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Open Source Cloud Projects to Watch

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We often have our heads down looking at the projects we regularly work on (Apache CloudStack and Xen Project) and don't always pay attention to the other cool things going on in the open source world. So once and a while it's good to poke your head up olut of the clouds and take a look at some of the awesome projects being developed in the open source community. These projects are very promising and especially usefully for cloud comptuing.  

Hybrid Cloud => Segregated Workloads

I am not convinced of the hybrid cloud scenario as espoused by many cloud pundits. I think it's more theoretical then the common place. What I do think happens is that organizations are using the public cloud and private cloud simultaneously with different applications in each and will continue to do so. That's why I like some of these tools that help users manage mutliple clouds (hopefully one of them will be Apache CloudStack ;) from a single tool. 


Scalr InterfaceOne of my favorite projects is Scalr which gives users an easy-to-use menu-driven interface (See screenshot to the right) that enables them to deploy applications on multiple clouds. I have seen Scalr in use on a number of CloudStack clouds as well as being used to manage Amazon Web Services. Their template system makes cloud deployments a point-and-click proposition. 


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build-a-cloud-dayAs we get ready for a trio of Build a Cloud Days, I thought it’d be helpful to post some pre-event interviews with some of the speakers who are going to be appearing at one or more of the events. First up, Sebastian Stadil of Scalr.

Sebastian will be speaking on September 26th at the Build a Cloud Day (BACD) ahead of PuppetConf, and on October 1st ahead of the Build a Cloud Day before CloudCon Expo. Seats are still available for each event, but sign up early!

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your background, and your current job?

Sebastian Stadil: I’m the founder of Scalr, which is open source cloud management software. While Scalr started off as a project alone, it has since grown into a 20-person, profitable startup, of which I am now the CEO.

Q: What will you be speaking about at Build a Cloud Day?

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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.