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Red Hat Adds Microsoft .Net To OpenShift

Red Hat tries to catch Cloud Foundry by adding .Net and SQL Server capabilities to its open source PaaS project.

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Charlie Babcock
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3/10/2014 | 3:06:03 PM
Both of these initiatives are needed
Red Hat is playing catch up here. Uhuru Software provided the same capability to Cloud Foundry in December 2011 and Tier3's Jared Wray (now part of CenturyLink) provided it through Iron Foundry before that. Both of these efforts are needed. If the data center is going to move closer to a DevOps state, it will need to be able to run Linux and open source languages alongside .Net. Both Cloud Foundry and OpenShift will provide that capability, if both can be sustained.
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