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Cloud Computing to Fuel Open Source Explosion

Dec 08, 2008, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Heath)

"Berquist said the cloud computing model--of companies' serving applications over the Internet--requires vendors to spend large amounts of cash buying and maintaining servers, telecoms infrastructure and software such as operating systems, Web, application and database servers to support their software as a service (SaaS) operation.

"He added because SaaS vendors needed to invest in more hardware and software than traditional software vendors--where applications are sold to customers to install on their own machines--there was a greater drive towards using open source operating systems, Web, application and database servers, as opposed to more expensive commercial alternatives."

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