Why Cloud-Based Architectures And Open Source Don't Always Mix
Data Center Knowledge, September 10th, 2020
Cloud-based architectures and open source should be a natural fit, but success stories like Kubernetes are the exception, not the rule

"By some measures, open source has been wildly successful in the cloud. Open source solutions like Kubernetes have eaten closed-source alternatives for lunch. Yet, in other respects, open source within the cloud has been a complete failure. Cloud-based architectures continue to pose fundamental problems for achieving open source's founding goals of protecting user freedom. For many organizations, using the cloud means surrendering control to proprietary solutions providers and facing stiff lock-in risks..."

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