Cloud computing has come a long way in the past decade. Organizations that are moving their workloads to a cloud computing environment have several choices to make. Perhaps the most important is what kind of cloud best fits their needs. One of these considerations is whether to use a closed and proprietary cloud or a cloud that is open and based on industry standards.
Open clouds allow for a wide range of both hardware and software choices compared to clouds that are created and maintained by external organizations. An open cloud computing environment is possible today and can be constructed to be efficient for various workloads. Also, by implementing an open based cloud environment, applications can return results quickly. Applications that require fast responses and low latencies can take advantage of the latest innovations that can be easily incorporated into an open cloud computing environment. By creating and using a cloud that is based on widely available standards still allows for customization and can reduce costs over time.
This whitepaper will examine several factors that should be considered when investigating what an open based cloud computing environment looks like and how costs can be reduced.
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