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VEXXHOST Essentials: The Open Source Omnibus

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

Open source technology and tools have been playing a significant role in the technological growth of the world. Over the years, we have published a lot of content on open source and related topics. This omnibus aims to bring you all of those valuable, informational content together so that you can access it all from a one-stop solution. Each section is linked to a detailed blog where you can find more information about the said topic.

How To Choose An Open Source Project

With a mix of developers contributing to open source projects, a variety of experience and expertise clubbed together. Therefore, tinkering projects multiple times makes them more secure and robust. However, not all open source projects are created equal.

These projects vary in terms of security and agility. Thus, choosing the right open source for your use case can get tricky. To help you work out this problem, you can focus on the following key areas:

  • Users
  • Builders
  • Documentation
  • Compatability

It is not necessary to find the exact match for your use case. But that's where the flexibility of open source is of significance. You can still utilize the project with modifications of your own.

Why Open-Source Tools For Cloud Management

In a world where everything feels complicated enough, it's essential to embrace simplicity in your cloud management solution. Complexity is the enemy. In the spirit of keeping things simple, open-source tools for cloud management are here to help you.

From anticipating challenges and changes down the road to embracing control to mitigate risks, there are many reasons why open-source tools can be a game-changer for cloud management. Some of them are:

  • Community equals less risk
  • The option of forking
  • Anticipating changes that lie ahead

Open Source vs. Proprietary Cloud

Open source vs. proprietary cloud – which option works best for enterprises? Both cloud services have the objective of providing the end-users with products or software. In some cases, users prefer the idea that the cloud service is backed by a tech giant with a wide array of options to choose from. Many others prefer the flexibility and interoperability open source provides. There is no specific right or wrong here – it all depends on individual company requirements and goals.

Reasons Why Enterprises Choose Open Source

Open source software and similar solutions are chosen by many – why? In some cases, users prefer the idea of proprietary software that is backed, probably by a tech giant. Many others prefer the interoperability and various other benefits open technology provides. In the end, the choice rests on individual company requirements and goals. But, for companies who are still doubtful about making a choice, here are nine reasons why open source should be the obvious choice.

  • Cost-effectiveness and pricing
  • Security
  • Ability to avoid vendor lock-ins
  • Source code modifications
  • Faster deliverability
  • Interoperability support
  • User documentation
  • Wider support network
  • Ensures tech agility

4 Open Source Foundations VEXXHOST Supports

At VEXXHOST, we have been supporting the open source community for over a decade now. Our mission to offer businesses more freedom and contribute to the growth of technology is at the core of our initiatives. Mutual contributions and support drive this journey with the community, and the various open source foundations are a big part of it. Here are four of those prestigious foundations where VEXXHOST is a proud member.

Why Should You Work On Open Source Projects?

Open source project development is to benefit the community at large. The power to use, fix and build upon an open source project gives immense flexibility.

If you have an idea for an open source project, don't hold yourself back. Let's take a look at some of the most significant reasons why you should create an open source project.

  • Self-interest
  • Recognition
  • Project quality
  • Tailor-made for you

Debunking Common Open Source Myths

Where open source software is concerned, there is no shortage of critics, and as a result, there is also a fair amount of misconceptions. So here we're debunking the four most common myths surrounding open source software and setting the record straight!

  • Myth #1: Open Source isn't as Secure as Proprietary Software
  • Myth #2: Open Source isn't Enterprise-Grade
  • Myth #3: Support for Open Source Software is Lacking
  • Myth #4: Open Source isn't Compatible with Proprietary Programs

VEXXHOST's Open Source Based Cloud Services

At VEXXHOST, we are proud to be running open source-based cloud solutions to customers, associate with four major open source foundations, and contribute to the growth of the industry and technology. We provide OpenStack-based clouds with the help of projects continuously developed and updated from these communities, including public clouds and dedicated and highly secure private cloud environments.

Take advantage of our limited-time deal just to set up a one-time, OpenStack-based private cloud deployment - at 50% off! The cloud will be running on the latest OpenStack release, Wallaby, which allows you to run Kubernetes and VMs in the same environment, and can be deployed in your own data centers with your hardware. Furthermore, all these will be deployed and tested in under a month!

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