Time Warner Cable is going big with OpenStack. Just a year into their production use of OpenStack for powering their internal cloud, they are leveraging it for everything from video to networking to deploying web applications, all on an in-house OpenStack cloud spread across two data centers.
The move to open source technology is a much more fundamental shift than just cost savings, and represents a trend that is starting to cross industries, even the most traditional ones, from financial services through telcos.
Open source is increasingly changing the software industry, and content management systems helped lead the way.
The Opensource.com weekly look at what is happening in the OpenStack community and the open source cloud at large.
In this interview with OpenStack community member Rob Hirschfeld, we get updates on the current status of many efforts within OpenStack: DefCore, the project managers working group, what's ahead in the Liberty release, and more.
Writers wanted for a new Opensource.com column dedicated to documentation, including best practices, case studies, projects that need help from the community, events, tools, and tips.
Patience and empathy are the basis of good documentation, much as they are the basis for being a decent person. Here's a how-to for creating better open source project docs, which can help your users and grow your community.
In this interview with Adrian Otto, project team lead for OpenStack projects Magnum and Solum, we get a preview of his talk at the OpenStack Summit Vancouver, entitled "7 Habits of Highly Effective Contributors," where he will share a formula to become a valued contributor to an OpenStack community... Read more
Smart digital agencies know that if providing value, return on investment, and total customization are all key components to their brand and value proposition, the open source model is, and has always been, the far better choice.
One thing is certain: Running an open source company has unique challenges and opportunities. Here are 3 critical lessons I've learned from running Lucidworks.