These include platforms such as OpenStack and Cloud Foundry; container technologies such as Docker, CoreOS, and Kubernetes; software-defined storage and networking technologies; DevOps tools such as Ansible and Jenkins; and more. In each case, companies are using open source software to maximize development and operations and stay competitive in a rapidly changing market.
With so many technologies, tools, and techniques to keep track of, it can be hard to know where to start learning new skills. In this article, we take a brief look at five next-generation cloud technologies and some of the key open source projects in each space to help you get up to speed. At the start of the new year, many IT professionals wonder which new cloud technologies will dominate the market in 2016. Containers were all the rage last year, but what's in store next?
While still an important technology, "the cloud is getting a little old," says David Linthicum, SVP of Cloud Technology Partners, a cloud consulting firm based in Boston. New technologies, such as IoT, machine learning and DevOps are taking center stage, along with open source options for cloud.
In his latest podcast, Linthicum discusses new cloud technologies and other topics with Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information Sciences, Inc., a technical services and consulting firm based in Reston, Virginia.