eBay (EBAY) is reportedly providing a big vote of confidence for the OpenStack cloud...

|About: eBay Inc. (EBAY)|By:, SA News Editor

eBay (EBAY) is reportedly providing a big vote of confidence for the OpenStack cloud infrastructure platform: an OpenStack Foundation board member tells BI PayPal and eBay plan to remove VMware's (VMW -2%) software from 80K servers in favor of OpenStack-based solutions. The fact OpenStack can lower license fees thanks to its use of open-source software could be a motivating factor. VMware has been aggressively promoting its vCloud Suite as an alternative to OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft's Azure.