Open hybrid cloud: when open really means open


Not everyone that claims “openness” in cloud computing is really “open.”

Innovation in cloud computing is dominated by open-source software today, which is great news for companies looking to build clouds from open-source components, as there’s a wealth of projects to choose from. However integration is a challenge and creating a true hybrid environment isn’t easy, especially when cloud vendors have different definitions of “open,” some being more “open” than others.

This webinar will dig into the topic of what an open hybrid cloud means today, the promise of open clouds in the future, and the best practices for implementing an open, hybrid cloud strategy.

Our panel of GigaOM Pro analysts and experts will discuss these topics:

  • What are the aspects of openness? Open source? APIs, extensibility?
  • What is the value derived from a hybrid cloud?
  • How are customers achieving open, hybrid clouds today, and how has that impacted their business?
  • What are the best practices for planning and implementing an organization-wide, open hybrid cloud?
  • Is application portability and cloud choice achievable in today’s cloud market?

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Register here to join GigaOM Pro and our sponsor Red Hat for “Open hybrid cloud: when open really means open,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at 10 a.m. PDT.



As companies develop a longer-term, more advanced vision for a hybrid cloud, the boundaries between the two cloud environments begin to blur. This seminar sounds very interesting, I hope it went well!

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