Beyond Linux - The Open Stack

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Commercial Open Source Software:: Linux and Beyond...

A good look at the advancement of the subscription model of selling software and how it ties in nicely with the Open Source model. The \'Open\' Stack concept allows you to understand the importance of avoiding vendor lock-in and the commercial open source alternatives to proprietary software in the marketplace today.

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Beyond Linux - The Open Stack

  1. 1. Commercial Open Source Software: Linux and Beyond...Walli DatooSnr. Product Manager – Open Source SoftwareInteractive Ideas
  2. 2. HARDWAREExpansion of x86 hardware – Intel & AMDCheaper hardware - Scale up and Scale out – Clock Cycles v/s CoresHomogenous hardware – HP, Dell, Fujitsu, IBMHigher rate of innovation – Economies of scaleHardware becomes commodity – Leasing for shorter refresh - Vendor Lock-In is reduced
  3. 3. VIRTUALISATIONAbility to use unused CPU clock cyclesUsing cheaper hardware to further scale up - Intel VT & AMD Opteron - Cores become importantEasier administration and maintenanceHypervisor is the Operating SystemIT Infrastructure management becomesimportant
  4. 4. PLATFORMOpen Source Operating System changes software modelSubscription Model is more agile and has more value - Mirrors hardware leasing modelBetter software through collaboration and opennessOperating System is the HypervisorPerformance, Stability and Scalability become importantTotal Cost of Ownership (TCO)is paramount
  5. 5. DATABASEAs hardware and computing increases databases becomeimportantStickiest part of the stack - Migrating data is not done overnight - Vendors can keep charging - $28 billion marketOpen Source database employs subscription modelOracle Compatibility – Easier migrationIT budgets are decreasing, cost ofdatabase licence is increasingCross Platform capability
  6. 6. MIDDLEWAREApplication development becomes prevalentTwo schools of development - .NET - Microsoft - JAVA – Open Standards LanguageCores become important as virtualisation is utilised todeploy applicationsOpen Source Model allows agility to scale deployment ofapplication as demand growsTotal Cost of Ownership (TCO) reachesthis high up the stackCross platform capability
  7. 7. THE OPEN STACK
  8. 8. The OPEN StackOPEN because...of standards and choice - IT constantly changes...but can you?OPEN because...open source development model - Collaboration = better software + innovationOPEN because...no Vendor Lock-In - What is your cost of exit?OPEN because...of the subscription - IT is commodity all the way up the stack - Bundle hardware and software into a annual subscription model - Annuity model – repeat business
  9. 9. Making it easy... PRODUCT WHITE LABELLEDMANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  10. 10. THANK YOU...Welcome to a new way of selling software Walli Datoo Snr. Product Manager – Open Source Software wallid@interactiveideas.com 0208 3444 235

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