"All three infrastructure firms, Abiquo, Eucalyptus, and Zimory
(and many of the presenting companies) have built their
technologies, their companies, and their hopes on open source. But
buyers of cloud resources do not seem to care whether the
underlying technology is open source software (OSS). And that's
just the way many of these companies using open source like it.
"The Under the Radar "Clearing the Clouds" conference last
Friday in Mountain View, California brought together 24 start-ups
from around the world to pitch their cloud technologies to an
audience of money and potential partners and customers. In the key
opening session (the only session for the full audience) on cloud
infrastructure, all three company CEOs spoke of the importance of
open source to the cloud."