EMC has just closed a deal to buy Cloudscaling, provider of an AWS API compatible OpenStack cloud.
OpenStack cloud player and its CEO have agreed to part ways, writes CTO Randy Bias.
Robert Scoble says Rackspace and other OpenStack players would be better off building new cloud features and functions instead of Amazon API compatibility.
The spat over who builds the CIA’s stealth cloud is just the first of many battles as traditional IT companies seek to prove they’re relevant in cloud computing.
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.
Just in time for the OpenStack Summit: new-look vendor Cloudscaling and legacy IT giant HP beef up their respective OpenStack clouds.
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.
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.