Introducing OpenCloudNow

Welcome to OpenCloudNow.

This series of blogs, podcasts and videos will cover how to build and use a cloud using open source software and why open source is a better alternative than closed source or proprietary software.

The views expressed in these blogs, and those of my guests are, our own.

The blogs will follow this outline, though this page will be updated with any changes.

Business value topics

  1. Why upstream matters.
  2. Software licenses, legal view points: open source vs closed source.
  3. Software purchase models: subscription vs license+support.
  4. Suites vs bundles vs products: how is software packaged.
  5. Security and compliance.
  6. Lock-in: What is lock-in and how to avoid it.

Technical topics

  1. Automation.
  2. Operating systems.
  3. Hypervisors.
  4. Compute.
  5. Networking.
  6. Storage.
  7. Cloud Management.
  8. Containers.

Looking forward to the discussion



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