A new white paper from researchers at IDC (sponsored by The Linux Foundation) notes that the door is wide open for open standards and open source in cloud computing. The paper, titled "Open Source Cloud System Software," is based on responses from nearly 300 IT users working at companies with more than 1,000 employees. The Linux Foundation had previously released a subset of the findings. Here are the details.
According to The Linux Foundation's Amanda McPherson, four major points emerged from the survey results: