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To the Clouds with Linux -- But Who Controls It?

Nov 24, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Imagine a world where you can develop software unconstrained by the normal rules of software, which requires a local installation. CPU, memory, security...each of these issues are now someone else's problem.

"Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, Linux is part of an evolution in computing that is giving new meaning to the term "network computing" as we know it.

"Google – The Web services model

"Google is by no means first or even the best within the cloud services arena. Yet Google's efforts with web-based applications has paved the way for others, providing a model in how it attracts developers to use cloud computing as a Linux development platform.

"Google demonstrates this by promoting their Web apps with proper marketing, and its effort (along with that of many other cloud providers) shows that enterprise users are more than willing to deploy the cloud."

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