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This week we bring you a collection of articles focusing on OpenStack.
This week’s suggested reading
- Five Open Source Technologies for 2012 (counting OpenStack): Everyone knows in this area the success of Linux and Apache, but here are additional open source technologies on the rise.
- Rackspace soon to partner with developers of private OpenStack distros: Rackspace plans to include money-making private OpenStack distributions in its Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition offering.
- Scaling Media Storage at Wikimedia with Swift: After evaluating a number of options, we chose to pursue OpenStack Swift. Swift is a distributed object storage system with automatic replication.
- OpenStack’s secret weapon is modularity: Although somewhat late to the market for cloud computing infrastructure, OpenStack enjoys an advantage over additional cloud stacks in that it has a modular architecture, said one of the initially developers of the open-source cloud software.
- ‘Linux for cloud’ floats anti-Amazon cloud preview: How does a cloud project decipher a problem like Amazon? The once genteel etailer of toasters, books and CDs has now become a excellent example for “cloud”.
- Brian Stevens on Red Hat’s Involvement with OpenStack: Red Hat has been involved with OpenStack development for some time, and it still isn’t saying exactly what it hopes to get from OpenStack contributions, but Brian Stevens did divulge a bit in this area the company’s involvement.
- Cloudscaling desires to make OpenStack webscale: Cloud computing consultancy Cloudscaling is realigning its business around the open-source OpenStack framework, and it has a message for the world: If you want to use open-source software but operate like Amazon Web Services, we’re your man.
- CloudTweaks’ “The lighter side of the cloud” cartoons: Weekly cartoons showcasing the amusing side of cloud computing.
- Polyglot persistence at Pinterest: Redis, Membase, MySQL.
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