Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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Will open source IaaS platforms ever challenge Amazon, Microsoft, Google?

Will open source IaaS platforms ever challenge Amazon, Microsoft, Google?

Increasing popularity of open source cloud infrastructure platforms such as Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, Nimbus, Xen Cloud Platform and OpenQRM has raised hopes that open source can establish a stonghold in the IaaS platform space.Still, some open source advocates maintain that Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Rackspace will continue to control and build out a proprietary public cloud infrastructure until the open source community collaborates more closely.

April 30, 2010 by in Amazon