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The open source movement is growing rapidly and having a major impact on the way businesses model their IT strategies. One of the business areas where open source is beginning to have a real impact is in the area of cloud computing. Free and open source software (FOSS) is software that is liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, study, change, and improve its design by allowing access to its source code. It has revolutionized the world of information technology by encouraging a community-driven approach to building software and applications. In a similar way, cloud computing uses a distributed resource delivery and usage model, encouraging users to access their resource (hardware or software) via a network. The benefits of the cloud computing model are scalability that appears to be infinite and instant access or provisioning. One of the most important w... (more)

Insight on Cloud Migration

Cloud migration can be a daunting issue for companies with a number of legacy applications. In a recent article titled “Cloud Customers: Don’t Worry About Standards Yet“, Deborah Gage from DevX pointed to Armada as a voice of insight on this issue. The article makes several key points from Armada and other industry leaders including Gartner and additional cloud solution providers. Armada’s comments were drawn primarily from a webinar conducted with the cloud hosting company, OpSource, earlier this month. Armada noted that “Before you leap into the cloud, it’s important to figure... (more)

Defining What the Cloud is Not – Myths and Misnomers

There are so many myths, assumptions, misnomers related to the cloud, that it is compelling for genuine and serious service or value-add providers to shed light on these. Five common myths were addressed in a recent Armada whitepaper “Five Myths on Cloud Computing“. Here are some additional myths and misnomers and a brief explanation on why they do not resonate: 1. There is only one way to do cloud computing This is not true, contrary to what some vendors might like you to believe. At this point there are at least four general types of cloud computing and more are likely to follow... (more)

Five Myths on Cloud Computing (Part 5 of 5)

Today we complete our blog series with: Myth #5: The biggest cloud vendors are the right cloud vendors Of course, the best vendor for almost any solution is one that is established and well-tested. However, “cloud” is a hot field. Innovation can come from both the largest vendors or from well-funded and reputable start-ups. A more logical approach is to evaluate the right solutions based on your individual business needs and goals. The solution that works best for the manufacturing firm across the street may not be right for you. Choosing the correct solution in a “vendor-neutral”... (more)

Open Source in the Cloud – Part 1

The open-source movement is growing rapidly and is having a major impact on the way businesses model their IT strategies. We will examine these impacts over the next several blog posts. One of the business areas where open source is beginning to have a noticeable effect is cloud computing. Free and open source software (FOSS) is software that is liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, study, change, and improve its design by allowing access to its source code. It has revolutionized the world of information technology by encouraging a community-driven approach to buil... (more)