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Linux on the Cloud: IBM, Novell & Red Hat

Mar 17, 2010, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)


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

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"Today, Mar. 16, has been filled with Linux and cloud news — which is great, I guess, if you're ready to trust your data to the cloud.

"In case you don't follow Linux as closely as I do, here's the short version: Red Hat and Novell have joined up with IBM to provide a new open cloud environment that goes by the unwieldy name Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud.

"Besides running Linux, this new cloud service comes ready for work with more software partners than you can shake a stick at. The bottom line is that I don't care what capability you want from your server farm; chances are you'll find it ready to go on IBM's new Linux-powered cloud from either IBM, who is offering its full Lotus and WebSphere lines, or from one of its ISV (independent software vendor) partners."

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