Cloud Computing Non-Existent Border Between Open Source has been prominent in recent years. Open Nebula, Open Stack, Eucalyptus becoming the main stream. The services of Amazon’s cloud computing opened the way as a boom in the IT sector with powerful and flexible services ever available on the Internet. Now the same technology is entering the market of the major corporate through Open Source cloud computing. In recent years, organizations like Open Nebula, Open Stack, Eucalyptus and Cloud.com offering several alternatives for the creation of own cloud computing platform, for both private or public Cloud Computing.
Cloud Computing Non-Existent Border Between Open Source and Profit
The impact of free collaborated contribution by developers community with GNU GPL mentality can never be ignored as we mentioned in our previous article Cloud Computing, Open Source and Developers.
The idea for these free softwares is to not only to create smaller editions of cloud, so that they can be useful both to individuals and enterprises of every area, from home to small and medium-sized enterprises. If the company is large enough to have several partners, employees and strong engineering talent, open source cloud could be seen as a super computer with many different capacities at cheaper cost.
Open Source Cloud Computing and Rackspace
Eucalyptus had its origins in a project of University of California, Santa Barbara, but it is clearly designed and suits to be a profit-oriented business. Clients include Puma, Sony and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Eucalyptus can be used free of charge when customers use open source virtualization software needed for cloud computing, such as Xen and KVM.
Rackspace means Open Stack. Open Stack was a initiative of Rackspace and NASA. Definitely Open Stack has made Cloud Computing more economic and easy than it was before. Rackspace Private Cloud Software is derivative of Open Stack main branch and available for free. The major impact we noticed is the slashing down of Pricing of Rackspace Cloud Files, which is Akamai on backend and Open Stack Swift by platform.