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[7 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Managing the Cloud with Libcloud | ]

Apache Libcloud is an open-source client library that abstracts away differences among multiple cloud provider APIs, exposing common functionality in a nice, clean and concise API. The current version allows users to manage four different cloud resources: Cloud Servers (services such as Amazon EC2 and Rackspace), Cloud Storage, Load Balancers as a Service and DNS as a Service.

[13 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on OpenStack Foundation Requires Further Definition | ]

As OpenStack is supposed to be the universal cloud platform of the future, this article discusses the current status of its foundation and its strong relationship with Rackspace.

[4 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on VM to Cloud Calculator | ]

What will it cost to run your Virtual Machines in the Cloud? The Solarwinds VM to Cloud Calculator does an inventory of your server, then provides a detailed report at what your VMs would cost to run on Amazon EC2, Windows Azure, and Rackspace Cloud servers.

[27 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Measuring and Comparing the Performance of 5 Cloud Platforms | ]

Bitcurrent and Webmetrics have run a number of tests for a month on 5 different cloud platforms – Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, and Terremark -, attempting to measure the performance of each platform. One of their conclusions is that each platform works better for different application types.