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Trends in Corporate Open Source Engagement

In 1998, I was part of SGI when we started moving to open source and open standards, after having been a long-time proprietary company. Since then, other companies also have moved rapidly to working with open source, and the use and adoption of open source technologies has skyrocketed over the past few years. Today company involvement in open source technologies is fairly mature and can be seen in the following trends...

VIDEO: Former NASA CTO Chris Kemp On OpenStack

Sean Michael Kerner | InternetNews.com | November 5, 2012

Chris Kemp, the first CTO of IT at NASA, helped to lead an effort at the U.S. space agency to create a cloud compute platform. The original 9,000 lines of code, known as Nova, have become the cornerstone of the OpenStack cloud project. Read More »

VMware To Penetrate OpenStack Cloud

Gavin Clarke | The Register | August 28, 2012

NASA and Rackspace spun up OpenStack as an open-source alternative to VMware for spinning up clouds two years ago. Now VMWare has applied to become a full OpenStack member with a decision to be taken at the OpenStack group’s first full board of directors’ meeting today. Read More »

What On Earth Is OpenStack?

Graham Morrison | TechRadar | November 25, 2012

Explained: Your guide to the Linux of cloud computing
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What Took So Long? The First Open Source Private Cloud Software Arrives

Brian Proffitt | ReadWriteWeb | August 1, 2012

Rackspace has become the first vendor to deliver on the promise of true cloud-computing portability for businesses with Wednesday’s launch of the first commercial cloud service using OpenStack cloud technology. Read More »

What Will Stop The Amazon Cloud Juggernaut?

Jason Bloomberg | Cloud Computing Journal | June 7, 2013

A lethal combination of market forces positions AWS to grow ever larger as they squash competitors like bugs under their sandals Read More »

Why 2017 Will Belong to Open Source

Staff Writer | ETCIO.com | January 18, 2017

A few years ago, open source was the less-glamourous and low-cost alternative in the enterprise world, and no one would have taken the trouble to predict what its future could look like. Fast-forward to 2016, many of us will be amazed by how open source has become the de facto standard for nearly everything inside an enterprise. Open source today is the primary engine for innovation and business transformation. Cost is probably the last reason for an organisation to go in for open source...

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Why Businesses Can’t Ignore The Growing Linux Trend

Seth Robinson | The VAR Guy | May 3, 2016

It used to be a clear sign of geekiness. People who were into Linux would rave about its benefits and flexibility…as long as you knew how to install your own OS, dig around for the hardware drivers you needed, and be a master of command-line instructions. For a world building technical literacy through more user-friendly front-end systems, Linux was a niche reserved for technology enthusiasts...

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Why Open Infrastructure Matters In The Cloud

Jason Baker | OpenSource.com | April 8, 2014

When reading a recent article by Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, I was struck by a comparison made between OpenStack and the interstate highway system. The article in Wall Street and Technology, called "OpenStack: Five things every executive needs to know," mostly focused on the high points of where OpenStack is in its development cycle.

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Why Rackspace Is Still A Buy Post-OpenStack

Dana Blankenhorn | Seeking Alpha | October 5, 2012

Seen in conventional terms Rackspace (RAX) should be a sell right now. It's best known for OpenStack,an open source cloud infrastructure it began working on with NASA a few years ago. But this summer it "lost control" of that software, placing it into a new OpenStack Foundation. Read More »

Why the Operating System Matters Even More in 2017

Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but they go back far enough. Mainframe customers wrote the first ones in the late 1950s, with operating systems that we'd more clearly recognize as such today—including OS/360 from IBM and Unix from Bell Labs—following over the next couple of decades. An operating system performs a wide variety of useful functions in a system, but it's helpful to think of those as falling into three general categories. First, the operating system sits on top of a physical system and talks to the hardware. This insulates application software from many hardware implementation details...

Why The Operating System Still (Kind Of) Matters

Derrick Harris | GIGAOM | April 26, 2014

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has been beating the Linux drum for years — particularly around the Ubuntu distribution that Canonical develops and supports — but his message, and that of much of the Linux community, has taken more of an OpenStack tone lately. Shuttleworth came on the Structure Show podcast this week to tell us when Linux still matters and when it’s the cloud — OpenStack, Amazon Web Services or otherwise — that’s driving the ship in IT.

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Will Ubuntu's OpenStack Dominance Turn Into Cash?

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | November 5, 2013

Ubuntu dominates the cloud, but that's not the same as dominating cloud revenue. Yet early signs suggest it's on the right track. Read More »

With Code.Nasa.Gov, Agency Steps Up Hunt for Its Open-Source Software Projects

Nick Judd | Tech President | January 17, 2012

Over time, NASA releases data from Kepler — an unprecedented look at our universe, other planets and star systems — on a decidedly terrestrial web portal, data.nasa.gov. It's part of a broader effort at NASA to make the agency's work more accessible, which is itself part of the Obama administration's promise to make government more open. Read More »

“There Would Be No Cloud Without Open Source” -Simon Crosby

Alan Shimel | Network World | November 16, 2011

Crosby says that we would not have a cloud with open source. Before there was an OpenStack or anything cloud platforms were built and continue to be built on open source foundations like Xen. In fact of all the cloud platforms today, the only one without an open source foundation is Microsoft's Azure and even there they are making it easy to incorporate open source software like Hadoop...

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