Could Facebook be your next software vendor?

Gigaom: It might sound crazy, but I think there’s an argument that Facebook could become a leading enterprise software vendor for the webscale world if the social-networking kingpin is so inclined. Over the past couple years, it has released details on a number of its internal efforts to automate and simplify the management of its massive infrastructure. As we continue to consume web applications, and cloud services and webscale data centers become more common, Facebook’s tools and expertise could be a cash cow.

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