Chapter 5. Open Source Projects

The goal of this chapter is to provide an outline of open source projects that are related to IaaS cloud management and comment on how these can be either used in creating cloud applications or extended further.

Virtualization Projects

We start with a small selection of virtualization projects because virtualization is the foundation of cloud computing. Table 5.1 summarizes the different virtualization projects.

Table 5.1. Summary of Open Source Virtualization Projects


The following sections discuss each project in more detail.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)

KVM was introduced in the “Virtualization” section ...

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