Dispatches from Cloud Connect 2012: AWS under attack

Amazon, the market leader, plays at the infrastructure level. But there was a lot of talk at Cloud Connect about Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings, where cloud folks think the real action will ultimately lie. The company will soon have to address these shifts as well as trends on the enterprise side around security, control and transparency that are pushing many organizations toward the private cloud.…

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What Ubuntu’s Move to OpenStack Means for Eucalyptus

This week, the Ubuntu project announced that "future versions of Ubuntu Cloud will use OpenStack as a foundation technology," apparently replacing Eucalyptus as the enabling infrastructure behind Ubuntu's cloud capabilities. Eucalyptus does not (yet) appear to have been dropped completely, and existing deployments will definitely be supported for the next few years. But this is the latest in a series of setbacks for the platform, and it is becoming increasingly unclear whether it has a compelling future.…

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