IDG Contributor Network: Open clouds – Let freedom ring!

IDG Contributor Network: Open clouds – Let freedom ring!

Open clouds build upon all three of the open software models – open standards, open source, and open core – described in our last blog, “What does ‘open’ mean to IT in the cloud era?” Beyond the benefits of open software, one can garner some or all of the benefits of cloud computing. Those benefits include economies of scale, fast time to deployment, consume-what-you-need pricing models, reduced physical plant costs, and the ability to focus more resources on core business differentiation for customers rather than building and supporting commodity IT infrastructure.

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