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

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.

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  • lanettedonovan1
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    No doubt that eBay and others will use Open Stack as it is low cost open source. However, RAX gets no fees or sales from such adoption. RAX benefits only if an Ebay uses RAX for its services which it does not have to in order to benefit from Open Stack.
    25 Mar 2013, 01:06 PM Reply Like
  • cloudadmin
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    stupid decision to move away from a market leader .


    stability is being compromised
    26 Mar 2013, 02:28 AM Reply Like
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