Date Added: May 2010
Cloud computing is an attractive computing model since it allows for resources to be provisioned according on a demand basis, i.e., cloud users can rent resources as they become necessary. This model motivated several academic and non-academic institutions to develop open-source cloud solutions. This paper presents and discusses the state-of-the of open-source solutions for cloud computing. The authors hope that the observation and classification of such solutions can leverage the cloud computing research area providing a good starting point to cope with some of the problems present in cloud computing environments.