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Eucalyptus and OpenStack: A Discussion with Marten Mickos

In response to my recent post "Ubuntu, OpenStack, Eucalyptus: When Open-Source Competes with Open-Source", Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems (and previously of MySQL) offered to discuss the Eucalyptus strategy with me in the "hope ... that we would NOT confuse you." I took him up on it, and a lively and rather interesting discussion…

Interview with Citrix CTO Simon Crosby

Worthwhile InformationWeek interview. Choice quotes: InformationWeek: Citrix CEO Mark Templeton described four power centers that seem to be emerging in the cloud: Amazon/Xen, VMware, Microsoft Azure, and OpenStack. Do you agree with that assessment, and would you modify it in any way? Crosby: I think it's right. .. VMware's opportunity is to displace Microsoft, BMC,…

Ubuntu, OpenStack, Eucalyptus: When Open-Source Competes with Open-Source

The Ubuntu project today announced: ...that future versions of Ubuntu Cloud will use OpenStack as a foundation technology. Eucalyptus will continue to be a available for download and will be supported ... but also: Ubuntu will provide tools to automate the migration process to the Ubuntu Server 11.10 release when it is released in October…

User-Centricity, App-Centricity and the Cloud

This post has been prompted by a tweet exchange today between myself and James Urquhart. He wrote: Basically, as compute moves from server to app centric model, networking moving from switch/router to connectivity-centric ops model. Let me first totally agree with what he says there: things like OpenStack allow us to move up one level…

OpenStack: The House Elves Of Your Datacenter

One of my goals attending the OpenStack Design Summit in Santa Clara this week was to figure out just what exactly OpenStack is and what it wants to become. Listening to so many talks and discussions, I now understand it: OpenStack is the house elves of your data center, and a set of magic incantations…