Finland native, LinuxCon Europe keynoter and Eucalyptus Systems CEO Marten Mickos took a few minutes to share his latest thoughts on what open cloud really means and what role Linux and open source software are meant to play in the technology shift being prompted by cloud computing. LinuxCon Europe takes place November 5-7, 2012 in Barcelona.
There is good news being reported today throughout online, print and broadcast newsrooms: The U.S. unemployment rate has dipped to a four-year low to 7.8 percent, and staffing and consulting firm Robert Half International released its 2013 Salary Guide showing technology jobs will see the highest salary increases of any sector in the year ahead.
Whether you’re Nissan or Toyota, Walmart or Nordstrom, NYSE or NASDAQ, you are in the software business. Every company today, regardless of whether or not they’re a “technology” company, is in the business of building software. Today’s consumers demand it.
Zenoss released a new report this week that predicts more than 50 percent open source cloud adoption among enterprises within five years. In other open source cloud news, Rackspace has a new training and certification program for OpenStack, Citrix is building its IaaS platform and CloudStack is looking for speakers at its November conference in Las Vegas.
Linux inspires. It is enabling nearly every technology innovation of the 21st century and is supporting the growth of numerous industries from mobile to the cloud. And, its reach goes far beyond these markets to also enable scientific discovery, smart cities, new companies and young students.
The OpenStack Folsom release is out this week, along with a new cloud strategy announced by IBM. Also, OpenNebula's CEO pens an argument for innovation in the cloud through open source; Seeking Alpha reminds us what open source cloud platforms are up against; Red Hat's cloud evangelist tours Europe; and OSU Open Source Lab advocates using Ganeti for small to medium-size private cloud deployments.