“04 Mar 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that all of its cloud services and software will be based on an open cloud architecture. This move will ensure that innovation in cloud computing is not hampered by locking businesses into proprietary islands of insecure and difficult-to-manage offerings. Without industry-wide open standards for cloud computing, businesses will not be able to fully take advantage of the opportunities associated with interconnected data, such as mobile computing and business analytics.”
see IBM To Make Its Cloud Services and Software Open Sourced-based.
Cool, eh? The leading purveyor of servers and services in IT goes with OpenStack.
The Importance of Open Source in Cloud Computing
I agree. The same openness that made the web great will also make clouds great.