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[News] Computing 'Clouds' Era Likely Dominated by GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Computing 'Clouds' Era Likely Dominated by GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 23:07:44 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Will the biggest clouds stay open source?

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| Everyone wants to become Google these days. In a way.
| Google runs Linux.
| A lot of enterprises, from banking to health care, are now looking to deploy 
| gigantic Internet-facing applications to customer sets numbering in the tens 
| of millions. (Government, too.)  
| The biggest and best IT system suppliers are gearing up for what they 
| call “cloud” computing. IBM floated its offering today.   



Xcerion's Internet Cloud Forms Over Google and Microsoft

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| If successful, it may be able to further erode the power Microsoft
| derives from control of the desktop, to beat Google at its
| software-as-a-service play, and to make commodity Linux boxes more
| viable as a computing platform for the masses.


IBM's Blue Cloud: The Tipping Point for Enterprise IT as Service

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| IBM's Blue Cloud, arriving in the first half of 2008, will use IBM 
| BladeCenter servers, a Linux operating system, Xen-based virtualization and 
| the company's own Tivoli management software.  


IBM to turn datacenters into 'computing cloud'

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| IBM is calling the initiative Blue Cloud, and compared its significance to 
| its decision several years ago to throw its weight behind Linux, which helped 
| the open-source OS become more widely accepted by corporations.   


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