Open by Design


The Transformation of the Cloud through Open Source and Open Governance

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The open source revolution continues, but it’s not just about lines of code hosted in public online repositories. Today’s open source, managed by open governance and collaborative foundations, is fueling a developer revolution across worldwide communities working to conquer the next computing challenge—the cloud. Proprietary clouds and cloud ecosystems are being superseded by open source collaborations across the industry, such as Docker, OpenStack, and Cloud Foundry.

In this report, authors Philip Estes and Doug Davis present case studies to illustrate the current direction of collaboration and growth in the open cloud, and then they envision the next phase of collaboration—one that includes standardized interfaces for orchestration, cluster management, and distribution and deployment across multiple cloud infrastructure types, such as VMs and containers.

With potential for new revenue streams, new offerings, and new niche vendors, the future of the open cloud is full of promise. If you’re looking to be part of this «open by design» revolution, or plan to start a new collaborative project in the future, you’ll benefit from the authors’ examples and guidance.


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