Open-Source Cloud Computing

What is Open-Source Software?

The phrase “open source” refers to a unique software-licensing agreement that allows end users to freely use or modify said software in any way they wish. Therefore, open-source software is any software designed to be used, modified, and integrated by the public into any independent projects, completely free of charge or legal ramifications. This is because open-source licenses make the entirety of a software’s code fully available to the public, allowing that code to be used for any number of purposes.

How Does Open-Source Software Relate to the Cloud?

An open-source cloud platform is any cloud-based solution, service, or model developed using the aforementioned open-source technologies and licensing agreements. Open-source cloud providers can cover any private, public, or hybrid cloud models, as well as the full array of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and other service solutions. Thanks to open-source cloud computing, our end users receive a multitude of unique benefits. For example, users face no vendor lock-in while benefiting from the seamless integration of myriad products and systems developed by different vendors and organizations. Ultimately, open-source cloud software - and open-source technology in general - is all about enhancing interoperability with other solutions. In the case of Wasabi’s cloud solutions, that interoperability relates to various cloud-based solutions, including open-source options like rclone and Cyberduck.