by even more vendors, such as IBM, HP, and Red Hat to name a very few of a big list.

"(For those of you who are about to correct me on the fact that OpenStack does, indeed, also support AWS APIs, this is true. But OpenStack's support of Amazon's APIs is secondary to its own open API offerings.)

"The obvious takeaway from the CloudStack announcement is the big hit OpenStack takes from CloudStack's shift away from OpenStack to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). It's important to note, after all, that once upon a time Citrix launched the very first commercialized OpenStack platform, known as Project Olympus. "

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