So before i begin i should tell you i removed around 5-6 shit creators/cloud pundits from my twitter feed.
They were making my timeline into a rotton/shitty/cloudy junkyard.
I will begin now:–
So the distro troll was already around and alas there came this cloud commentary full of shit.
So we have 3 camps AWS(Eucalyptus/Cloudstack), Openstack(HP cloud/Dell/others and proprietary(Vmware/MSFT, others)
The AWS camp folks claim that they use de-facto cloud standard and API. Since they are dependent on mercy of the mighty AWS which has its on closed API, still they call them self truly open. Seems like everyone has made its own definition of “Open” these days. Fare enough they need to earn and remain in market so not an issue and therefore community manager can change roles at times to PR if needed. I meant he/she can praise AWS API more than his own product. I am sure people still love and will keep using them if instead of mentioning failures of there competitors they will spend more time explaining awesome features about there product. I am saying this because i have seen some of them at conferences bitching more about there competitors than explaining about there product. You can`t build your castle throwing stone on others mansion.
I been contributing to Openstack since cactus came out. I must admit i was too frustrated and i had same notion like others :- Does this work ? Is it another failed sandwiched project? I used to laugh at times what am i getting out of it. I am happy to admit am still playing with openstack and have filed bugs, wrote documentation, helped others at IRC. I have a new life and am happy/proud at same time. Essex release is the answer i got. Yes, everything works. And yes Openstack is matured biggest example is HP announcement of its public cloud on top of Openstack. 155+ enterprise with Openstack are not fools, they know how awesomely they can make there own pie out of it.
But at same time Openstack talks about 100% opensource API. I love it and that is one main reason am in love with it. But at same time it will really matter to those who care about it(openess/freedom)
In india i say cloud and student tells me Amazon(AWS). Is he really aware about the API amazon uses? He wants to see the power of cloud and he is having it.
You really want to tell everyone about the open source API please reach to the masses University/Colleges.
About proprietary vendors :-
They are having good laugh with the AWS camp and Openstack camp everyday news.
I laugh when i see people comparing Openstack with Eucalyptus or Cloudstack. Its not the fight between Openstack Vs Eucalyptus or Cloudstack but between the derivatives of Openstack Vs Eucalyptus or Cloudstack
“if you don’t want to use Eucalyputs, don’t use it. You don’t want to use OpenStack based cloud, use something else. At the end of the day, its about succeeding with a private/public cloud platform. We should be celebrating the successes of each cloud – not throwing bricks at each other.Let the competition be determined by what users want, not talking crap about other products. Besides, there is plenty of space in the Clouds..