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Nimbula OS Reaches Out to Worldwide Clouds

Some of the same folks that built Amazon's EC2 are now behind a startup called Nimbula, presumably a takeoff on the word "nimbus." (By the way, there is a storage company called Nimbus and an open source Infrastructure as a Service project also called Nimbus.)

Nimbula hopes to become the Microsoft Windows of the cloud with an operating system called Director 1.5. This newest version is designed to support clouds that are distributed all over the world.

The idea is to give IT and service providers a single view and management of a system that may span many machines, countries and continents. And for the end-user, the distributed system also appears as one single entity.               

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/16/2011 at 12:47 PM


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