Cloud Service Orchestration Platforms Today

March 21, 2013

If there are two areas even the most fledgling enterprise developer should keep an eye on, they are open source and cloud service. If you combine the two, they converge into a supercharged cloud service orchestration (CSO) platform, and many users are turning that way for their enterprise needs. Sys-Con Media weighs in with their story, “Cloud and Open Source Draw Big Wagers.”

The article states:

“At this moment in time, the leading CSO platform is OpenStack. Dozens of vendors and cloud service providers (CSPs) have piled on this effort, from Rackspace to HP to Dell, and most recently, IBM has announced that they’re going all in as well. Fizzy to be sure, but all Coke, no Mentos. Then there are CloudStack, Eucalyptus, and a few other OpenStack competitors. With all the momentum of OpenStack, it might seem that these open source alternatives are little more than also-rans, doomed to drop further and further behind the burgeoning leader. But there’s more to this story.”

What’s more to the story is that the cloud has yet to be completed vetted and many customers are looking for safer solutions. One that comes to mind is a solution like LucidWorks Search, which can be launched on-site, in the cloud, or as a hybrid. For those who need to ease into the full cloud option, the hybrid functionality adds peace of mind. But for those who are ready to take the plunge, LucidWorks offers distributions through the trusted marketplaces of Microsoft Windows Azure or Amazon EC2.

Emily Rae Aldridge, March 21, 2013

Sponsored by, developer of Beyond Search


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