Puppet lets you centrally manage every important aspect of your system using a cross-platform specification language that manages all the separate elements normally aggregated in different files, including users, cron jobs, and hosts, along with obviously discrete elements like packages, services, and files. Its simple declarative specification language provides powerful classing abilities for drawing out the similarities between hosts while allowing them to be as specific as necessary, and it handles dependency and prerequisite relationships between objects clearly and explicitly.
Zorba is a general-purpose XQuery processor implementing in C++ the W3C family of specifications. It is not an XML database. The query processor has been designed to be embeddable in a variety of environments, such as other programming languages extended with XML processing capabilities, browsers, database servers, XML message dispatchers, or smartphones. Its architecture employes a modular design, which allows customizing the Zorba query processor to the environment’s needs. In particular, the architecture of the query processor allows a pluggable XML store (e.g. main memory, DOM stores, persistent disk-based large stores, and S3 stores).
The Marionette Collective (mcollective) is a framework to build server orchestration or parallel job execution systems. It uses modern technologies and concepts that make it ideal for large and cloud-based infrastructures. It's specifically geared towards systems administration tasks, but can be seen as a generic framework too.
BitNami Cloud Tools packages together Amazon Web Services tools with preconfigured Java and Ruby language runtimes to work out of the box. It is a self-contained, easy to use distribution with one goal in mind: to make it simple to get started using AWS services from the command line.
BitNami RubyStack provides a fast, easy way to develop and deploy Ruby on Rails applications. It includes Ruby, Subversion, MySQL, SQLite, ImageMagick, and several Ruby Gems, and will optionally install Apache 2.2 with rewrite and proxy support. It supports Windows, Linux, and OS X, so you can share the same Rails environment on multiple platforms.
BitNami JRubyStack provides a fast, easy way to develop and deploy Ruby on Rails applications on a Java runtime using JRuby. It includes JRuby, Rails, Java, Tomcat, the GlassFish gem, MySQL, and Subversion. It supports Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, so you can share the same Rails environment on multiple platforms.
OpenNebula is a toolkit to easily build any type of cloud: private, public, and hybrid. OpenNebula has been designed to be integrated with any networking and storage solution and so to fit into any existing data center. OpenNebula orchestrates storage, network, and virtualization technologies to enable the dynamic placement of multi-tier services (groups of interconnected virtual machines) on distributed infrastructures, combining both data center resources and remote cloud resources, according to allocation policies.
CTL is a cross-platform control dispatching tool that makes it easy to automate any kind of distributed systems management or application provisioning task. Rather than writing complex and error-prone scripts that over utilize "for loops", CTL handles the network dispatching for you and allows you to focus on the actual management tasks you need to accomplish. In addition to being a dispatching tool, CTL comes with pre-built cross-platform utilities so you don't have to script actions like file distribution or process and port checking. You can also write your own custom utilities and share them with others in your organization. Custom utilities are defined in XML, and your scripting can be done in multiple scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc.), *nix shell, Windows batch, and/or Ant.
BitNami Tracks Stack is an all-in-one cross-platform installer for Tracks, a Web-based application to help you implement David Allen's Getting Things Done methodology. It installs Tracks, Ruby On Rails, and everything else necessary to have a running program in minutes. It works on Windows, Linux, and OS X.