10 Hot Open-Source Cloud Computing Plays


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Nimbus

Nimbus offers a set of open-source tools to provide an Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud solution. Currently in version 2.3, Nimbus' offerings let users lease remote resources by deploying virtual machines on those resources and configuring them to represent an environment desired by the user.

Nimbus' toolkit lets users turn clusters into an IaaS cloud and features interfaces for Amazon EC2 WSDLs and Grid community WSRF and implementations based on Xen hypervisor. It can be configured to use familiar schedulers like PBS or SGE to schedule virtual machines; it launches self-configuring virtual clusters with one click; and it defines an extensible architecture that lets users customize software based on the project's needs.



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