The Truth About The Open Cloud: What Really Matters

Sean Michael Kerner | eWEEK | September 5, 2013

There is always a lot of talk about the word "open" in tech circles, especially when it comes to the cloud. After all, no one wants to be locked in and shackled to a "closed" system, right?

On Monday, Sept. 9, my friend James Maguire, managing editor at Datamation, is hosting a Google Hangout on the topic of Open Source Cloud, and it looks to be an interesting event. He's got people from Eucalyptus, Red Hat, Nebula and Citrix all set to speak during the hangout.

I've sat on a number of panels in recent years talking about the open cloud, and one question always comes up: What exactly is the open-source cloud anyway?