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divasngr
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7/12/2012 | 5:15:03 PM
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Actually that is untrue. The Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider Program offers cloud providers flexible pricing structures for hourly, monthly and annual subscription models. Red Hat's program also insures that all certified providers offer consistent images of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Red Hat offerings, using an in-place update infrastructure.
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7/3/2012 | 3:52:46 AM
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I don't think Google uses any VMware or Microsoft in their entire IT environment. It is all Linux, KVM/Xen. This doesn't surprise me at all.
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7/1/2012 | 3:27:24 PM
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I don't understand the criticism about the lack of Hyper-V or Citrix. The hypervisor should have little difference to the running image. No one complains that Amazon isn't running Hyper-V. Windows does run on KVM.

My guess on the choice of operating systems is that Google hasn't made arrangements for pay-for-instance OS licensing yet, so they are only offering images for which they don't need a license. Arranging for hourly pricing for OS instances from Red Hat and Windows is probably not part of the standard offering from either company, and likely requires some auditing to make sure proper fees are paid.
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6/30/2012 | 12:16:50 AM
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The article quotes someone from Invite Media telling us how they moved to GCE and got better performance at a lower cost. What the article doesn't say is that Invite Media was acquired by Google in 2010 and is now part of DoubleClick. So this is just Google talking about Google, not quite as compelling, don't you think?


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