In the early days of interconnected computing, companies such as AOL and Compuserve attempted to establish themselves as gatekeepers to the Internet, but ultimately, the free Internet prevailed and everyone was able to take advantage of the open platform.
Today, history is repeating itself with the Cloud, where a war is raging between big players for dominance over the future of technology.
The Cloud evolved by progressively pealing layers from the traditional computing stack, first with virtualization hypervisors which abstracted operating systems from underlying hardware, and then by abstracting services from underlying hypervisors. But, can the Cloud be abstracted from Cloud Service Providers? This session describes how new open source Cloud alternatives are emerging as very strong contenders to their commercial rivals, from organizations like NASA, CERN, Argonne National Labs and, yes, the NSA.
As a Co-Founder and CEO of DetaCloud, Al focuses on delivering leading-edge open-source Cloud solutions to enterprise and public organizations.