[OpenStack Foundation] Today's WSJ article <-- Alternatives to RHEL?

Boris Renski b at renski.com
Wed May 14 20:10:15 UTC 2014

I don't want to speak on behalf of RH, but, to my knowledge, the decision
about supporting or not supporting RHEL on various virtualization platforms
is a technology decision, not a go-to-market decision. Neither does Red Hat
explicitly refuse to do so, they just don't do it right now.

In offering guest support for RHEL, RH has to do backwards compatibility
testing for all releases of RHEL dating 13 years back on that particular
virtualization platform. This is technologically challenging thus RH would
only invest in it if there is a clear revenue potential for RHEL on that
platform. RHEL on Amazon and vCenter - potential is clear. RHEL on Mirantis
OpenStack or Piston OpenStack - maybe not so mcuh... this may look ugly on
the outside, but there is actually merit to this.


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Michael Pittaro <mikeyp at lhrc.com> wrote:

> I felt obliged to add a comment on the article re: the organization
> and sponsorhip of the Summit.  The article sure made it sound like a
> RedHat event to anyone unfamiliar with OpenStack and the Foundation.
> mike
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