Use of cloud computing in the form of cloud email
archiving and cloud
storage are growing, but open source cloud-based services are
lagging a bit behind.
A new survey showed that only 18 percent of IT specialists have
deployed an open source cloud management platform, reported Network
According to TechTarget, it's unclear if open source cloud-based
certifications will be useful to IT employees and those who are
searching for jobs. Even though many IT specialists are
cloud-savvy, their default is not open source systems and services,
reported the news source.
An open source distributor recently received a lot of flak from
research firm Gartner for generating too much hype around open
source cloud computing. Gartner argued that consumers were being
led to believe that open source could be equated to a
"[The report] touches on a lot of different points," said Jonathan
Bryce, executive director of the open source provider, in response,
according to NetworkWorld. "We're early on in this technology
shift," he said.
It is expected that debates around open source computing will
continue as technology develops.