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Marketplace pulls AWS hare ahead of OpenStack tortoise

Apr 20, 2012, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
This is not an unexpected move by Amazon, but it comes at a pretty bad time for its open source competitor OpenStack, which had just this week started offering signups to start getting access to the OpenStack service beginning on May 1. Rackspace, OpenStack's primary commercial vendor, has maintained a strict schedule on how it wants to roll out the OpenStack-based Cloud Servers and Cloud Control, and it is clear that AWS and its partner vendors (like Eucalyptus, which just yesterday picked up $30 million in another round of VC funding) are positioning themselves to take advantage of OpenStack's cautious journey to market.

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