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QA with rPath Founder & CTO: "Just Use Linux"

Apr 16, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Cloer)

" There was interesting discussion during Day 1 at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit about virtualization and cloud computing as it relates to Linux. Former Red Hat executive and rPath Founder and CTO Erik Troan took a few minutes to share his perspective on how Linux is supporting virtual computing environments and cloud computing initiatives.

"rPath recently joined The Linux Foundation. Can you tell us about how you're using Linux today to advance your business?

"Troan: Linux has always been an integral part of rPath's focus as a company. We provide automation solutions to help deploy and manage large numbers of Linux systems, and we're being used on deployments in the range of 15 or 20,000 Linux servers. The success Linux has had in scale-out infrastructures has created new management costs that we work to reduce.

"You work with system administrators every day. How are they using Linux to support new cloud computing initiatives at their companies?"

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