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Red Hat: Cloud won't drive open-source adoption

Mar 11, 2009, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Victoria Ho)

"In an interview with ZDNet Asia, Frank Feldmann, senior product manager at Red Hat Asia-Pacific and Japan, said the industry push to get on the cloud will be a boon to open standards as businesses look more closely at interoperability issues.

"To consume different applications on different platforms-as-a-service (PaaS), companies will need to be mindful of interoperability so each application will be able to work with the rest in their enterprise stack, Feldmann explained.

"However, he noted that this focus on open standards does not necessarily mean companies will be fully reliant on open-source software, because a mature developer community may not exist for certain niche applications."

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