Lydia Leong

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Archives for April, 2012

Do Amazon’s APIs matter?

by Lydia Leong  |  April 7, 2012  |  Comments Off

For those who have been wondering where I personally stand in the brouhaha over Amazon, Citrix, Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack, Rackspace, HP, and so on, along with the broader competitive market that includes VMware, Microsoft, and the Four Horsemen of management tools… I should state up-front that I hold the optimistic viewpoint that I want everyone […]

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Ecosystems in conflict – Amazon vs. VMware, and OpenStack

by Lydia Leong  |  April 6, 2012  |  16 Comments

Citrix contributing CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation isn’t so much a shot at OpenStack (it just happens to get caught in the crossfire), as it’s a shot against VMware. There are two primary ecosystems developing in the world: VMware and Amazon. Other possibilities, like Microsoft and OpenStack, are completely secondary to those two. You […]


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Citrix, CloudStack, OpenStack, and the war for open-source clouds

by Lydia Leong  |  April 3, 2012  |  18 Comments

There are dozens upon dozens of cloud management platforms (CMPs), sometimes known as “cloud stacks” or “cloud operating systems”, out in the wild, both commercial and open source. Two have been in the news recently — Eucalyptus and CloudStack — with implications for the third, OpenStack. Last week, Eucalyptus licensed Amazon’s API, and just yesterday, […]


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The Amazon-Eucalyptus partnership

by Lydia Leong  |  April 2, 2012  |  1 Comment

Eucalyptus, a commercial open-source cloud management platform (“CMP”, software used to build cloud infrastructure), recently announced that it had signed a partnership with Amazon. Eucalyptus began life as a university project to build a CMP that would create Amazon-API-compatible cloud infrastructure, but eventually turned into a commercial effort. However, like all other CMPs offering Amazon […]

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