The first enterprise forum about open source ever held in Sri Lanka, ‘Open Source Forum Sri Lanka 2014’ took place at Hotel Galadari, Colombo recently. Participants included top executives and corporate leaders from Sri Lanka’s business community and the Government sector. The objective of the event was to maximise the value of big data, cloud computing, virtualization, content management systems and business intelligence through the adaptation of open source. This is aimed at bringing in affordability, control and openness.
Mickey Bharat (Global Leader Channels and Embedded Linux and Virtualisation) made the keynote presentation on ‘CIO’s journey from Data Centre to Cloud. Closed Source vs Open Source?’
Bharat’s keynote presentation touched upon various aspects of the CIO’s journey to the cloud. Among these subheads were: (1) What motivates spending on data centres? (2) Evolution of Heterogeneous hypervisor data centres, (3) New wave of virtualization called application driven virtualization (4) Virtualisation Tier One Applications (5) Operating System’s and Hypervisor’s ‘Reduce Data Centre Cost and Complexity and Open the Door to Cloud’ (6) Change in market conditions, (7) Why are organizations like Oracle participating in the Open Source Revolution? And (8) Open Source for Enterprise?