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The latest technology buzz, after the Internet, telecom, and mobile, is cloud computing. Hype or not, in various names and forms, cloud computing providers - platforms and applications alike - are counting on more than $40 billion in revenue in 2011 alone, growing to more than $241 billion in 2020, according to a recent report on "Sizing the Cloud" by Forrester Research. Open Source Software in the Clouds Most software applications today incorporate some open source software directly or indirectly (dynamically linked). Developer's resourcefulness, code reuse, and efficiencies of development make open source an attractive option for all technology organizations. Cloud applications are no exception and many applications deployed in clouds are either entirely open source (think OpenStack or OpenERP Server), or have a significant amount of open source in them. According ... (more)

Hortonworks President: Open Source Is the ‘Single Fastest Way To Innovate’

These days, computing processing power has advanced to the point where we can collect a previously unimaginable wealth of information relating to virtually everything. And it can be reasonably concluded that such processing power will increase substantially in the years to come, just as it has in years past. As we enter the age of big data, it’s more important than ever that companies have the ability to process those vast amounts of data, analyzing it in such a way to derive actionable information that can be leveraged to improve business processes and better serve customers. ... (more)

Will Heartbleed Give Rise to a Slew of New OpenSSL Variants?

After being uncovered earlier this year, Heartbleed—the serious security vulnerability in OpenSSL that affected vast expanses of the Internet—was blamed on the open source community by some pundits. But simultaneously, many credited that same community for discovering the flaw in OpenSSL, which may otherwise have been missed, through its code review. Either way, the confusion surrounding Heartbleed has led to programmers creating their own iterations of OpenSSL, presumably in hopes that such a flaw won’t happen again. Last month, Google became the latest company to announce its ... (more)

Is Open Source Becoming the De Facto Standard in the Data Center?

Is open source positioned to become the next mode of standardization in the virtualization world? It appears that might very well be the case following the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group’s decision to move forward with an open source project designed to meet that end. The group hopes that open source solutions can be leveraged to provide businesses with the interoperability in their data centers that previously resulted from standardization. The group’s project—Open Platform for NFV—wou... (more)

The Latest on OpenStack Adoption | @CloudExpo #Cloud #OpenStack

According to a recent press release, 81 percent of senior IT professionals are planning to move or are already moving to OpenStack private cloud. With that said, many customers are also coming forth with concerns about how their cloud infrastructure should be integrated and managed. For example, respondents to the study conducted by Linux, cloud and storage infrastructure provider SUSE have installation challenges, possible vendor lock-in, and a lack of OpenStack skills in the market on their list of concerns about moving to the OpenStack private cloud. While OpenStack has many ... (more)