Cloud Computing in 2011: OStatic's Collected Resources

by Ostatic Staff - Dec. 27, 2011

According to Computerworld, 2011 is the year that "cloud computing shook the data center." According to Eric Knoor: "If I had to sum up in one word the most exciting thing that happened to cloud computing in 2011, I'd have to say it's OpenStack. This open source project, launched by Rackspace and NASA in late 2010, is assembling a private cloud 'operating system' for the data center that promises vast increases in operational efficiency." Indeed, the convergence of cloud computing and open source is exciting, and we've put together a resource guide focused on this convergence. It includes some great interviews with movers and shakers in cloud computing, and lots of posts worth reading. Find it here, in an updated version.

In 2011, OStatic conducted an interview series with cloud computing platform managers, and makers of commercial cloud platforms, focused on the question, "What's in Your Stack?" The people we interviewed are, in many cases, cloud pioneers, and include founders of hot cloud-focused startup companies. A good sample of the interviews in this series can be found here:

CloudSwitch's Founder on What's in His Cloud Stack

CloudBees' Founder Discusses What's in His Stack

myClin Founder Discusses What's in His Stack

The Man Behind Swiss Federal Mapping Discusses His Stack

Lucas Carlson, Founder of PHP Fog, Discusses What's in His Stack

Standing Cloud's CEO: What in His Stack?

 OStatic has also collected many good guest posts on cloud computing from people in the open source community, with good examples found here:

How the Cloud is Changing the Way Developers Work 

Finding the Right Cloud for Your Business

How the Cloud is Driving Application Integration Up the Stack

How the Cloud is Impacting Open VoIP Services

How the Cloud is Changing the Way Database Administrators Work

SugarCRM's Martin Schneider on the Open Cloud

5 Cost-Efficient, Flexible Resources for Cloud Computing

The Ideal Cloud Deployment: A Patchwork Quilt of Tools

Citrix Leverages OpenStack with Project Olympus Platform

Canonical Spreads its Cloud Wings with OpenStack

Rackspace Delivers "Fanatically Supported" Cloud Platform Based on OpenStack

You can find many more resources we've compiled on cloud computing here. Stay tuned to OStatic in 2012 for many more interviews with movers and shakers and general posts on cloud computing, with a special focus on open source tools.