In This Chapter:
• Midsize Cloud Computing Vendors
• Sun Cloud
• Cloud Computing Integrated Applications
• Cloud Computing and Open Source
• Alternatives to Cloud Computing
• Business Focus
In the previous chapter, we discussed the cloud computing features of several major vendors. This chapter focuses on the feature sets of several smaller cloud computing vendors, various open source products for cloud computing, and grid-based alternatives to cloud computing products.
We’ll start by looking at a variety of cloud computing products, each with a short description and a URL where you can find additional details.
Next,we’ll discuss the Apache Hadoop open source project, which can handle very large volumes of data and supports ...