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
"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."