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IBM To Build Cloud Services On Open-Source Architecture

From Datacenter Dynamics - 4 March 2013:

IBM voiced full support for the development of open-source cloud infrastructure on Monday and unveiled a cloud-based offering based on open cloud standards, including the leading open-source cloud architecture and operating system OpenStack.

Robert LeBlanc, senior VP of software at IBM, said history had shown that standards and open source were a catalyst for innovation. “Just as standards and open source revolutionized the Web and Linux, they will also have a tremendous impact on cloud computing. IBM has been at the forefront of championing standards and open source for years, and we are doing it again for cloud computing,” he said.

IBM is a member and major sponsor of the OpenStack community, an open-source project started by a collaboration between the US hosting firm Rackspace and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Both Dell and HP, major IBM competitors in the enterprise-IT space, have cloud offerings built on OpenStack.

Another organization hard at work on creating open cloud-infrastructure standards is called the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). While the OpenStack community is focused on developing a specific cloud architecture and operating system, ODCA is largely focused on creating lists of requirements end users want in different aspects of cloud solutions they use.



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Yet the rest of their bread and butter runs on closed source.



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IBM - Open Source and Standards

IBM - Resources for open source development and implementation

IBM - Open source projects



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You just "searched" for open source IBM stuff. Your third link is literally linking a search on their site for "open source".
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Is their OS open source?
What about their VIOS source code?
What about their HMC source code?

No, they rely heavily upon open source software to run on their closed source systems.
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Openstack is a partnership of several vendors, IBM along with Redhat have been pushing Redhat's KVM for virtualization for a while and have conducted tests showing they can achieve 1 million IOPs write speed - in all fairness they also noted under the right conditions, VMWare can do so as well. The report is on Redhat's website somewhere.

Openstack combines well with KVM and can even integrate with VMWare, which I have yet to see anyone accomplish. My only gripe with Openstack is the lack of good official documentation. It's there but either it's third party docs/apps (like devstack) or trial and error.

Openstack has been making a lot of waves lately and seems to outpace Citrix/Apache's Coudstack altough I find Cloustack has better docs.
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said by Archivis:

Yet the rest of their bread and butter runs on closed source.

Like other companies such as Google, IBM wants to leverage open source where it makes business sense, not as a way to put themselves on any moral high ground. If IBM believed that it made business sense to open source other parts of their commercial offerings, then they would.
The fact that we have major companies like IBM pushing open source in their most progressive technologies is a major win in the battle. The war still drives on though.
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said by Maxo:

said by Archivis:

Yet the rest of their bread and butter runs on closed source.

Like other companies such as Google, IBM wants to leverage open source where it makes business sense, not as a way to put themselves on any moral high ground. If IBM believed that it made business sense to open source other parts of their commercial offerings, then they would.
The fact that we have major companies like IBM pushing open source in their most progressive technologies is a major win in the battle. The war still drives on though.

That and it is a way to compete with VMWare.
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