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Microsoft Azure to capture open source revenue streams

Nov 23, 2009, 12:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Savio Rodrigues)

"The larger point is if Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Google, Cisco, EMC/VMware, Oracle/Sun offer a simple and supported cloud service for running MySQL, Tomcat, JBoss, Mule or Apache HTTP instances, what reason do customers have to acquire "enterprise subscriptions" from the vendors developing these open source projects? Until now, the value of an open source "enterprise subscription" has largely been access to support and access to administration and management tooling. In the case of MySQL, the former is provided by Amazon RDS and Azure SQL as part of the per-hour service. Again in the case of MySQL, the latter is rendered unnecessary or replicated through Amazon RDS and Azure SQL tool."

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