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Red Hat Ramps Up Open Source Cloud Projects

Feb 11, 2010, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

"The cloud isn't just another word for basic application hosting on a single remote server. The cloud involves the notion of distributed assets that are highly available and scalable. It's a technical paradigm that has inspired Linux vendor Red Hat to launch new open source projects to develop novel infrastructure and applications for the cloud.

"Today during Red Hat's (NASDAQ: RHT) Open Source Cloud Computing Forum, software engineers from the company revealed a number of initiatives under development for application deployment, database scaling and storage that meet the distributed needs that cloud infrastructures demand.

"On the application platform side of the cloud, Red Hat is developing the BoxGrinder project. JBoss Fellow Bob McWhirter explained during the forum that one of the goals of BoxGrinder is to make is easy to grind out server configurations for a variety of virtualization fabrics."

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