Is Rackspace holding OpenStack back?

CloudScaling CTO Randy Bias argues that Amazon Web Services APIs are already the lingua franca of the cloud and supporting them is key to OpenStack success.

VMware to join OpenStack: Now what?

VMware’s decision to join the OpenStack Foundation could be a huge or not-so-huge deal. Some see the move as a way to outflank Citrix, others say VMware’s Nicira, DynamicOps buys signaled a desire to at least appear more open in the era of cloud computing.

Amazon makes its VPCs more agile

With its new Elastic Network Interfaces, created by separating IP addresses and some key attributes from EC2 storage instances, Amazon is making its Virtual Private Cloud more flexible for companies that want to bring legacy applications to Amazon’s cloud computing infrastructure.