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Clouducation: Interesting reads for August 15-19

Hello readers! Lots of interesting things happening this week in the business/cloud world: Google acquiring Motorola mobility, HP and the end of the road with their WebOS Smartphones, our very own Peder Ulander, named the most interesting man in the cloud (according to CloudCast with Joe Onisick).

Below are your “clouducation” for this week. Enjoy!

Why 2011 is the Year of open source

The tectonic shifts in technology are all enabled to critical degrees by the work and contributions of open-source communities. While companies like Apple and Microsoft make money hand-over fist with proprietary technology, they are constantly racing to stay ahead of free, open-source software- whether its Ubuntu, Android, OpenSuse or MySQL.

NEC Corporation: NEC Joins the Open Stack Community

Citrix buys – Post from Lyndia Leong, member of the Gartner blog network

“This acquisition means something pretty straightforward: Citrix is ensuring that it can deliver a full service provider stack of software that will enable providers to successfully compete against vCloud — or to have hypervisor-neutral solutions peacefully coexist, in a way that can be easily blended to meet business needs for a broad range of IaaS solutions.”


The perils of licensing to your competitors

Red Hat CEO thinks the desktop is becoming a legacy application

from Steven J. Vaughan- Nichols

"Fat client operating system (The traditional desktop) is becoming a legacy application." What he meant by that isn't that your desktop are suddently going to vaporize into puffs of smote in 2016 like from some really lame disaster movie. No, his point is that the cost of maintaining a securing operating system is growing increasingly higher."

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Kim Truong is a product-marketing manger at where she is responsible for marketing efforts including launches, marketing programs and campaigns. Prior to joining, Kim managed global campaigns marketing at Coverity and was part of the IT Security and Compliance marketing team at Symantec. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her half German Shepard and Chihuahua dog, Jack! She loves traveling, shopping, exploring new restaurants, and finding time to blog about her experiences.
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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.