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Netflix Promises To Make Its Open Source Cloud Management Tools More Portable

Feb 07, 2013, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Several years ago, Netflix standardized its cloud architecture on AWS, which Cloud Architect Adrian Cockcroft says the company sees as providing “undifferentiated heavy lifting” for the services that it wishes to run on top of the cloud. In addition, Netflix has built a series of tools to do smart light lifting, and has over the years been adding new tools as new AWS features appear.

But what works for Netflix doesn’t always work perfectly for other companies. The company is trying to change that, as it attempts to make its open source tools easier to use and more applicable to other services that might not be built around the personalized recommendations or the distribution of media online.

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