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Massachusetts Launches Open Cloud Project

The state hopes to create a cloud computing infrastructure marketplace.


The state of Massachusetts is teaming up with Harvard, MIT, UMass Amherst, Boston University and Northeastern University to create a cloud computing infrastructure marketplace. Called the "Massachusetts Open Cloud," the project hopes to make it easy for buyers to purchase cloud computing services from multiple vendors. For example, people could buy storage from one vendor, compute power from a second, and memory from someone else.

Red Hat is also involved with the project. "For us I would see the key opportunities we see around MOC is operational access, understanding large scale cloud infrastructure, and growing skills [around these areas]," said Red Hat's Jan Mark Holtzer. "We will rotate resources from support and consulting organizations so they can get first hand experience."

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