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Choosing sides in the cloud game

Aug 19, 2011, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"What's interesting to me, really, is that Canonical chose to go with Cloud Foundry, an Apache-licensed fully open source project that was launched by VMware, rather than Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS offering. OpenShift, which uses technology from Makara, a company Red Hat bought late last year, is not fully open source yet, so that may have something to do with it.

"Cloud Foundry, while open and community driven, is also a way to position VMware against Red Hat's cloud offerings. The competition between VMware and Red Hat has become a fierce rivalry in this tech sector. I initially had some skepticism about Cloud Foundry, but thus far, the project's commitment to open source seems solid"

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