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OpenLogic Backs Linux On Windows Azure With SLA 46

MikeatWired writes "OpenLogic announced on Thursday that it will provide CentOS Linux — and service-level agreement (SLA) support — through Microsoft's new Windows Azure gallery. Yesterday, Microsoft announced support for Linux instances on its cloud service, among other cloud news, in what Wired Enterprise's Cade Metz dubbed an Amazonian facelift. OpenLogic's Steven Grandchamp writes in a blog post that for 'enterprise developers and IT folks who are multi-source and multi-platform, today's announcement is good news. The Windows and Linux worlds take one step towards each other.' However, Grandchamp notes that despite Microsoft 'maturing its views on open source' with 'significant work' with Node.js, Hadoop, and Samba, the open source community 'will meet [Linux on Azure] with overall wariness and skepticism.' 'Some will view this with hope and a positive step; others will continue to be cynical,' he writes. 'For me, it's part of a larger overall process that continues to signal open source coming of age. What major vendor doesn't have an open source story now? It's such an ingrained part of development, from legacy to mobile to cloud, that we can't live without and we are figuring out how to love living with it.'"
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OpenLogic Backs Linux On Windows Azure With SLA

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  • What an idiot (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 07, 2012 @06:49PM (#40250909)

    Open source isn't just now coming of age, and we're not figuring out how to love "living with it". Open source came of age in the 90's, and we've been loving it, not merely living with it ever sense. "We" being people that actually get it. It's people like yourself and Microsoft who are finally understanding its power and coming to a new age in your own evolution, one that can acknowledge how much better this model is than your own. It's sink or swim time for you guys at this point: embrace open source or continue dying a slow death.

  • by hackus ( 159037 ) on Thursday June 07, 2012 @07:06PM (#40251037) Homepage

    Let me get this straight.

    You're going to take and scale, a per license based hypervisor, that is admitted to be fairly immature, commercial product with poor scaling abilities and couple it with LINUX GPL licensed based guests which, you can throw away all of the benefits of open engineering, all of the GPL based engineering which is far superior to anything corporation has ever concieved, on a scale that no corporation can match which is the LINUX open source GPL kernel. ...running the largest computing machines ever concieved of by man so far..._ALL_ of them run LINUX.


    Is there something I am missing here?

    Next thing you are going to tell me is that central banking histroically has been a major win for all countries that ever adopted it resulting in extremly stable currencies and fair trade for all. ;-)

    Didn't Einstein say that the definition of insanity is trying something over and over and over again, that has a logical single outcome, yet somehow something different is expected?

    So why would we try to scale commercial software when it doesn't work in the private sector, on a cloud and simply just use LINUX?

    I personal response is that obviously, these commercial Azure cloud companies must be INSANE.


    PS: Central Banking is insane too, always destroys civilizations but they keep doing it saying..."Oh, but _THIS_ _TIME_ it will be different."

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom. -- Parkinson