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Linux Vendors Head to the Cloud in Search of Cash

Jul 03, 2009, 02:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is launching a new cloud certification program, while Canonical, the lead commercial vendor behind Ubuntu Linux, is launching paid support services for its cloud offerings.

"Both efforts have the potential to help the Linux vendors generate revenues from the cloud as enterprise adoption of cloud technologies mount.

"For Red Hat, the company has been offering Linux on Amazon EC2 for over a year, in an offering that had been classified as being in beta testing. With the new Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider programs, Red Hat has now certified its Amazon cloud service, which enables a number of key improvements, according to Mike Evans, vice president of corporate development at Red Hat."

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