In “IBM: Open Source is not Winning the War in Virtualization, Cloud … Yet,” Paula Rooney expands on an IBM executive’s comments about open source’s prowess in the tech sector and virtualization. The comments came at the Red Hat Summit held earlier this year. This was said about open virtualization,
‘We have to get to open virtualization. There is still a lot of churn in this world and when it comes back to virtualization and the cloud, too many people are trying to control the pieces. A VM is not a VM is not a VM. There are too many variations and clients are struggling with that. KVM here is very important,’ said IBM Vice President Robert LeBlanc, about the open source hypervisor incorporated in Linux and backed by Red Hat.
The growing momentum of open source likely means that open virtualization and cloud are not too far in the future. But we also think it noteworthy that many open source based technologies are already paving the way and have developed proven solutions in Big Data analytics. Take LucidWorks Big Data – the solution “is able to handle even the most demanding content environments -no matter the volume, variety and velocity of that content, or the number of user needs.” The application development platform is ready out of the box and includes all the needed open source components pre-integrated and certified.
Philip West, September 14, 2012