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The 100 Percent Open-Source Data Center


Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Neil Levine, VP Product for Inktank, sponsor of the Ceph Project.

A decade ago, as CTO of a large service provider, I was lucky to be able to drive an open-source everywhere strategy. In addition to the ubiquitous LAMP stack, we managed to use open-source software in almost every part of the business, not just in the data center but also in departments like accounts and HR. However, there were two holdouts against the power of open source: storage and networking.