Where Linux Led, OpenStack Will Follow

The critical momentum that the industry is seeing today for the open standards cloud movement is reminiscent of Linux and its turning point in the late 1990s, and we’re willing to bet that cloud will have a similar outcome – the triumph of open standards over proprietary approaches to cloud computing.

How do we know? When you look at cloud, the fundamentals are the same.

The strategy articulated around open source in 1998 – preventing vendor lock in, providing market choice, spurring innovation, and enabling modularity of design to drive higher quality software – holds true today for enterprise cloud computing.