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Vendors continue to pick sides between CloudStack, OpenStack

Brandon Butler | Sept. 6, 2012
Earlier this year Citrix rumbled the open source cloud industry when it ditched OpenStack.

The CloudStack folks are tickled to see more vendors hopping on their bandwagon. "I think the move is a great reflection on the fact that technology leaders, like Basho, are looking to join communities that enable them to make money with real world deployments today," says Peder Ulander, vice president of product marketing for Cloud Platforms at Citrix.

Since launching CloudStack as an Apache project in April, he says more than 250 developers from more than 100 companies have contributed code, including from companies such as Sungard, GoDaddy, Softlayer, Datapipe. Even some companies that are active in the OpenStack community as well, such as Red Hat, IBM, SUSE and Cisco. As the open source cloud market continues to shake out, vendors across the cloud industry will likely continue to align themselves on either side of this debate.



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