Interesting analysis (by Gartner’s Lydia Leong) on the acquisition of Cloud.com by Citrix (apparently for 100x revenues) and its position as a cheaper alternative for vCloud (at least until OpenStack Nova becomes stable).
Great read, even though that part:
“[Zygna] uses Cloud.com to provide Amazon-compatible (and thus Rightscale-compatible) infrastructure internally, letting it easily move workloads across their own infrastructure and Amazon’s.”
While I’m at it, here’s another take on Cloud.com, this time from an OSS license perspective. Namely, the difference between building your business on GPL (like Eucalyptus) or Apache 2 (like the more community-driven open source projects such as OpenStack).
Towards the end, there’s also a nice nod to the Oracle Cloud API:
“DMTF has been receiving other submissions for an API standard. Oracle has made its submission public. It is based on an earlier Sun proposal, and it is the best API we have yet seen. Furthermore, Oracle has identified a core subset to allow initial early adoption, as well as areas where vendors (including themselves and crucially VMware) may continue to extend to allow differentiation.”
Here’s more on the Oracle Cloud API, including an explanation of the “core/extension” split mentioned above.