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Is Cloud Foundry something we need?

Apr 15, 2011, 01:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"But let's not kid ourselves here. VMware's offering to the community, while interesting and useful, is still just another attempt to circumvent developer and vendor interest in Red Hat's cloud offerings. The competition between VMWare and Red Hat has become a fierce rivalry in this tech sector. Industry watchers know this, and every once in a while someone at either company slips their smiles about cooperation and lets their true feelings show.

"Part of the heat from this rivalry comes from VMware's resentment at Red Hat's playing in their sandbox. I'm reasonably sure VMware would have preferred that virtual datacenters and VDI would have stayed useful in the enterprise longer, rather than the cloud leapfrogging such technologies and making them almost obsolete. And then to have an operating system company roll in and provide an end-to-end cloud stack? Unthinkable."

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