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The Third Tenet of Open Source: Open Source Requires Commitment (Welcome ManageIQ!)

Welcome ManageIQ We acquired ManageIQ, the company, at Red Hat in December 2012.  At the time, we promised that we would be open sourcing all the code behind their cloud management product (EVM, which eventually became CloudForms at Red Hat).  Today, I’m happy to announce that we have fulfilled that promise, and all the source […]

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The 4th Tenet of OpenStack: Open Source Projects Are Not The Same as Products

Bringing OpenStack To Enterprises Gartner analyst Alessandro Perilli recently wrote an article, Why Vendors Can’t Sell OpenStack to Enterprises.  In that article, he lists four challenges for vendors selling OpenStack and why enterprise adoption of OpenStack hasn’t taken off yet. I agree with Alessandro’s assessments of the challenge for vendors to bring OpenStack to the enterprise.  Enterprises […]

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The 2nd Tenet of Big Data: Run It On An Open Hybrid Cloud

Big Data Is More Than Hadoop Many people today associate big data with Hadoop analytics – and, to be sure, Hadoop is an important technology for this. However, just as the Linux operating system is so much more than just the Linux kernel, a big data environment is so much more than just a Hadoop […]

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The 2nd Tenet of Open Source: Bet on the Community, Not the Current State of Technology

Unix or Linux of Cloud? I recently spoke with an analyst who asked me about Marten Mickos’ comment at GigaOm Structure that “OpenStack, rather than following in Linux’ footsteps, could become ‘the Unix of cloud.’ The implication was that so many vendors weighing in could lead to a forking or fracturing of the OpenStack standard.”  […]

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The 2nd Tenet of PaaS: The P in PaaS Stands for Platform, Not Product

PaaS, PaaS Everywhere Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a hot space right now.  There seems to be a new PaaS provider popping up every minute.  Gartner projects the PaaS space will reach $1.8 billion in 2015, and their projections are conservative compared with several other analysts’. Visit the variety of PaaS offerings available, and […]

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The 10th Tenet of Cloud: The Linux of Cloud is…Linux

The New Linux of Cloud? There have been many claims lately by a variety of different open source projects that they are the “Linux of cloud.”  Typically, these projects cite a few key reasons for staking this claim, including: They are the new application platforms for the cloud They are the new epicenter of open […]

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The 1st Tenet of Open Cloud: Open is About Control

The Fateful Crash I met with a large SaaS provider recently that had a hybrid cloud, with most of its infrastructure at Amazon but a rapidly growing portion in its own data center.  This SaaS provider used a hosted cloud management solution (cloud-management-as-a-service) which also happened to run at Amazon. This SaaS provider is now […]

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