Open source cloud computing allows enterprises to mold tools and services to fit their business needs -- nominally, for free. However, the best things in life may not be free when it comes to the world of IT.
Open source brings the need for specialized training and support staff on your team who are knowledgeable about the services you want to deploy. However, if you can make it work, some enterprises believe that open source is the best option.
Certainly today, OpenStack is a bigger name than ever. And with tools such as Hadoop for big data analytics, Docker for application containerization, and Cloud Foundry making a play at platform as a service (PaaS), IT pros have more open source on the brain than ever before. But to make the best decisions for your company, you have to know where you stand with the available open source options.
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Can open source adoption overcome enterprise confusion?
With its many benefits, including adaptability, open source has been touted as the future of cloud computing -- but is it actually alive in any production environments? As more options pop up, primarily to compete with OpenStack, how can companies ensure that they're picking the right fit for their cloud environment? The open source market is full of innovative options for all sorts of IT tasks, but it comes down to understanding how they work and what you need.
As the open source pond deepens with more vendor movements and options, cloud adopters must weed through them to find the best available options for their needs. Continue Reading
Customer dissatisfaction in cloud management platforms is driving a movement toward open source tools, but standards and IT skills need to catch up. Continue Reading
Cloud trends change as often as the weather, but all signs point to a bright future for open source cloud computing and PaaS. Continue Reading
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OpenStack sitting atop the open source mountain
OpenStack has been the undisputed king of open source for a long time. Now, some experts are even saying that it will rule private cloud computing, too. But there are detractors from this position, claiming that OpenStack has yet to see the light of many production environments.
Upon its creation, OpenStack drew high expectations. Four years later, the open source vendor continues to make waves, but not all attention is good. Continue Reading
With setup and scalability concerns hindering OpenStack's open source cloud platform, projects Triple O, Ironic and Rally look to save the day. Continue Reading
HP is making a lot of noise in the cloud market and a major investment in OpenStack with its release of Helion. Continue Reading
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Other open source tools, players compete in OpenStack world
Entering the open source ring to take some of the spotlight from OpenStack are players like Cloud Foundry, Docker and Hadoop. Hadoop has long been the leader in the big data analytics world, but newcomers like Cloud Foundry's PaaS and the containerization project Docker are picking up steam. What does the future look like for these open source projects?
A Cloud Foundry spinoff is muddying the once-clear waters of open source PaaS. What does the new foundation mean for OpenStack? Continue Reading
The latest version of Pivotal CF is an attempt to address security concerns, but will enterprise PaaS customers come? Continue Reading
Open source users are flocking to Hadoop and the market shows signs continued prosperity. However, there are still some wrinkles to iron out. Continue Reading
Docker continues to make containerization cool and sweep the cloud world with its 1.0 release. What does the future hold for the open source program? Continue Reading
Dell and Red Hat are forming a new PaaS alliance based on OpenShift. However, history is not on their side for customer acceptance. Continue Reading
Hadoop users may be in their honeymoon phase with the "perfect" open source framework, but every relationship has its challenges. Continue Reading
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