Linked by snydeq on Fri 4th Nov 2011 16:53 UTC
Web 2.0 Open source history suggests vendor-backed Eucalyptus will ultimately win out over the foundation-based Open Stack as the open source cloud platform of choice for IT going forward. 'History has shown that when an open source project is dealing with a valuable layer of the software stack, that project has tended to be controlled by a single vendor that can directly make money from the project,' Rodrigues writes. 'History also shows that when an open source project is dealing with a commodity layer of the software stack, the project tends to be controlled by a foundation.' The question then boils down to whether cloud platforms are indeed a valuable layer, and thus directly monetizable, as Red Hat proved with Linux, or are they a commodity layer, like Apache HTTP Server or Eclipse. Ultimately, Rodrigues believes that the private cloud will prove to be a valuable component of the IT stack, thereby favoring Eucalyptus' AWS-based private cloud platform.
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RE: lots of opinion
by Soulbender on Fri 4th Nov 2011 19:10 UTC in reply to "lots of opinion"
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Yeah, I don't see the point of this article. Is there like some large war going on between Eucalyptus and Openstack?
There's a lot of Marten Mickos says this and that and little of anyone else.
To be honest, this sound a lot like "Marten Mickos asked me to push Eucalyptus and I agreed".

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RE[2]: lots of opinion
by Elv13 on Sat 5th Nov 2011 17:35 in reply to "RE: lots of opinion"
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Yes, there is, and Eucalyptus is losing ground fast.

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