The vendor’s move raises an important question: how many OpenStack distributions is too many OpenStack distributions?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux gets a free tier of its own on Amazon Web Services, perhaps in a bid to unseat Ubuntu which runs more than half of all EC2 instances.
The two networking powers have applied to become Gold members of the foundation that governs the OpenStack open-source cloud effort.
The OpenStack Foundation is official as of Wednesday with a new 24-person board, $10 million in funding, 5,600 members, and a mandate to promote flexible open-source cloud infrastructure. Question: Will the foundation echo the success of Eclipse or the failure of OpenOffice?
Well into the cloud computing era, the definitions of what constitutes an “open cloud,” and how to select the right technology are still a mystery to potential users. And, consumers are still in the dark when it comes to the concept of cloud.
SUSE’s Alan Clark and Cisco’s Lew Tucker are the chairman and vice chairman of the fledgling OpenStack Foundation. They’ve got a lot on their plate as the foundation has to wean itself from Rackspace and set its own course.