Guide to the Open Cloud – 2016 Edition

The Linux Foundation’s cloud experts have curated a list of the most useful, influential, and promising open source projects for IT managers and practitioners to build, manage, and monitor their current and future mission-critical cloud resources.

Get a detailed look at open source cloud projects in key areas:

  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud operating systems
  • Container management and automation
  • Unikernels
  • DevOps (complete CI/CD, configuration management, logging and monitoring)
  • Software-defined networking (SDN)
  • Software-defined storage

We also discuss: What is the open source cloud and how is it advancing? What it means to be cloud native. Emerging trends in the cloud. And much more.

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