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Why Cloud Is Forcing Cisco to Embrace Open Source

May 04, 2011, 08:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Derrick Harris)

"Presently, OpenStack is comprised of two primary components — OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage — but Cisco seems to think that cloud networking is just as important, and it's difficult to argue with its logic. (In fact, Cisco isn't alone in pushing for OpenStack network services.) In Tucker's world of catering to developers and of providing "everything as a service," fairly advanced network management will be critical to achieving a robust cloud computing experience, and, thus to attracting developers."

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