“The recent announcements of Facebook’s Open Compute and
VMware’s Cloud Foundry address the hardware architecture and
platform-as-a-service (PaaS) layers, respectively.
“Together with Rackspace’s OpenStack, which addresses the
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) layer, much of the code and data
center and server designs one might need to build a cloud from the
ground up are available free of charge. Despite their disparity in
terms of function, they might actually be ideal complements to one