David Egts, Red Hat
Up-and-coming Web startups are leapfrogging each other to market using Internet-hosted Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technologies. PaaS allows these startups to innovate rapidly by focusing more time on their mission and less time managing hardware and software. Can the warfighter benefit from PaaS too? Yes, if the warfighter controls the PaaS stack - and open source delivers that control.
Virtualization bestows significant benefits on the warfighter, including consolidation, uniformity, live migration, and performance, but only if that sensitive tactical data can rely on secure hypervisors.