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Gigaom Research webinar: no limits or boundaries in building your infrastructure

Enterprises and service providers alike are currently fueling technical innovation by embracing open-source software technologies. CIOs concerned by vendor lock-in are asking for open source in RFPs. Investors are betting big on open-source software companies.

Open-source software technologies have emerged as the best and brightest platforms for networking, data storage, compute horsepower and secure distributed infrastructure needs of enterprises big and small. They provide tremendous flexibility through the power of open-source innovation and their respective communities, and they allow businesses to be nimble, agile and efficient by quickly responding to business needs.

Businesses have two infrastructure options. They can modernize their trusted platforms or start greenfield infrastructures. Whichever option they select, they must consider total cost of ownership (TCO), security, performance, reliability and scalability. Choosing an open-standards-based infrastructure avoids vendor lock-in and results in a lower TCO while providing business agility, interoperability and flexibility.

In this webinar, our panel will address these topics:

  • What costs considerations are associated with building your infrastructure platform?
  • What systemic qualities should you look for in an open-source software platform?
  • Why should an open-standards-based platform be a key requirement when you’re building your infrastructure?
  • Why should interoperability with your existing applications and systems be your critical criterion?
  • What are the best practices for creating a modern data center infrastructure that can result in lower capex and opex?

Speakers include:

  • Paul Miller, founder, The Cloud of Data
  • David S. Linthicum, SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
  • Rich Morrow, founder and head geek, quicloud
  • Marty Wesley, sr. principal product marketing manager, Red Hat

Register here to join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Red Hat for “No limits or boundaries in building your infrastructure,” a free analyst webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at 10 a.m. PT.