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HP Dispels OpenStack Cloud FUD

HONG KONG—Monty Taylor has the title of Distinguished Engineer at Hewlett-Packard and also holds the distinction of currently being the top open-source OpenStack cloud developer in the world, based on the volume of code commits.

Speaking at the OpenStack Summit here, Taylor delivered a keynote address giving his views on why OpenStack works and why the naysayers are flat out wrong in most cases.

One of the primary promises of open source in general, is that users are not locked into particular cloud technology vendors. Simply put, Taylor said that no enterprise user of technology really wants to be locked in. Going a step further he added that organizations want to be able to affect the lifestyle of the application in order to get technology that works for them.

"It's our mission with OpenStack to produce ubiquitous cloud computing," Taylor declared. -

Read the full story at eWeek:
HP's Monty Taylor Tries to Counter OpenStack Doubters' Arguments

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.