Doing a Cloud Migration? Don't Miss These Essential Resources

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 09, 2015

If you're overwhelmed by the number of open cloud platforms and usage models for them that are available, there are some useful guides and resources you should know about. For example, The Linux Foundation recently announced the release of its 2015 report "Guide to the Open Cloud: Open Cloud Projects Profiled." To download the full report, you can visit The Linux Foundation's Publication's website at:

Meanwhile, The Open Data Center Alliance has issued a “usage model” that defines how computing, network and storage resources combine to form cloud infrastructure. It is available here. Here at OStatic, we've also talked with a lot of leaders focused on the cloud,and our interviews may help you.

The Linux Foundation's guide is its second paper on the open cloud and adds many new projects and technology categories that have gained importance in the past year. The report covers well-known projects like Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, Docker and Xen Project, and up-and-comers such as Apache Mesos, CoreOS and Kubernetes.

According to the Foundation's announcement:

"The purpose of this guide is to serve as a starting point for users considering which projects to use in building and deploying their own open clouds. Taking a deeper look into cloud infrastructure, the paper includes storage, provisioning and platform projects. New categories outline emerging cloud operating systems, Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies."

You can find out more about the Open Datacenter Group's work on cloud usage models here.  It is especially intended to “help guide enterprise IT consumers in their cloud service acquisition decisions." 

For a large collection of our latest interviews with leaders in the cloud, see this post.  This interview series includes talks with Rich Wolski who founded the Eucalyptus cloud project, Ben Hindman from Mesosphere, Tomer Shiran of the Apache Drill project, Philip DesAutels who oversees the AllSeen Alliance, CEO of StackStorm Evan Powell, Tomer Shiran on MapR and Hadoop, the University of Washington team behind Grappa for data analytics, and co-founder of Mirantis Boris Renski.

 And what if you are at an organization currently considering a cloud migration? Computerworld has a very interesting report from the AWS:reInvent conference, which includes cloud migration tips from lots of folks in the know, and a video worth watching. You can get the story here