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The Truth About the Open Cloud: What Really Matters -

There is always a lot of talk about the word "open" in tech circles, especially when it comes to the cloud. After all, no one wants to be locked in and shackled to a "closed" system, right?

I've sat on a number of panels in recent years talking about the open cloud, and one question always comes up: What exactly is the open-source cloud anyway?

Simply using an open-source technology does not make a cloud open in my opinion, and it's an argument that I've made every time anyone ever asks me. I like to think like a user, and frankly users in the cloud (and elsewhere) typically have one primary concern—and that's about data.

Read the full story at eWeek:
The Truth About the Open Cloud: What Really Matters

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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