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From Seagate Tech Insights:

The Case for Open Source Hardware and Software in the Cloud

Designing in-house software or leveraging open source communities has enabled cloud providers to do more with less. In fact, the data center has become a software-led infrastructure influencing the cloud storage market at large.

Let’s face it, data centers are changing thanks primarily to the advent of the cloud data center—led by large cloud service providers like Google, Amazon, Facebook, OVH and Baidu. Many of these providers utilize traditional solutions from the large OEMs, but are increasingly moving to lower-cost, more-optimized open architectures that are driven by software. Designing in-house software or leveraging open source communities has enabled cloud providers to do more with less. In fact, the data center has become a software-led infrastructure influencing the cloud storage market at large.

Why the change?

Data centers are the profit engines for cloud service providers. To lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase agility, they increasingly demand:

  • Greater system optimization
  • Smarter technology refreshes
  • Faster innovation
  • Simple implementation
  • Massive scale

This change is being led by Open Compute Project and OpenStack among others.

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