This week we gave an invited talk in the open-source cloud session at Future Internet Assembly 2014. Its aim was to show how OpenNebula is driving innovation in cloud computing, impacting the adoption of private cloud, and enabling business in the cloud.
We covered the following scenarios:
- First, most organizations adopt cloud to optimize their IT investment, to improve existing services or to support new business and service models. In this scenario, OpenNebula lowers the barriers for new organizations to build their private cloud.
- Second, many organizations like the fact that open source allows great customization to meet individual requirements. They can build a differentiated cloud service to meet customers needs or to offer new cloud provision models for a specific market segment or geography.
- Third, open-source also encourages and supports innovation in the development of new cloud products. We have seen many examples of how its use lowers the barriers for new ICT players to create their own cloud offerings.
We wanted to present experiences from users, so we included some details about how OpenNebula is being used by four Europe companies. Big thanks to Armin Deliomini (Runtastic), Stefan Kooman (BIT.nl), Carlo Daffara (CloudWeabers) and Bernd Erk (Netways)!.