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The Xen Project, the home of the open source Xen hypervisor, today announced the availability of Xen® Cloud Platform (XCP) 1.0.  Developed as part of the Xen Cloud Project introduced in 2009, XCP 1.0 provides a full-featured solution for small and medium size enterprises wanting to build private clouds, as well as open source enthusiasts, universities and […]

Citrix: Why hypervisor dominance matters

In January, Citrix announced plans to make its XenServer products more compatible with partner Amazon Web Services’ cloud, to help enterprises with XenServer-virtualised datacentres to easily hook into the public cloud. That compatibility approach contrasts with that taken by Citrix’s virtualisation rival VMware, which concentrates its cloud efforts on end-to-end solutions and makes its pitch […]

Open Source Projects Partner to Offer Free Cloud Computing Training at Southern California Linux Expo

DABCC, an open source cloud computing software company, will host a “Build a Cloud Day” workshop on February 25, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel. The free event will be in conjunction with SCALE 9x, taking place February 25-27, and will be dedicated to teaching attendees how […]

OpenStack Pushes Onward: Two Cloud Platform Releases

After the first OpenStack Object Storage code release nicknamed “Austin”, the OpenStack open-source cloud project and community completed its first public Design Summit last week, attracting 250 people to the 4-day event.  The summit centered on the next two code releases of the cloud storage and services provider’s releases, as these were nicknamed “Bexar” and […]

Dancing Around the Open Cloud

Ask any IT professional about open vs. closed platforms, and you’ll invariably draw praise for the former, provided it enables smooth integration into legacy infrastructure. That same attitude is migrating to the cloud, where a broad universe of open technologies freely exchanging data from multiple sources is considered one of the basic requirements for a […]

First OpenStack Release Produces Open Source Cloud Alternative

OpenStack, an open source cloud computing platform with broad developer and commercial support, today announced the “Austin” code release of OpenStack Compute and Object Storage. Since the project’s inception three months ago, OpenStack has built an active community of contributors, delivered on its code release and feature commitments, attracted new member organizations and received significant […]

Citrix’s Simon Crosby, “If you’ve seen one redwood, you’ve seen them all…”

Who could have foreseen that Ronald Reagan would understand so well the response I’ve been hearing from service providers and enterprises alike when faced with the prospect of implementing the recently introduced work in progress named vCloud? Suffice it to say that across the board, service providers and enterprises alike have told us that they […]

Rackspace Announces Open Source Cloud Platform

Rackspace is sponsoring an open source cloud computing project, OpenStack, and contributing its own code to it in order to generate more uniform cloud environments in which customers can move around at will. The move will likely generate new competitors for the Rackspace Cloud. One small provider,, is already committed to adopt the project’s […]

Can OpenStack Change The Cloud Computing Game?

Rackspace and NASA have paired to deliver an open-source cloud computing platform, dubbed OpenStack, and cloud providers and partners are pumped for the possibility of more open cloud computing and possible standardization. The OpenStack initiative officially launched on Monday. Both Rackspace and NASA have open-sourced their cloud computing code to let users and providers anywhere […]

VMware Project Redwood = Dead Wood? Asks Citrix

It’s widely acknowledged that the combined ingenuity of the Amazon Web Service team and the creative and fast-moving Xen community led to the creation of the first Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud – Amazon EC2 – as far back as 2006. So it has been interesting to see VMware attempt to co-opt the concept […]

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