Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 22:03 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet & Networking "Microsoft today announced that it has partnered with to provide integration and support of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to the OpenStack project, an open source cloud computing platform. The addition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V provides organizations and service providers running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure with greater flexibility when using OpenStack."
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good times
by poundsmack on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 22:42 UTC
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I am really glad that microsoft is making a real effort to embrace open sourse projects as well as their own stuff. PHP, wordpress, OpenStack, etc...

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RE: good times
by vodoomoth on Mon 25th Oct 2010 14:35 UTC in reply to "good times"
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Same here. Maybe the influence of some new comers to the internal power ring starts to pay off. Hopefully, this will lead to better products for users, with MS focusing on what they do best or should have done better instead of spreading forces (so to speak).

Unless MS have a well hidden agenda, I can only see this as a benefit for users.

btw, my head started spinning at the number of times I read "open", "mix", "non-Windows" and "Linux" in the article. MS actually acknowledges that a certain part of the computing world is not MS-centric AND is willing to provide "architectural and technical guidance"... this is not small.

“Support for Windows Server Hyper-V on OpenStack reinforces Microsoft’s commitment to delivering choice and flexibility to customers in the cloud,” said Ted MacLean, general manager for the Open Solutions Group at Microsoft.

There is even an Open Solutions Group at MS... I need to start changing the way I view that company, although I'll never forgive them for Vista.

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RE[2]: good times
by poundsmack on Mon 25th Oct 2010 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE: good times"
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"...although I'll never forgive them for Vista."

That's ok, no one else will either.... ;)

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