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Cloud Computing Needs To Embrace the Linux Model, Says Rackspace CTO 42

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Nerval's Lobster writes "Companies are rushing to lock customer data into their specific walled gardens, Rackspace CTO John Engates argued in an interview after a Cloud Expo keynote in Silicon Valley. That makes it more important than ever to ensure that the cloud undergirding all the various functions of daily life remains open. 'These companies have grown up in the era of enterprise software and they're addicted to enterprise software margins, magnitudes more profitable than what we make as a hosting company,' he said. 'Now you have software companies embracing cloud computing and taking the same enterprise-software playbook they've had for years and trying to run it in the cloud.' Ultimately, he added, cloud computing needs to adopt the Linux model. 'Linux opened it up and gave you vendor choice, with numerous vendors bringing their own strengths to the table.'"
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Cloud Computing Needs To Embrace the Linux Model, Says Rackspace CTO

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  • Re:Linux model? (Score:4, Informative)

    by ackthpt (218170) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @06:27PM (#41900499) Homepage Journal

    I guess some people have a problem with their computing history. Oh well, I don't expect much anymore.

    He's refering to Bob J. Linux, not that operating system developed by the Torvalds bloke. It means security through obscurity, obfuscation, cruft, API's not being closely adhered to, code bloat, empire building, gaping security holes, finger pointing, denial of overwhelming evidence, fat bonuses for executives based upon their ability to get it without actually adding anything to the product or company, outsourcing to Elbonia and ultimately winning marketshare with bikini models in your advertising.

    Works everytime.

  • by HPHatecraft (2748003) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @06:54PM (#41900891)

    Ultimately, he added, cloud computing needs to adopt the Linux model.

    Translation: "Please, please, please don't use EC2. Oh yeah, and Amazon beats its wife."

  • Re:"Linux Model" (Score:4, Informative)

    by icebraining (1313345) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @07:02PM (#41900963) Homepage

    The Dropbox share is part of the file system. They don't mount a virtual fs or anything, they just create a directory and sync the files in and to it when anything changes.

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