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Two Tech Pundits Weigh in on OpenStack's Cloud Stature

A couple of tech industry heavyweights have just made some interesting comments about the OpenStack cloud computing platform, which happens to be backed by a large cadre of, well, industry heavyweights. Former Microsoftie and noted tech blogger Robert Scoble put up a Google+ post saying that OpenStack would be sidetracked by any attempt to build in API compatibility with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Meanwhile, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said that his company's strategy is to "support OpenStack" despite the fact that the platform is "immature." 

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Mazda Selects RackSpace - A Customer Profile

Mazda North American Operations CIO explains why RackSpace was chosen as cloud services provider.

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Cloud and On-Premises Applications Can Co-Exist

In next-generation integration, it shouldn't matter where applications and data come from, a new Forrester report states.

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Could OpenStack Benefit from the Power of One?

Is the market becoming flooded with too many OpenStack distributions and services? Is there a risk of too much fragmentation with such a new and important open platform? That's a question I considered in a recent post called "In Five Years, Expect Far Fewer OpenStack Service Providers." 

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Microsoft Cozies Up to Linux Via Virtualization

As Linux becomes more firmly entrenched in businesses, and as cloud computing advancesl, Linux is becoming a significant factor in many cloud deployments.  As we noted here several times last year, Microsoft has steadily been reaching out to Linux with its Azure cloud platform. Months ago, the company announced plans to host Linux in virtual machines with Azure. Now, a new blog post confirms that with the release of Windows Server 2012 "Blue" (Windows Server 2012 R2), Microsoft will add features for users running Linux on Hyper-V in Windows Server. 

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