How do the Linux and open source communities define the open cloud? Our Leaders of the Open Cloud series posed this key question, along with many others, to industry heavyweights in the 10 weeks leading up to the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last month. Here, we’ve distilled their answers into a slideshow to illustrate the range of participants and viewpoints as well as some areas of contention.
The news and analysis on open source cloud computing keeps flowing after the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last week. New data from IDC released during the conference shows users overwhelmingly support the open cloud, but some bloggers are still skeptical that the open cloud is being defined too broadly. Nevertheless, the open source announcements keep coming in the cloud with contributions from Alcatel-Lucent, Netflix and Basho this week.
The LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2012 conference held in San Diego last week were an epic success. Three days of keynotes and technical sessions from leaders in Linux, open source technologies and cloud computing sparked new conversations online in the days during and after the event. The information and ideas now circulating through the Linux community presented some new angles on old topics as well as a rare peek at the tools and technologies behind innovative companies and services.
Adopting Linux as a platform has helped change Oracle over the past 15 years from a fragmented, decentralized behemoth to a sleek, consolidated service provider, said Senior VP and CIO Mark Sunday in Oracle’s LinuxCon keynote presentation Friday morning.
The Linux and open cloud communities came together this week at LinuxCon and CloudOpen to advance technology for the next major shift in computing. Technical sessions, interesting keynotes, amazing parties and the hallway track provided the foundation for this work. The community also rallied together in song. Yes, a collaborative song, featuring Linus Torvalds, that shares at least one way we feel about the old way of building software.
There really are no words, so please watch and enjoy (oh, and share)!
A highlight of yesterday's excellent LinuxCon and CloudOpen conference was definitely the kernel panel featuring Sarah Sharp, Ted Ts'o, Greg K-H, Linus Torvalds and moderator James Bottomley. Some quotes: