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More F/LOSSy goodness from CloudStack


Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on my personal blog. $dayjob has been keeping me pretty busy, though it’s been a lot of fun in the process.

A number of interesting things have been going on in the CloudStack world. The biggest news has been that we recently moved all of CloudStack’s proprietary code to the GPLv3+. The things we had historically kept in proprietary include:

CloudStack has undergone a lot of change in itself. For instance, some of our users were running into performance issues when they hit several thousand physical compute nodes.  A lot of performance tuning later, we have CloudStack able to scale to managing 20,000 physical compute nodes. That’s an awfully big cloud-in-a-closet.

On a slightly related note, I am headed later today to the Mil-OSS conference in Atlanta, which should be fun, I’ve heard great things about the conference, but never had a chance to attend, so I am pretty excited.