By Mark EvansMark EvansReutersMark EvansTech writerPublished October 05, 2018 12:02:49In the US, the first major internet company to enter the race to democratize the cloud is Google, which will soon start offering its services to customers on a free, open-source software platform called OpenStack.
OpenStack is a free open-sourced platform that aims to make it easier for software developers to deploy, manage and scale cloud-based services across a wide variety of devices, with a view to eventually creating an open, scalable cloud computing infrastructure.
Open source is a way of building on existing technologies in order to increase the level of openness and innovation in a wide range of areas, from the hardware and software used to run computers, to the services that users can access.
Open Source, in turn, means that it is open to new ideas, and OpenStack is open source.
“OpenStack’s vision is to allow any business or organisation to deploy and manage any software or cloud service from a single source of truth,” said Google’s VP of OpenStack, Arjan Rood.
“The cloud provides an open platform for anyone to build on.
It’s a way for anyone, anywhere, to build a business, a brand or a product, with the flexibility to scale.”
OpenStack already provides services such as the Google Apps for Work suite, and Google will soon be offering its own OpenStack cloud services in the coming months, starting with a cloud computing application called Openstack Work, which can run on Linux.
“The cloud has always been about giving people control and control has always meant being open,” said Arjan, who said the goal of Openstack was to “make the cloud more open and transparent and give people more control”.
“The biggest thing we’re trying to do is open up the cloud and make it more accessible to everyone.
So that means making sure that the people who run the infrastructure are open to ideas, that the users are open and that the companies that run the applications are open, too.”
Arjan Roude, the VP of open source at Google, speaks at the Future of Open Source Summit, October 18, 2018 in New York City.
“When you look at the internet, the idea of a single server running all these servers is really, really difficult to pull off.
It would take a huge amount of effort and power,” Arjan said.”
We are at a time when there is a lot of innovation happening in the internet infrastructure.
We want to give people the tools to start making changes to the infrastructure that they use everyday.”
Openstack, a project of Google, Amazon and other companies, aims to provide developers with a platform to build applications and services that are distributed across multiple servers, allowing them to focus on the software they’re developing instead of having to deal with thousands of servers.
“This is a huge opportunity for us to get this open, accessible cloud platform going, and it is a game changer for the entire internet,” Arjen said.
Openstack will be available in the first quarter of 2019.
The cloud is not going away, of course.
But it’s clear that the cloud has grown considerably in popularity in recent years, especially among technology companies.
“A lot of these companies are thinking of how do we have more flexibility in how they run their cloud,” said Mark Wilson, an analyst with research firm Forrester.
“If they can run the cloud as an open source project, they can also do it as a free project.
So if they want to be able to have more freedom in their cloud, they will be able do that.”
OpenShift is a cloud-hosting software suite that provides users with a free software-as-a-service (FaaS) platform that enables users to run applications on their computers, smartphones, servers and virtual machines, all in one place.
The OpenShift OpenShift platform, which is open and free, aims at providing enterprises with a scalable cloud that is both flexible and scalable, while providing an environment where they can focus on delivering the best experience for their customers.
“It’s a great platform for enterprises,” said Michael Vig, an industry analyst with Gartner.
“We see this as the next frontier in the cloud.
It really has the potential to be the future of the cloud, where people can run applications and applications can run themselves.
We believe it’s the next great thing for cloud.”
OpenSource is not just a cloud platform, however.
OpenStack’s core technology is a new open-code standard, called the Common Lisp Compiler (CLC).
The Common Lisp language is a general-purpose programming language that is built to run on a wide number of different platforms, including smartphones and servers.
CLC was originally developed by a group of academic researchers from Princeton University, and was later incorporated into OpenStack to help create a platform that is scalable.
“What is open is that anyone can contribute