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Cloud Platforms: Open Source or Proprietary – Advantages and Disadvantages

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When it comes about choosing a software for Personal Computer systems, we know we can easily choose between a proprietary software and an open source. The same applies to cloud platforms: which model is best suitable for your business?

In today’s competitive market, cloud platforms like OpenStack, CloudStack and Eucalyptus are open source alternatives to proprietary solutions for commercial businesses.

These models provide many similar benefits that distinguish any open source program: community access, shared resources, rapid updates and freedom to not be tied to the limits of the software owners. But, although a few cloud service providers prefer to create their services on open source platforms, while most opt for the model of proprietary platforms. read more