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RH to Host in EC2--Does it Blend?^W^W^W Is It Open?

Nov 09, 2007, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Luis Villa)

"So Red Hat is going to sell hosted servers in EC2. With my recent focus, this prompts an obvious question.

"Given that EC2 is basically hosted Xen (a defacto open standard), so that you can apparently fairly trivially move a VM from your machine to EC2 to some other Xen-running server, and that you can apparently access (both upload and download) your VMs trivially via a robust API, does that make EC2 an open service...?"

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