EC2Dream Fogviz is a visual tool for building and managing cloud servers. It combines Fog, Ruby, and Chef into a tool that is particularly helpful when developing and testing Chef automation scripts. It currently supports Amazon AWS, Eucalyptus Cloud, and CloudStack including VPC, autoscaling, and the ability to list most entities., and Openstack clouds: Rackspace, HP Cloud, and CloudFoundry Open Platform.
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.
GridWay is a workload manager that performs job execution management and resource brokering on a grid consisting of distinct computing platforms managed by Globus services. It enables large- scale, reliable, and efficient sharing of computing resources managed by different Local Resource Management systems within a single organization (enterprise grid) or scattered across several administrative domains (partner or supply-chain grid).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Apache Qpid is a messaging broker that implements the latest AMQP specification, providing transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation, heterogeneous multi-platform support, and much more. It is extremely fast and aims to be 100% AMQP Compliant.
iExploder is like a fire hydrant full of bad HTML and CSS code to test the stability and security of Web browsers. It is available as a standalone Web server or CGI script. It continuously feeds browsers bad data in the hope that they will eventually crash. It is designed to run for hours, or even days until the browser crashes.