re: Oracle To Buy OpenStack Fan Nimbula
Although founded by some of the same people who created EC2 at Amazon, Nimbula wasn't getting any traction in the market despite their pedigree and having Nimbula Director available for a couple of years. Bolting Nimbula Director to OpenStack was probably a long shot at saving this particular cloudstack from oblivion. The EC2 compatibility mojo in private and hybrid clouds seems to be with Eucalyptus, which signed an agreement with AWS for API support last year. I agree with Mr. Babcock that Oracle may just keep Nimbula on the shelf until it can figure out what to do with it. Oracle did something similar three years ago when they bought Virtual Iron. Virtual Iron was a server virtualization management platform based on Xen. Oracle basically consumed the technology in-house after pulling the plug on Virtual Iron's partner network and their customers.