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