How Does Opensource Change the Dialog around #hybridcloud?
Copying post above here: Open source is great.. but it gets expensive to maintain, etc unless you have heavy technical skills in IT organization to maintain. Look for vendors that use it in their solutions
#opensource is first class citizen in the enterprise
opensource will help provide innovation, but without standards and wide adoption open source will just be a means to experiment
I agree with Lauren. Free like a free puppy. have your read many open source product docs? Awful.
Do you think new open source models are emerging like #OpenCore vs pure #opensource ?
@kurtmilne great to see you Kurt. Open is good for innovation and prototyping but it's hard to be silver bullet? Can you share your opinion on that?
There are some amazing open source products out there... but they take awhile to mature. I remember working w/Doug (Cutting) almost 10 years ago on Hadoop when he was at Yahoo. It took awhile for full maturity.
@lcooney enterprise IT needs solutions (rather than just components) and increasingly users want the pieces to come from open source. Users contribute and share support burden with community (of suppliers and peers).
Look for mature, active community (Code, Docs, Dialogue) and big companies using/implementing successfully. Also look to see if your company has the skills to integrate it.
Opensource contribution by developers is equivalent of Cisco Cert for IT Ops.
@stu fully agree. But you can't bet the farm on that early on.. do it w/smaller projects/offerings/solutions to start when you integrate. Then roll larger if works. Skills in-house so critical. Can't rely only on "vendor supported OSS"
Download. Install. Start using. is great. But to scale in production, need training, documentation, UI that fits different roles etc.
OpenSource is the raw materials. IT orgs are used to finished products. That's where providers can bridge the gap.
How do you train help desk to support 500 micro services apps?