Ubuntu is moving away from the open source Eucalyptus platform in favor of OpenStack.
I’m not surprised.
OpenStack is now only a tech preview in Natty 11.04, but the massive momentum behind OpenStack is undeniable. OpenStack has a large ecosystem of over 50 contributing members including NASA, Rackspace, Dell, Cisco, Brocade and Canonical In its short life – the project is less than a year old – OpenStack has become a new Eclipse, an open working group for an open cloud.
Then there is Eucalyptus. Single vendor (hello Marten Mickos!) and with a narrow ecosystem of contributions.
Ubuntu was the company that first raised the profile of Eucalyptus by making it the foundation of the Ubuntu Enterprise cloud. Ubuntu will be the company that helps kill Eucalyptus by moving away from it.