It’s time to stop the open-on-open violence in cloud computing


There’s a lot of debate in the cloud computing world over which open source project will carry the day, but it’s possible that’s the wrong discussion. The balance in enterprise IT is shifting toward open source software, Citrix’s Sameer Dholakia noted at the Structure conference on Thursday, so it’s kind of foolish to argue for one open source technology against the other.

“Nobody asks … ‘Are there too many proprietary cloud solutions out there?'” Dholakia said.

However, he noted later, open source technologies — including Citrix’s own CloudStack — have failed to deliver on products that can really mirror public cloud leader Amazon Web Services in terms of usability. “The No. 1 barrier is [users’] ability to adopt,” he said.

Marten Mickos, CEO of the AWS-compatible private-cloud provider Eucalyptus Systems, agreed with the point — for everyone else’s cloud technology. “If you have too much money, you buy VMware. If you have too much time…

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