Cloud Testing or Cloud Transformation?

How much does an “open” cloud cost? The Massachusetts state government is willing to invest $3 million in Boston University’s (BU) concept of a truly open cloud, one the institution hopes will spur positive change marketwide. Can this initiative really compete with offerings from big providers like Amazon, Google and IBM, or is it just another rebranding of cloud hype?

Bottom line? The MOC has the potential to transform public cloud computing by mimicking familiar retail experiences, delivering utility-grade resources and remaining accountable to stakeholders.

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