OpenStack: The Philosophical Divide

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The open source cloud software has spawned a variety of perspectives on the best way to implement it.

The OpenStack Summit last week in Barcelona culminated with a new release of the cloud software, dubbed Newton. Although it appears to be a unified solution that everyone rallies around, the truth is more complex. During a keynote, participants of an interoperability challenge demonstrated that they can all run a common LAMP stack app. Participants included AT&T, Canonical, Cisco, DreamHost, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Linaro, Mirantis, OSIC, OVH, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE, and VMware. This looks like one happy family, right? Well, if you look closer, you'll find they have philosophical differences.

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