OStatic's Updated Guide to the Open Cloud

by Ostatic Staff - Nov. 30, 2012

As we approach the end of 2012, many new frontiers for open source are apparent, and one of the clearest is in the cloud computing arena. OpenStack, originally launched by Rackspace and NASA only a couple of years ago, is now backed by a hall-of-fame list of tech heavyweight companies and its own foundation. Meanwhile, Citrix is having success with its Cloudstack platform, and Eucalyptus Systems remains a primary player in the cloud.

Open source is having a profound influence on cloud computing. In this post, you'll find OStatic's updated complete collection of posts, interviews and columns on the open source cloud.

OStatic has conducted interviews 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

 And, for much of our latest news on important cloud trends, try these posts:

 Not Everyone is So Smitten with OpenStack

 CloudStack, OpenStack and the Significance of Suppport

 Red Hat Delivers OpenShift Enterprise PaaS Offering

Beta of Fedora 18 is Here

 Citrix's CloudStack Platform is No Also-Ran

Cisco's Meraki Deal Bolsters Coud Offerings--and Support

You can find many more resources we've compiled on cloud computing here. In 2013, we'll continue our cloud coverage with a new interview series, and many more stories. Stay tuned.