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In particular, alternatives that:

  1. Do NOT use VMs
  2. Provide small host OS image size

(in reply to Steven Xu's comment)

Ubuntu Private Cloud features:

  1. Linux based
  2. Provides web administration
  3. (AFAIK) Free
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Are you sure this is programming related? –  user26868 Nov 21 '10 at 20:43
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Could you specify what aspects/features of the Ubuntu Private Cloud you'd like to find elsewhere? I ask because what I identify as the primary usefulness of the Cloud, location-agnostic access to a private set of files, certainly requires a host (which will either be a VM or a dedicated physical server). Perhaps your situation is different and you're looking for particular things. If you narrow them down, I'm sure folks would be better able to help you out! –  Steven Xu Nov 21 '10 at 21:05
    
so, you don't want to manage VM's. what do you want? –  Javier Nov 22 '10 at 2:03

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1) Do NOT use VMs

How about a TV that doesn't show images, or a plane that doesn't fly?

Clouds are about nothing BUT VMs - anything else is called "a bunch of ill-used hardware".

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That's your opinion. I want servers to boot from network with a special linux image which allow processes to be uploaded and executed. No need for VM. –  Gatis Jan 23 '11 at 13:36

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