cloudpro.co.uk: March 12, 2013
IBM's move to OpenStack is another indication that open cloud offers many advantages when it comes to security
The news that IBM is going to shift all its cloud services and software to an open cloud architecture comes as no great surprise. After all, it had already signalled an intent to open up the cloud when it joined the OpenStack Foundation last year as a 'platinum' sponsor and then went on to contribute to the codebase.
The announcement will, of course, be a real boost for the whole open cloud movement when those 5,000 or so IBM private cloud customers are migrated to an OpenStack-based architecture. It may not be surprising, after all IBM has needed to do something strategically if it is going to ever really be able to compete with AWS, but is the move to open standards secure?
Certainly open standards can work with proprietary technologies to drive business growth, which is at the heart of the IBM move, but can they (and in particular OpenStack) improve security? Read the full story