In Pictures: 10 open source projects that power the Cloud

With recent negative reports from Gartner and Zenoss, it seems “dump on open source Cloud” season is open. For those quick to point the finger at some of these technologies that may not have the market share some expect, it would be good to remember that without open source, it would be difficult to have a Cloud at all.

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Hypervisor/Virtualization- Xen

One of the first virtualization choices, Xen was bought by Citrix for billions without any real revenue to speak of. Citrix subsequently developed a commercial version (Xen Enterprise), but the original open source version still powers some of the biggest public clouds out there.

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