The Linux Foundation welcomes three new cloud vendors
The Linux Foundation has announced that Eucalyptus Systems, Nebula and Virtual Bridges are to become its latest members. In the announcement, Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation, said: "The enterprise IT environment is growing more complex and Linux is helping users and vendors innovate within it. We are excited to collaborate with these companies to advance that work."
Eucalyptus Systems' flagship software is "Eucalyptus IaaS" (Infrastructure as a Service), which allows for high-level private cloud deployment on Linux servers. The company is also known for its relationship with Canonical; together they developed the UED (Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud). Former MySQL AB CEO and current Eucalyptus Systems CEO Marten Mickos said: "As pioneers of infrastructure-as-a-service software, Eucalyptus' membership in The Linux Foundation will keep us close to technology development that is vital for the advancement of new innovations in cloud computing."
New start-up Nebula has been developing open hardware and software to enable the deployment of large cloud networks. "Nebula is proud to join The Linux Foundation", said Chris C. Kemp, CEO of Nebula. "It is Nebula's goal to ensure that Linux remains the best OS for cloud computing by contributing code and thought leadership in the Linux and cloud ecosystems."
The third and final organisation to join is Virtual Bridges, a virtual computing specialist. The company develops VERDE, a desktop virtualisation tool for users and administrators. CEO Jim Curtin stated "We are looking forward to collaborating on maximizing Linux’s role within this new environment."
The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the task of promoting the growth of Linux. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is sponsored by the foundation.
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