Open-Source Cloud Tools

Open-Source Cloud Tools


Interest in open-source cloud is strong, and potential benefits – such as interoperability and lower costs – are touted. Still, a number of organizations are wary of moving to the cloud without the assurance that an established vendor can convey. This classroom looks at the pros and cons of hitching your cloud efforts to an open-source project as opposed to a system that is more tightly integrated but comes with the caveat of a more expensive, locked-in relationship.


Dan Sullivan author and systems architect

Dan Sullivan is an author, systems architect, and consultant with over 20 years of IT experience with engagements in advanced analytics, systems architecture, database design, enterprise security and business intelligence. He is a leading provider of expert, third-party content for the IT industry and has written extensively about topics ranging from data warehousing, cloud computing and advanced analytics to security management, collaboration, and text mining.

Tom Nolle president CIMI Corp.

Tom Nolle is president of CIMI Corporation, a strategic consulting firm specializing in telecommunications and data communications since 1982.

15 Jul 2014
15 Jul 2014
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