Open source software powers much of the current innovation in cloud computing, automation, DevOps, artificial intelligence, and big data and analytics. In fact, 95% of IT leaders say open source is important to their infrastructure software strategy. Consider these five reasons to use commercially supported open source software to modernize your IT.
1 Stronger security and lower compliance risk
Mid-market companies rank cybersecurity as their top concern. This finding is not surprising given the risks of data loss and the tough penalties for noncompliance with privacy laws. Move your approach from proprietary software to open source to:
- Boost your security posture—the more developers looking at your source code, the more fixes and updates will be available.
- Replace the conventional waterfall model of software production with a more modern DevSecOps approach that inherently creates more secure software by moving security into the design cycle.
- Adopt an open hybrid cloud strategy to keep some critical applications and data on-premise where it is more secure.
- Avoid regulatory compliance or data sovereignty risks with an open cloud approach that lets you switch public cloud providers if one does not have instances located where you operate.
2 Better cloud utilization
The use of public and private clouds has transformed IT. You can make your cloud environments more efficient by deploying on a foundation of open software.
- Standardize on open platforms to reduce the time and IT resources required to manage applications across public and private clouds.
- Use an open container platform to bring the flexibility and efficiency of cloud management to hybrid and on-premise deployments.
- Adopt an open hybrid cloud approach to gain interoperability, application portability, and cost savings.
- Improve DevOps by bringing development and IT operations teams together on a common platform.
- Bridge existing IT deployments and a cloud-native future with an open container platform.
- Use a single open orchestration platform across clouds to significantly reduce your development and operational efforts.