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Adapt to Thrive as Open-Source Software Disrupts the Data Center Infrastructure Market

Published: 08 August 2017

ID: G00324782

Analyst(s): Scot MacLellan, Joe Skorupa

Summary

Open-source software continues to disrupt the data center infrastructure market. Technology business unit leaders in data center infrastructure software providers must incorporate OSS into their strategy to grow opportunity and compete effectively.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Introduction

Impacts and Recommendations

  • As the increasing adoption of open-source software continues to negatively impact closed-source software revenue, business unit leaders who have not already done so must develop plans to deliver new revenue sources
    • OSS can transcend technology; it can also be about business culture, challenging closed-source vendors to adapt to new markets and new buying criteria
    • There are several ways for businesses to leverage or interact with OSS:

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