Will Red Hat’s OpenStack Contributions Turn To Gold?

first_imgIt’s happening again. Red Hat, which for years has dominated both the development and monetization of Linux, has turned its code contributing hand to OpenStack, the popular open-source cloud computing project. While Red Hat initially fought OpenStack, today it has become OpenStack’s biggest contributor.This bodes well for Red Hat. And for OpenStack.Source Code Vs. Source Of CodeTo understand why, it’s important to understand how commercial open source works. In proprietary software, source code matters. A developer or company writes software, locks it up under a proprietary license and sells the right to use the software. Proprietary software licensing attempts to make digital goods sell like physical goods.But in open source, being the source of the source code matters most. Since open-source developers essentially give away software for free, the key to monetization lies in being known as the source of the code, such that one becomes known as the best source of support, updates and add-on components for the software in question. Red Hat has turned this open source development and distribution strategy into more than $1 billion each year in support for Linux, a project that it heavily influences by contributing roughly double what any other vendor contributes, as the Linux Foundation’s annual Linux development report states. It may not seem like much, but Red Hat’s contribution rate of 11.9% gives it outsized influence with prospective Linux customers. No other vendor is better able to influence the inclusion of customer requirements in the Linux kernel.Now the same thing seems to be happening in OpenStack.Red Hat Gets Behind OpenStackWhile OpenStack was once controlled almost exclusively by its founder, Rackspace, today Red Hat has taken the lead on contributions to OpenStack:Source: OpenStack (Data compiled by Bitergia)Again, Red Hat’s contributions double those of the next two largest contributors, Rackspace and IBM. Again, Red Hat’s contributions put it in the pole position to profit from an open-source project.Particularly OpenStack, which has been criticized as being long on community and short on actual deployments. Red Hat isn’t particularly concerned with winning popularity contests. As a public company, it needs real customers paying real money for real OpenStack deployments. As such, it has released RDO, Red Hat’s community distribution of OpenStack (similar to Red Hat’s Fedora project for Linux), and this week Red Hat announced the availability of the Red Hat OpenStack Early Adopter Program, which provides early access to its enterprise-grade distribution of OpenStack, similar to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).It’s not hard to imagine Red Hat’s customer base extending their RHEL, JBoss, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) deployments to the cloud with Red Hat OpenStack.Just What OpenStack Needed?After all, this is the playbook Red Hat perfected with RHEL and has put to use selling middleware, virtualization, and now cloud. While Red Hat’s involvement offers no guarantee of success, when Red Hat sticks to markets it knows – enterprise infrastructure – using a business model that fits – enterprise hardening of community code – its success rate is pretty impressive. With $35.5 billion at stake in the cloud market, according to recent Gartner projections, making OpenStack work is a big deal.Since shifting into a true community project, OpenStack has steadily attracted new, active contributors, Red Hat chief among them. The next phase involves making OpenStack safe for the enterprise. Arguably no company has more success turning open source into a safe investment for CIOs than Red Hat. As such, Red Hat being number one in OpenStack contributions may go a long way toward making OpenStack number one with CIOs.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Matt Asay Tags:#Open Source#OpenStack#Red Hat center_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

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Lady Eagles book return flight to Finals

first_img“I’m just an instrument; the most important thing today is the team’s heart,” said Almadro. “From the No. 1 player down to No. 14, they really worked hard, pushed each other up.”Kat Tolentino led all Ateneo scorers with 19 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Forced to burn a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four, the Lady Eagles shook off the challenge of the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in a 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-14 victory in their rubber match Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“We’re not finished yet, we will trust in the Lord, but we will work harder,” said coach Oliver Almadro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“There’s one more job to do but we’re thankful we got here,” said Ateneo skipper Bea De Leon. “We didn’t entertain the thought that this would be our last game.”It wasn’t. The Lady Eagles will now face University of Santo Tomas—which earlier dethroned last year’s champion La Salle in the other Final Four pairing—in the best-of-three title showdown starting on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPayback. Redemption. Validation. Fetch whatever buzzwords you want, but for the Ateneo Lady Eagles, it was about making sure they weren’t exiting UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball.And hear them out: They aren’t done yet.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Garcia eyes another surprise The Lady Tamaraws forced the decider with a heart-stopping 10-25, 23-25, 22-25, 12-25, 15-8 victory over the Lady Eagles last Saturday.This time, Ateneo used a steel-nerved performance in the third set to knock the fight out of FEU.“We didn’t even treat an early exit as one of our options for today,” said Maddie Madayag, who had 12 points.Almadro thus towed Ateneo to its seventh finals appearance in eight years. The Lady Eagles missed the Finals last year after losing to, well, FEU in the semifinals.Almadro and his wards got payback for that.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

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