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The lessons of Open Source for the Open Cloud


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Lessons learned during +25 years of Open Source and how those can be adapted to define the Open Cloud and at what we can do to see this idea materialise.

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The lessons of Open Source for the Open Cloud

  1. 1. The lessons of Open Source for the Open CloudStefano Maffulli, OpenStack Community Manager2012-09-22
  2. 2. Mission accomplished
  3. 3. Mobile and cloud computing are changingthe scenario
  4. 4. Define open-ness in cloud computing
  5. 5. <1> Enabling innovation
  6. 6. We won!
  7. 7. Enabled by the Freeedom to run, study,modify, copy
  8. 8. The freedom to tinker
  9. 9. The freedom to make
  10. 10. The freedom to innovate
  11. 11. Faster, better, cheaper
  12. 12. Open Innovation
  13. 13. OpenStack, an example of Open Innovation
  14. 14. What is OpenStack ABSTRACTION BETWEEN APPS AND HARDWARE Compute Pool Network Pool Storage Pool Virtualized Servers Virtualized Networks Virtualized Storage
  15. 15. Road to the OpenStack Foundation October 2011 April 2012 Announced 19 companies July 18, 2012 plans to launch announce support Final legal Sept 19, 2012 independent for Foundation; documents OpenStack Foundation in form Drafting posted for Foundation 2012 Committee ratification Launch!July 2010 Jan/Feb 2012 June/July August 2012OpenStack Created 2012 Drafting Individual &community framework for committee Gold Directorestablished Foundation as produces and elections; first a community publishes three Board of rounds of legal Directors documents meeting
  16. 16. OpenStack monthly active developers
  17. 17. Users of OpenStack
  18. 18. </1>
  19. 19. <2>Define “Open Cloud”
  20. 20. From computing “products” to “services” Mainframe Enterprise Cloud Computing Computing Computing1960 1980 2000 2020 Disruptions
  21. 21. Evolution of computing modelsSLA 99.999 99.9 Always onScaling Vertical HorizontalHardware Custom Enterprise CommodityHA type Hardware SoftwareSoftware Centralized Decentralized DistributedConsumption Centralized Shared Self-service Mainframe Enterprise Cloud Computing Computing Computing 1960 1980 2000 2020
  22. 22. The four freedoms (computing products) 0 freedom to run for any purpose 1 freedom to study how it works 2 freedom to make copies to help you and your friends (and charge for the act of making one) 3 freedom to distribute modified copies
  23. 23. The four freedoms (computing services) 0 freedom to run for any purpose  Do you run a service? 1 freedom to study how it works  Do you need to study how the platform runs or just study its interfaces/APIs? 2 freedom to make copies to help you and your friends (and charge for the act of making one)  You dont need to really to: if you need more capacity you buy more of the service 3 freedom to distribute modified copies  Maybe, but does it make sense?
  24. 24. Open Source software is not enough
  25. 25. San Diego Super Computer Cloud Storage Service
  26. 26. Data changes everything
  27. 27. Scale changes everything
  28. 28. Defining Open Cloud Respect the users of the services  Users must be free to come in and out of clouds  Data formats must be Open Standards  Interfaces/APIs must be Open Standards Enable Open Innovation (dont reinvent the wheel)  Create vibrant communities and business friendly ecosystems
  29. 29. Whats an Open Standard subject to full public assessment and use without constraints in a manner equally available to all parties; without any components or extensions that have dependencies on formats or protocols that do not meet the definition of an Open Standard themselves; free from legal or technical clauses that limit its utilisation by any party or in any business model; managed and further developed independently of any single vendor in a process open to the equal participation of competitors and third parties; available in multiple complete implementations by competing vendors, or as a complete implementation equally available to all parties.
  30. 30. Building both for users and for businesses
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  32. 32. <Conclusions>
  33. 33. Close to the leaders Software As A Service Platform As A Service Infrastructure As A Service
  34. 34. The tasks of OpenStack Foundation Large scale testing and continuous integration coordination Tools to help developers contribute code easily Event management (Summit & Conf, other regional events) Legal (CLA process, trademark management & defense) Educational resources to help developers, sys admins, users, CIOs, evaluate and implement OpenStack Promotion of the OpenStack brand, including webinars, case studies, TCO studies, user interviews, and press outreach for member companies to leverage when promoting their OpenStack- powered products Promotion of ecosystem building OpenStack businesses "State of OpenStack” reports covering topics like the OpenStack Jobs outlook, OpenStack economic impact
  35. 35. Thank you … Stefano Maffulli  @smaffulli on Twitter  … for supporting OpenStack!  @openstack   All text and image content in this document is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License (unless otherwise specified). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks. Their respective logos and icons are subject to international copyright laws. The use of these therefore is subject to the trademark policy.