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Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s Biggest Cloud Rival: CentOS?

As Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) attempts to connect with cloud services providers (CSPs), the operating system seems to be facing surprise competition from a fierce rival. Microsoft Windows Azure? Nope. Ubuntu? Wrong again. The second coming of Unix? Not quite. Actually, the cloud OS rival could be CentOS – the free, unsupported version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here’s why.