This past week, we had 93 people respond to the question:
'Is There A Place For Open-Source in the Data Center?" The respondents were pretty much in full support of the open approach. Of the 93 people who responded, 83 said, yes, there is a place for open-source. But we wonder what it will take to get such a movement to a pace of note. We do have faith in the open-source way but how will this effort transfer to the data center?
The organizers have the right idea.
"If you think of the Linux movement, and all of those who actively participate in submitting enhancements, features, even pulling together specific build packages for distribution, one could even see such things emerging in the data center engineering realm. In fact with the myriad of emerging technologies assisting in more energy efficiency, greater densities, differences in approach to economization (air or water), use of containers or non use of containers, its easy to see the potential for this component based design."
Let's move on to this week's question. It's certainly true that cloud computing is one of the most category filled markets you can find. Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service - the list goes on.
We do see the same big name companies making their stake in the market, no matter what their category. It's evident that there will likely be a handful standing over the next several years. Who will they be?