George is a social media guru of sorts, blogging and posting videos on a range of cloud and open source topics while working at Sun Microsystems and now Dell. Check his blog and you'll find a boatload of background material about OpenStack Compute. His latest coverage includes:
- A conversation with OpenStack Compute's chief architect, Rackspace's Rick Clark -- who previously worked at Canonical (promoter of Ubuntu Linux).
- A discussion with Will Reese, who describes the first code for the OpenStack storage effort, known as Open Storage.
- The actual Rackspace and NASA news announcement, including a discussion with Rackspace Cloud President Lew Moorman.
- Perspectives from NASA's Josh McKenty.
There's a separate story thread here, too. It involves vendor employees leading a news cycle. In this case, George was ahead of the pack with OpenStack Compute-related information. And his efforts weren't Dell-centric. Instead, his videos post the spotlight on key third-party OpenStack players.
That's why The VAR Guy has been reading George's blog since... well, since The VAR Guy's own blog launched.
Of course, The VAR Guy has plenty of questions about OpenStack Compute. Will additional hosting providers sign on? What do Red Hat, Novell and other large open source companies think about the effort? Where do virtualization companies fit in? Oh, and what about channel partners?
More thoughts soon...
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