You may not have heard of it, but an open source computing platform now has some legitimacy that only months ago was dreamed of.
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Not only is Cisco Systems Inc., HP, Dell, Red Hat and other big names behind it, but also VMware
. But its inclusion hasn't been without controversy. Brandon Butler also reports in a separate story
that at least one board member isn't sure that's a good idea: Most organizations are interested in OpenStack
as an alternative to VMware, the board member said.
On the other hand, an industry analyst argues that VMware's presence gives legitimacy to the effort. Read both pieces and you be the judge.