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Wednesday, August 29 • 10:45am - 11:30am
Beyond Open Source in the Cloud - Gordon Haff, Red Hat

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Openness doesn’t stop and end with the submission of some format to a standards body or with the announcement of partners endorsing some specific technology platform. It doesn’t stop and end with open source either. An open cloud isn’t about having some singular feature. It’s about maximizing a wide range of characteristics that push the needle from closed to truly open. These include open source and open standards for sure. But they also include portability of applications and data, viable and independent communities, freedom from IP encumbrances, and APIs that are independent of specific implementations.

The audience for this session is anyone wanting to better understand how to minimize lock-in when building or developing on a cloud, whether private, public, or hybrid. Only a general understanding of cloud computing is required.


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Gordon Haff, Red Hat

Gordon Haff is cloud evangelist at Red Hat where he writes and speaks extensively on cloud computing and related topics. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in technical and other publications, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees... Read More →


Wednesday August 29, 2012 10:45am - 11:30am
Executive Center Room 1