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How Many Open Source Projects Does It Take To Build A Cloud?

Apr 05, 2011, 05:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"At the upcoming Red Hat Summit event, Crenshaw noted that Red Hat engineers will be providing more details on the 65 discrete projects that help to enable the cloud.

"While open source projects are key to Red Hat's Cloud Foundations, there is also at least one effort as part of the mix that isn't yet open source. Back in November of 2010, Red Hat acquired cloud tools vendor Makara. The Makara technology enables enterprises to deploy applications to the cloud and scale up or down as demands dictate.

"'When we acquired Makara, we said it was our intention to make that technology open source and we've been moving down that path,' Crenshaw said."

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