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Watch the Webinar here Developed by thousands and thousands . Rather than a few hundred developers producing a proprietary piece of software, open source solutions are developed by thousands of users worldwide. New features and bug-fixes are drawn into the main fold (the phrase is “pulled”) after extensive real-life user testing by thousands of users. Open source code promotes security . Anyone using the software can examine the source code and try to work out ways that it could be used maliciously. Expert user bases plug security holes just like any other bug fix after peer review. Required standards get baked into the software and are there to be seen, so adherence to governance is assured — rather than closed, proprietary software where users have to take the manufacturer’s word for safety and adherence to data protection legislation. Built the way you build . Solutions like the Cloud Application Platform from SUSE allow you to create applications in the cloud in the same ways that your developers already work. Using technology that’s DevOps-friendly, organizations can quickly create, test, deploy, and scale business-focused applications using remote services as easily as bare-metal. Because your bare metal systems and the cloud use the same frameworks, all applications are hybrid- or multi-cloud ready from their conception. What you need may already have been done . With an active user base of developers at all levels in multiple verticals, thousands of specialist uses of any piece of software already exist. If you need an application to do something specific or specialized, the work required to achieve just that (or something very much like it) may already have been done, and the code published or even upstreamed (pushed back to the core developers for inclusion into the main software repositories). Why pay a thousand dollars a day for bespoke tweaks to proprietary systems when there’s often plug-and-play functionality out there? Industry-standard and bleeding-edge, together . With safety, speed to production, and reusability at their core, microservices like containers and container deployment technologies such as Kubernetes are immediately available. Alongside containerized environments, technologies that are time- and industry-proven are already running huge multinational organizations. Using open source technologies, your business can find just the right mix of the industry stalwarts and the disruptive, cutting-edge of all that’s new.
2020-07-31 | Sponsored, Cloud, IoT | English | AsianCorrespondent