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Ex-Red-Hat brains decide to ride cloud

Cloud computing - or at least all the talk about it - is causing IT vendors to change their pitches on the off chance that cloud could actually end up generating some money.

And to that end, rPath - founded several years back on the promise of open-source appliances and an application packaging environment - is shifting gears with version 5.0 of its rBuilder, to manage software appliances on local virtual machines or remote ones running on clouds.

The other gear that rPath is shifting its focus from independent software vendors to the enterprise. ISVs were supposed to use rPath to make their jobs of creating and deploying applications easier thanks to the automation and patching that can be done through rBuilder's application repository.

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