QA with rPath Founder & CTO: "Just Use Linux"
Apr 16, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Cloer)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
" There was interesting discussion during Day 1 at the Linux
Foundation Collaboration Summit about virtualization and cloud
computing as it relates to Linux. Former Red Hat executive and
rPath Founder and CTO Erik Troan took a few minutes to share his
perspective on how Linux is supporting virtual computing
environments and cloud computing initiatives.
"rPath recently joined The Linux Foundation. Can you tell us
about how you're using Linux today to advance your business?
"Troan: Linux has always been an integral part of rPath's focus
as a company. We provide automation solutions to help deploy and
manage large numbers of Linux systems, and we're being used on
deployments in the range of 15 or 20,000 Linux servers. The success
Linux has had in scale-out infrastructures has created new
management costs that we work to reduce.
"You work with system administrators every day. How are they
using Linux to support new cloud computing initiatives at their