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Emerging Technology Analysis: Open-Source Software Infiltrates Cloud Management

Published: 01 October 2013

ID: G00251900

Analyst(s): Jonah Kowall, Ronni Rosenstein, Laurie Wurster


OSS providers — vigilant to the growing demand for cloud services within progressively complex IT infrastructures — stand to gain market recognition in the commercial arena. OSS cloud management tool providers should focus on tools that drive standards, ease of use, flexibility and quality service.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
    • OSS Management Tools That Support Cloud Management
  • Technology Adoption
    • Trends
    • Factors Driving Adoption
    • Factors Inhibiting Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • Most Likely Scenario
    • Least Likely Scenario
    • Conclusion

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