Microsoft, Red Hat, HP and Oracle all had big cloud announcements this week that highlight the growing trend toward enterprise cloud computing. Companies are shopping for hybrid clouds of public and private platforms and don't want to be caged into services from one specific vendor, creating a good market for open source cloud solutions.
Microsoft to Run Linux on Azure , PCWorld
Microsoft’s latest moves to provide support for Linux on Azure has created an open platform for cloud development.
Red Hat Intros CloudForms Hybrid Management Platform , ZDNet
This new open platform for creating hybrid public and private clouds supports tools and applications from many different vendors.
HP Aims for Cloud Convergence , ServerWatch
HP, which has built its own cloud on OpenStack, is moving to a hybrid cloud service approach with CloudSystem. It joined Oracle  this week in announcing a comprehensive cloud strategy.
Intel Says Open Source Fundamental to its Cloud Growth , TechEye
Intel's data center gorup manager Boyd Davis says Intel is committed to give all of its customers an open source solution to the cloud.
Four Advantages of Using PostgreSQL in the Cloud , IT Business Edge
A guide for enterprise users trying to select a cloud database. The open source Postgres database could be a good option.