Today in Cloud

I’d like to focus on Cloudera’s latest partner and talk about its seemingly unstoppable momentum, but I think the bigger news is latest turn of bad luck for Eucalyptus Systems. First, it was publicly dumped by NASA over the summer, and now the OpenStack software central to that storyline is infiltrating Eucalyptus’s relationship with Canonical as the cloud software of choice for the Ubuntu operating system. Things aren’t looking good for the startup that, until OpenStack hit, was the face of open source (or open core) cloud computing. Of course, sharing space with OpenStack within Ubuntu will be a blessing in disguise if users end up preferring Eucalyptus.