In Cloud Computing, Open Source Becomes Big Business

In Cloud Computing, Open Source Becomes Big Business
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In 2010, open source software, once the playpen of renegade hackers and hobbyists, had already gone mainstream. Cloud computing was newer and less defined, but already commercially available. That year, a small team of engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley brought the two neatly together. The result, a collaboration between NASA and Rackspace Inc., was called OpenStack. Since its release 10 years ago, open source cloud computing has steadily gained popularity, with many of the world’s largest companies making the switch. “That original work has expanded across most industries, because it solved a general problem […]

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