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Dell Launches OpenStack Cloud Platform Solution

Jul 28, 2011, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])

""Dell has taken the core open source code, and we've wrapped around that a piece of technology that we developed called Crowbar, which is an installation tool," Igoe said.

Igoe noted Dell built crowbar because it saw a real need for an installer technology. As to why it is making crowbar available as open source, instead of keeping it as a proprietary competitive advantage, Igoe said it as an issue of credibility.

"My experience in open source is that if you don't contribute code, you're credibility is not at the same level as those that do contribute code," Igoe said.

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