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Linux Vendors Push For Open-Source In Hybrid Datacenter Clouds 30

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from the works-better-than-pushing-fresh-mangoes dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes "Linux vendors Red Hat and SUSE are pushing to make sure Linux-based virtual machines are an important part of datacenter-based hybrid clouds. The two are taking significantly different tacks toward the same destination, however. SUSE is using the visibility and cloud hype of VMware by extending its partnership with the virtualization provider to promote its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware as an alternative operating system for virtual machines running on VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service. Red Hat is happy to include VMware in its plans, but isn't limiting itself either to VMware-based clouds or, in fact, the idea that a Linux vendor has to tag along with a cloud- or virtualization developer to find its place in mixed infrastructures. 'We do not buy into the premise that a private or a hybrid platform based on one vendor's technologies and products is the answer,' wrote Bryan Che, general manager of Red Hat's Cloud Business Unit. More than 25 percent of customers want clouds or datacenter infrastructures using virtualization products from more than one vendor, according to a buyers' guide published in August by market researcher IDC."
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Linux Vendors Push For Open-Source In Hybrid Datacenter Clouds

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  • by SpaceLifeForm (228190) on Tuesday August 27, 2013 @08:14PM (#44692223)
    Until the NSA problem is cleared up, the cloud stuff is just drifting.
  • better title (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Gravis Zero (934156) on Tuesday August 27, 2013 @08:15PM (#44692241)

    Vendors Push For Own Products In Market

    let's be clear, this isnt about open source at all. this is about businesses wanting a piece of the monetary pie. take your "it's about open source" pretense and shove it in your cloud.

    • by globz (2832793)
      I agree but at least we get an alternative and open source will always be the better choice in my book. In the end its all about money and the "cloud" will do just that, bring more money.
      • open source will always be the better choice in my book.

        you must have blacked out the old days of GIMP. ;)

        • by dargaud (518470)

          you must have blacked out the old days of GIMP. ;)

          You mean right now ? Just when I finally more or less got used to Gimp after years of trying, they removed the ability to save any file besides native ocx format. You have to use export every single time you want to save as jpg (even for multiple saves without closing), and it doesn't use the directory of the opened file. And it tells you that the file isn't saved when you try and close it. 10 clicks instead of two. It's been driving me insane for the last few months.

    • "this isnt about open source at all"

      I see and from what corner of the multiverse do you come from, where Red Hat aren't allowed to make money out of the Cloud?
      • "this isnt about open source at all"

        I see and from what corner of the multiverse do you come from, where Red Hat aren't allowed to make money out of the Cloud?

        i was commenting on the title being a pretense for the article being about open source when it's clearly just about business. the open source component to this article is merely coincidental.

  • Is it me that is not very well awoken this morning, or is this summary just a pile of buzzword without actual news?
    • by AHuxley (892839)
      Well some past very public outages have made people understand what some cloud products can do at a set price point.
      They stop working and the person setting the site up is blamed for not spending every more cash and not understanding that cloud can be just one site with extra bandwidth in the fine print.
      Costumers could have talked to any traditional provider and got some real options with more than one "location" been on offer at a price point but where thinking the 'cloud' was that product by default.
      Yo
  • That's the most Pointy-Haired Boss phrase EVER.
    • by Virtucon (127420)

      Don't worry Deloitte, Accenture or Booze Allen will come up with a better name.

      FHUDCloud?

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