The State of Open Source Cloud - Peter Zaitsev

Discover the latest trends and innovations in the open source cloud landscape. Explore how open source software is transforming cloud computing, driving cost-effectiveness, scalability, and community collaboration.

Key takeaways
  • Open source innovation often occurs when developers tend to have choices of building new stuff to avoid creating proprietary software.

  • Linux is pretty much dominant in the server operating system market, with over 20 years of development and community support.

  • The interest in Kubernetes and Docker communities has grown significantly, making it easier for developers to deploy and manage applications.

  • Cloud vendors like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are investing heavily in their growth, leading to better integrations and services for developers.

  • The cost of running a database has grown by almost 50% in a year, making it more expensive for businesses to maintain their own infrastructure.

  • Open source software allows developers to engage with the community, contribute to the project, and benefit from the collective knowledge and expertise of others.

  • Building an application on an open source stack in the cloud can be very cost-effective and scalable, especially for web applications.

  • Open source development platforms like Kubernetes and Docker have made it easier for developers to build and deploy applications without having to manage the underlying infrastructure.

  • The rise of GitOps and declarative cloud-specific tooling has simplified the process of managing and deploying applications in the cloud.

  • Cloud vendors are increasingly investing in making open source better, leading to improvements in usability, performance, and security.

  • The focus on growth at any cost has shifted to a focus on profitability and sustainability, leading to more attention to cost optimization and efficiency.

  • Open source solutions for databases and data management are gaining popularity, providing businesses with cost-effective and scalable options.

  • The development of application catalogs and marketplaces is making it easier for developers to find and use open source software in their projects.

  • The growth of data and the explosion of software applications have led to an increased demand for open source solutions that can handle large amounts of data and complex workloads.