Tag: open source

Reliance on open source software expands opportunities for MSPs

Reliance on open source software expands opportunities for MSPs

One of the most attractive things about open source software is that it’s free. Many IT professionals routinely download it simply because they don’t have to get approval from anybody. And quite a few IT organizations have even gone so...

/ March 11, 2021
Helping clients take advantage of open source with commercial options

Helping clients take advantage of open source with commercial options

The beauty of open source is that you can download and install it for free, but once that’s done, it’s not always easy building a working understanding of complex software. That’s where commercial businesses built on top of open source...

/ October 29, 2019
Help your clients responsibly navigate open source

Help your clients responsibly navigate open source

More and more companies are developing software using open source pieces, or using open source tools. As that happens, MSPs need to help clients use it responsibly and so they can comply with licensing rules. You can’t just throw in...

/ October 15, 2019
LF Edge launches frameworks for building edge solutions

LF Edge launches frameworks for building edge solutions

The Linux Foundation wants to make it simpler for managed service providers (MSPs) to construct their own edge computing solutions using open source software. The LF Edge arm of the Linux Foundation announced the availability of a set of frameworks...

/ June 6, 2019
Open source movement pushes limits of available IT expertise

Open source movement pushes limits of available IT expertise

The rate at which organizations are adopting open source software appears to be approaching a tipping point, in terms of the ability of internal IT teams to absorb it.

/ April 16, 2019
Open source technologies poised to transform delivery of network services

Open source technologies poised to transform delivery of network services

Increased confidence in a broad range of open source technologies suggests that the way networking services are delivered is about to fundamentally change. A survey of 150 professionals working across 98 different service providers conducted by Heavy Reading on behalf...

/ September 27, 2018
As OpenStack grows up, it’s becoming a significant economic engine

As OpenStack grows up, it’s becoming a significant economic engine

OpenStack was created in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA as a check against the growing power of AWS in the cloud. People were concerned about AWS’s “black box” approach to cloud service delivery and the consortium of companies that started...

/ November 9, 2017