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Red Hat Official Responds to Criticism of OpenStack

Last week, I covered a debate that continues to swirl over whether OpenStack has emerged as a successful cloud computing platform in terms of actual deployments, or whether it is overhyped and immature. The post was prompted when Gartner Research Director Allessandro Perilli came out with an essay that paints a very gloomy picture of actual OpenStack deployments.  Now, officials from Red Hat and other organizations are publicly discussusing Perilli's comments. 

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Red Hat's New RHEL and its Cloud Computing Strategy Move Forward Together

Red Hat has been making all kinds of noise around its OpenStack cloud computing plans, and has said that its revenues will get a boost next year from OpenStack services, but let's not forget that the company's guaranteed door into many enteprises is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). 

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ShapeBlue Offering Commercial Support for Apache CloudStack

It's been nearly two years since Citrix contributed its CloudStack open source cloud computing platform to the Apache Software Foundation, a move that gave the platform a leg up in the competitive open source cloud computing race. And, CloudStack continues to gain rapid adoption with large scale deployments around the world. In October, Apache announced the arrival of version 4.2 online, as we covered here.  Now, ShapeBlue, a leading independent global CloudStack integrator, has announced the availability of 24x7 commercial support for Apache CloudStack. 

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Not Everyone Believes That OpenStack Has Succeeded

Debate continues to swirl over whether OpenStack has emerged as a successful cloud computing platform in terms of actual deployments, or whether it is overhyped and immature.  

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Amazon Web Services Worth $50 Billion By 2015, And That May Be Too Low

For a company that charges so little for its products and services, Amazon sure is worth a lot. Nowhere is this more true than in its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business unit. Despite dropping prices dozens of times over the past few years, one analyst is now projecting the value of the AWS business to top $50 billion by 2015, driven by success in its marketplace. 

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